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Ajax complete first leg of potential Treble with KNVB Cup win

Willem II TilburgWillem II Tilburg
Ajax AmsterdamAjax Amsterdam
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Forward Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored twice as Ajax lifted the KNVB Cup with an emphatic 4-0 win over Willem II on Sunday to keep alive their chances of lifting three trophies this season.

The 35-year-old Huntelaar scored either side of halftime for the Dutch giants after Daley Blind had given them the lead.

Blind and Huntelaar netted within 60 seconds of each other some 10 minutes before the break with Huntelaar then making it 3-0 from close range in the 67th minute.

Fullback Rasmus Kristensen added...


Robin van Persie scores as Feyenoord beat AZ Alkmaar to win Dutch Cup

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Feyenoord RotterdamFeyenoord Rotterdam
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Robin van Persie scored to lead Feyenoord to a 3-0 Dutch Cup win over AZ Alkmaar on Sunday.

The former Man United and Arsenal striker, back with the first team he played for in his senior career, put his team up 2-0 in the 57th minute.

Nicolai Jorgensen scored in the first half and Jens Toornstra added a third in second-half stoppage time to help the fourth-placed team in the Eredivisie earn silverware in an otherwise disappointing campaign.

 By Chris Wright

Dutch Cup penalty shootout replayed - three weeks after original match

The Dutch KNVB Cup featured an extraordinary turn of events in midweek when two sides were forced to replay a penalty shootout three weeks after the original match.

Third-division FC Lisse narrowly beat fifth-tier HSV Hoek 5-4 on penalties in the first fixture last month.

However, the Dutch FA subsequently declared that the referee on duty that night had incorrectly implemented the new ABBA penalty sequence and therefore the shootout had to be replayed using the correct, traditional ABAB system.


Chelsea loanees help Vitesse Arnhem to first-ever trophy in Dutch Cup

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Vitesse players celebrate after beating AZ Alkmaar in the Dutch Cup on Sunday.

Vitesse Arnhem collected a major trophy for the first time in their 125-year existence by beating AZ Alkmaar in the Dutch Cup final on Sunday.

Striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel scored twice in the final 10 minutes to seal the victory for the club that is owned by Russian businessman Alexander Chigirinsky.

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Vitesse ArnhemVitesse Arnhem
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Vitesse, sixth in the Dutch standings, have now qualified for the Europa League next season.

The club have close links with Chelsea and three players from the Premier League leaders featured in the...

Matt Miazga scores for Arnhem; first goal since moving to Europe

Matt Miazga scored his first goal for Dutch club Vitess Arnhem.

American defender Matt Miazga scored his first goal since leaving the New York Red Bulls for Europe, putting Vitesse Arnhem ahead early in the first half of a 4-0 win over fifth-tier Jodan Boys in the third round of the Dutch Cup.

Miazga scored in the 14th minute of Wednesday's match, taking a touch off a thigh to control a failed clearance, then taking a 16-yard left-footed shot.

The 21-year-old from Clifton, New Jersey, played for the Red Bulls from 2013-15, then joined Chelsea in January.