International Football - Eindhoven beat Heerenveen

Reuters - Sat, 07 Aug 22:27:00 2010

Sweden striker Ola Toivonen struck twice to inspire PSV Eindhoven to a 3-1 win at Heerenveen in the opening weekend of the Dutch league.

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Toivonen opened the scoring seven minutes into the second half when he headed home a fine cross from Stanislav Manolev but Milan Kopic replied for the hosts with a close range header.

Toivonen's second, a superb 25-metre drive eight minutes before time, restored the lead and in stoppage time Orlando Engelaar settled the match.

On Friday, champions Twente Enschede were held to a goalless draw by Roda JC Kerkrade.

In the other action on Saturday, Heracles Almelo and newcomers Graafschap Doetinchem registered comfortable 3-0 home wins over Willem II Tilburg and Excelsior Rotterdam respectively, while NEC Nijmegen beat VVV Venlo 1-0.

Ajax Amsterdam travel to Groningen on Sunday for their opener while Feyenoord host Utrecht.


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