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AZ Alkmaar put themselves in the driving seat in their Europa League last-16 tie against Anzhi Makhachkala, nicking a 1-0 lead in the opening leg in Holland.
Former Russia and Zenit head coach Dick Advocaat could have called in favours to prepare his AZ Alkmaar side for their Europa League tie with Anzhi Makhachkala - but decided the personal approach worked best.
Vitesse Arnhem kept the pressure up on Eredivisie leaders Ajax with a 2-1 win at NAC Breda on Saturday.
Ajax's title defence received another boost as they won 2-1 at Feyenoord to go eight points clear at the top of the Eredivisie table, while FC Twente drew 1-1 at FC Utrecht.
Nick Viergever struck again as AZ Alkmaar reached the last 16 of the Europa League after a 1-1 home draw with Czech side Liberec.
Sevilla and Real Betis set up a mouthwatering derby in the last 16 of the Europa League with victories on Thursday night.
Ajax stretched their lead at the top of the Eredivisie to six points on Sunday with a comfortable 4-0 victory over AZ Alkmaar at the Amsterdam ArenA.
Nick Viergever's 89th-minute goal gave AZ Alkmaar a first-leg advantage in their Europa League last-32 tie with Slovan Liberec at the Stadion U Nisy.
FC Twente kept the heat up on Eredivisie leaders Ajax with a 2-0 home win over 10-man Vitesse Arnhem.
PSV Eindhoven did their great rivals Ajax a huge favour in the Dutch Eredivisie title race by beating second-placed FC Twente on Saturday night.
Vitesse Arnhem's bid to go top of the Eredivisie standings on Tuesday night was wrecked as AZ Alkmaar claimed a 2-0 win at the GelreDome.
Alfred Finnbogason continued his prolific form this season with a second-half penalty as Heerenveen closed on fourth-placed Feyenoord with a 3-0 home win over ADO Den Haag.
Feyenoord suffered a setback in their bid to breach the Eredivisie's top three after going down 3-2 at ADO Den Haag on Saturday.
AZ Alkmaar eased into the semi-finals of the KNVB Beker with a 2-0 victory at Eredivisie rivals Roda JC.
Denmark international Simon Poulsen has returned to AZ Alkmaar after terminating his contract with Sampdoria.
Patrick Van Aanholt struck a last-gasp winner as Vitesse moved three points clear at the Eredivisie summit on Saturday with a 2-1 triumph at PEC Zwolle.
AZ Alkmaar midfielder Maarten Martens has signed a two-year deal with PAOK Salonika which starts next season, the Greek Superleague club has announced.
Bryan Linssen bagged a second-half brace as Heracles hit back from a two-goal deficit to earn a 2-2 draw with Eredivisie leaders Vitesse.
Vitesse Arnhem and FC Twente will be hoping the speculation surrounding Frank de Boer's future will have an unsettling effect on Ajax in the final match before the Eredivisie winter break.
PSV Eindhoven ended their horror run in style as they thrashed FC Utrecht 5-1 at Stadion Galgenwaard in the Eredivisie on Sunday.