Eredivisie week 28 & 29
Whereas the midweek round of games did not bring any surprises, with Ajax beating league debutantes Emmen by 5 goals to 2, and leaders PSV recording a straight-forward 4 - 0 win over PEC Zwolle, this weekend saw a seismic shift at the top of the table.
After leading the league for 33 weeks, i.e. since the start of the season, PSV finally stepped down from the top position after an eventful 3 - 3 draw at Vitesse. Twice VAR was used in a penalty decision, confirmed for PSV and denied for Vitesse. PSV only managed to equalise in the final minute, courtesy of a Lozano penalty, following a last ditch intervention that earned Vitesse defender Van der Werff a straight red.
No such commotion for Ajax, who on Saturday strolled to a 4 - 1 win against Willem II. The Dutch FA allowed Ajax to play a day early to give the team maximum preparation time for the clash against Juventus on Wednesday.
These results mean that both teams are now level on points, but Ajax have the superior goal difference (+74) over PSV (+65). Only 5 games left to go. How exciting.