Three wins and one loss in Europe, as Dutch football rise high in key rankings
Dutch clubs had mixed fortunes in European competition on Thursday night, with PSV losing 3-0 to Real Sociedad. The defeat means the Eindhoven team are now out of the Europa League competition but will take part in the next leg of the Conference League.
Feyenoord beat Maccabi Haifa 2-1 and AZ claimed a 1-0 victory over Danes Randers, placing both clubs at the top of their group and into the next stage of Conference League competition.
Vitesse Arnhem will have to wait for the result of the postponed match between Tottenham Hotspur and Stade Rennais to know his fate, after beating Mura 3-1.
The victories in Europe this week for Ajax, Feyenoord, AZ and Vitesse have given Dutch football a record number of points on UEFA’s key coefficient list. The Netherlands are now 14,200 points ahead of the winter break.
The more points a country has on the coefficient list, the more clubs will qualify for European competition next season.
The Netherlands are currently seventh in the table behind Portugal, but are set to move up to sixth, which would mean two clubs would advance directly to the Champions League group stage.
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