Breda crush Feyenoord to go third

March 30, 2008

BREDA, Netherlands, March 30 (Reuters) - NAC Breda came from a goal down to beat Feyenoord 3-1 and take third place in the Dutch league on Sunday.

Michael Mols set up youngster Leroy Fer after 10 minutes to score his first goal for Feyenoord but NAC replied before the interval with goals from Kurt Elshot and Rogier Molhoek.

Ahmed Ammi set up Matthew Amoah to secure the points 18 minutes before time, and despite a late penalty miss from Amoah, Breda gained revenge for their defeat by the Rotterdam side in the semi-finals of the Dutch Cup earlier this month.

With three matches remaining PSV Eindhoven, held to a 0-0 draw by NEC Nijmegen on Saturday, are top with 65 points, five more than Ajax Amsterdam following their 4-2 win at Heerenveen.

Breda are third with 57 points, two above Twente Enschede who snatched a 1-0 victory at Utrecht to leapfrog Heerenveen and Feyenoord, both on 54 points.

Top scorer Blaise N'Kufo set up Stein Huysegems for an injury time winner after Twente had been reduced to 10 men when Brazilian Douglas collected his second booking minutes before half time.

Hector Moreno and Julian Jenner scored either side of a Gill Swerts equaliser to earn midtable AZ Alkmaar a 2-1 home win over Vitesse Arnhem and end a winless streak of 12 matches.

Sparta Rotterdam drew 2-2 with fellow strugglers Willem II Tilburg. A Yuri Rose strike and a Thomas Baelum own goal salvaged a point for Sparta after Mohamed Messoudi and Frank Demouge had given third from bottom Willem a second-half lead.