Eredivisie: PSV aim to extend lead at Vitesse
AMSTERDAM, November 30 (Eredivisie) - Vitesse can end a strange week on a high note when defending champions PSV Eindhoven come to Arnhem on Saturday.
The Dutch FA (KNVB) ruled on Wednesday that Vitesse should be awarded a 3-0 win from their abandoned match at ADO Den Haag on November 19. The visitors were leading 3-0 after 66 minutes when ADO fans invaded the pitch, forcing the referee to call a halt to proceedings.
But they failed to build on that ruling against Heerenveen later Wednesday with Afonso Alves netting a hat-trick as the hosts succumbed to a 3-1 defeat.
They have the chance to bounce back in glorious fashion, however, against Ronald Koeman's all-conquering side.
PSV are currently five points clear and looking a good bet to claim the title for a third successive year.
The visitors will have Jefferson Farfan in their ranks after the South American returned to Holland following a short spell in his native Peru.
AZ Alkmaar are currently PSV's closest challengers and they go into their home clash against Excelsior boosted by securing a place in the last 32 of the UEFA Cup on Wednesday night.
Their passage was confirmed with a 2-2 draw at home to Slovan Liberec.
Two of Holland's big guns are in UEFA Cup action on Thursday.
Ajax host Espanyol while Feyenoord go to Nancy.
Consequently, their domestic fixtures have been pushed back a day to Sunday when the Amsterdammers, who are third, take on Willem II at the ArenA and the fifth-placed Rotterdammers meet Heerenveen.
FC Twente have been the surprise package so far this term and they will look to improve their European chances on Saturday with victory at NAC Breda.
Rock-bottom RKC Waalwijk open the weekend action with a home clash against Sparta Rotterdam on Friday night.
Fellow strugglers ADO Den Haag play NEC Nijmegen with all eyes sure to be on the terraces rather than the pitch following recent troubles.
Elsewhere, Roda JC go to Heracles and Utrecht host FC Groningen.