Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
7. CHAMPIONS: Goal difference gives PSV Dutch title
by Paul Kennedy, April 30th, 2007 4:10AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  international

MOST COMMENTED

PSV won the Dutch Eredivisie title for the 20th time when it beat Vitesse, 5-1, on Sunday and edged Ajax for the championship on goal difference.

Peruvian Jefferson Farfan led PSV with two goals against Vitesse. Brazilian Alex and young Dutch international Ibrahim Afellay also scored. Veteran Phillip Cocu struck the fifth goal that proved to be the goal that clinched the title with 13 minutes remaining. PSV finished with a goal difference of plus-50, one better than Ajax, which won, 2-0, at Willem II.

PSV, Ajax and AZ went into the final day of the season all tied with 72 points, but AZ, which had a big edge in goal difference, slipped to third place when it lost 3-2 at Excelsior.

AUSTRIA. Red Bull Salzburg, guided by head coach Giovanni Trapattoni and coach Lothar Matthaeus, clinched the Austrian championship with five games to spare with a 2-2 tie with Austria Vienna on Saturday.

Trapattoni became the second European coach after Austrian Ernst Happel, to land championships in four countries. He previously won seven Serie A crowns with Juventus and Inter Milan, a German Bundesliga title with Bayern Munich and a Portuguese championship with Benfica.

CROATIA. Defending champion Dinamo Zagreb won the Croatian league title with four games to spare with a 4-1 home win over Medjimurje on Saturday to give it an unassailable 13-point lead over Hajduk Split.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
U.S. Abroad: Injury toll mounts    
Emerson Hyndman and Joe Gyau in Europe, Greg Garza at Tijuana, the news was not good ...
2015 MLS Preseason Action    
D.C. and Orlando City played to a 1-1 draw in preseason action on Friday. Two matches ...
49ers and NBA Kings ante up on Sac MLS bid    
Sacramento Republic FC ownership continues to grow with the announcement that San Francisco 49ers owner and ...
U.S. women head to Europe without three stars    
Four months ahead of the 2015 Women's World Cup, the USA heads to Europe for friendlies ...
MLS Live and MLS Direct Kick will return    
Out-of-market packages MLS Live, MLS's subscription streaming service, and MLS Direct Kick, MLS's cable and satellite ...
What They're Saying: Paul Rogers    
"Did I want to pull out [of the U.S. team] this close to a World Cup? ...
MLS Trade Central: Agudelo returns to Revs    
The New England Revolution got a boost for its MLS title hopes when 22-year-old Juan Agudelo ...
Chelsea vs. Man City: Showdown At Stamford Bridge     
On Saturday, two of the most expensive teams money can buy will square off in a ...
What They're Saying: Bob Gansler    
"I'm doing fine. I recovered quite quickly, to their surprise. I was able to leave (the ...
Video Pick: Back-heel volley golazo from Chelsea youngster     
Kasey Palmer, an 18-year-old midfielder, scored this beautiful goal in U-21 action against West Ham.
>> Soccer America Daily Archives