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2017/18 Dutch Eredivisie, Regular Season
  • Pablo Marí (42')
  • Rai Vloet (51')
  • Ragnar Ache (70', 84')

NAC Breda 2-2 Sparta Rotterdam

Ragnar Ache scored twice as Sparta Rotterdam came from two goals down to take a point in a 2-2 draw at NAC Breda.
Manchester City striker Pablo Mari Villar, one of six loanees at NAC, opened the scoring with his second goal of the season, turning the ball home at the second attempt just before half-time.
NAC doubled their lead early in the second half when Rai Vloet headed home City full-back Angelino's corner, but Sparta pulled a goal back with just under 20 minutes remaining when Ache powered home a header from Michel Breuer's centre.
Thierry Ambrose, another striker on loan from the Blues, spurned the chance to seal the points for the home side when he was denied by goalkeeper Roy Kortsmit one-on-one.
And they were made to pay as Ache popped up with his second goal of the game with four minutes remaining.
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Dutch Eredivisie Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Ajax Amsterdam 17 +37 41
2 AZ Alkmaar 17 +31 41
3 Willem II Tilburg 17 +5 32
4 PSV Eindhoven 17 +16 31
5 FC Utrecht 17 +9 29
6 Feyenoord Rotterdam 17 +4 28
7 Heerenveen 17 +7 27
8 Vitesse Arnhem 17 +5 27
9 SC Heracles Almelo 17 +5 25
10 FC Groningen 17 +1 22
11 Sparta Rotterdam 17 -6 20
12 FC Twente 17 -8 19
13 FC Emmen VV 17 -12 18
14 Fortuna Sittard 17 -19 18
15 PEC Zwolle 17 -14 16
16 VVV Venlo 17 -24 15
17 ADO Den Haag 17 -13 13
18 RKC Waalwijk 17 -24 8