Excelsior after a loss at ADO as well as certainly condemned to the play-offs

Excelsior can prepare for the play-offs for promotion and relegation. By the defeat at ADO Den Haag (3-1) on Thursday to see the city’s inhabitants, the “safe” fifteenth place is to disappear.

Nasser El Khayati opened on behalf of the ADO the score, and then Jeffry Fortes gelijkmaakte. Even before peace was Danny Baker the home team back the lead. Sheraldo Becker decided the duel after the rest.

By the defeat is Excelsior, as well as certainly condemned to the play-offs. The team of trainer Ricardo Moniz is five points behind number fifteen FC Emmen is playing against Heracles Almelo (off) and AZ (home). ADO is tenth.

The duel was also important for NAC Breda. In a victory of Excelsior was the team of trainer Ruud Brood relegated to the Kitchen Champion Division. The gap between the two teams remains five points.

El Khayati opened quickly the score for ADO. (Photo: Pro Shots)

Two hits in openingskwartier

The home team started out well, because after two minutes lay the ball in it. Becker gave the ball after a quick failure sharp for and found El Khayati. The playmaker found a hole between the post and goalkeeper Alessandro Damen.

The advantage of ADO was eight minutes stand, for Fortes made for 1-1. The defender was after a cross from the right of Denis Mahmudov totally free for the keeper and hit a close target.

Although Excelsior then more had possession, were the better odds for ADO. One of them made Baker the 2-1. The midfielder towered after a half hour of play when a corner kick by John Goossens above everyone and nodded a touch.

After resting, the game was a lot messier and opportunities were scarce. It was therefore not surprising that there is a lot of fortune in the 3-1 Becker came to watch. The attacker shot through the foot of Excelsior defender Hervé Matthys touch. In the final stage, missed Mounir El Hamdaoui is still a huge chance on 3-2, had that hit only statistical value.

Stand at the bottom of the Eredivisie

  • 15. FC Emmen 32 matches – 32 points
  • 16. The County of 32 duels – 29 points
  • 17. Excelsior 32 duels – 27 points
  • 18. NAC Breda 32 duels – 22 points

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