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PSV takes lead in Dutch league

August 11, 2013

AMSTERDAM (AP) — PSV Eindhoven moved to the top of the Dutch league standings with a 5-0 win over NEC Nijmegen, as a 10-man Ajax lost 3-2 at AZ Alkmaar on Sunday.

PSV’s reliance on youthful talent appears to be paying dividends as 17-year-old Zakaria Bakkali scored a hat trick in Saturday’s win, while 22-year-old Georginio Wijnaldum netted two.

Ajax was ahead 2-1 at Alkmaar after an hour when Ricardo van Rhijn was red-carded for grabbing an opponent’s shirt. Aron Johannsson leveled for AZ from the penalty and the hosts had multiple chances before Viktor Elm scored the winner.

Feyenoord fell to a 4-1 loss in Rotterdam at the hands of FC Twente, with Dusan Tadic scoring twice.

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