Sc Heerenveen also turned its third game of this Eredivisie season into a win on Saturday, so that the Frisians are again in the lead in the Eredivisie. The team of trainer Johnny Jansen was at home 1-0 too strong for VVV-Venlo, which ended the game with nine men. Earlier in the day, PEC Zwolle was 4-0 too strong for Sparta Rotterdam.
Again a leading role for Veerman
The only goal of the match in Heerenveen was a utilized penalty by Joey Veerman in the 32nd minute. After the break, Tobias Pachonik and Simon Jansen were immediately sent off by referee Kevin Blom.
Heerenveen is currently the only club with nine points, but Ajax can also reach nine points later on Saturday.
The team from Amsterdam kicked off at 9 p.m. against Vitesse, which also has six out of two. PSV is also without a loss of points, but the Eindhoven team will only play against Heracles Almelo on Sunday.
Matchwinner Joey Veerman went to the side injured just before time. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Heerenveen’s fantastic start is surprising, because Hansen’s team lost almost everything in the preparation. An important pawn in the team is Joey Veerman and he had a leading role again against VVV.
In the 32nd minute he used a penalty kick after a foul on Oliver Batista Meier. It turned out to be the only goal of the match.
In the second half, 21-year-old Veerman was twice the victim of a hard charge from a VVV player. Pachonik hit him hard 27 minutes before the end with a sliding and got red. And in the eightieth minute Jansen also saw red after a hard foul on Veerman, who had to get off injured.
Heerenveen, which was hardly convincing for a moment, then had it quite difficult against nine Venlo players. Via a header from Georgios Giakoumakis it was almost right, after which the Abe Lenstra Stadium breathed relieved and could proudly look at the position in the Eredivisie.
The passionate Heerenveen trainer Johnny Jansen (Photo: Pro Shots)
Eredivisie season. It helped the home team that the team from Rotterdam played with ten men for the entire second half after red for Michael Pinto. Thanks to the victory, PEC can be found in the middle bracket with four points. Sparta is still waiting for the first point and is at the bottom of the league.