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PSV grab Dutch football title after beating Ajax

IANS  |  Eindhoven (The Netherlands) 

became the football league champions for the 24th time after defeating rivals 3-0 here.

PSV on Sunday needed a win to claim the Dutch title and didn't show any nerves. tipped in from a rebound in the 23rd minute and Luuk de Jong headed in the second goal in the 38th minute, reports

In the second half decided the match. He had control in the penalty area and put the ball in the corner of the goal, creating an euphoric atmosphere in the packed stadium.

finished the match with nine men after defender received his second yellow card and substitute got a red card.

The 3-0 win got PSV on 80 points from 31 match rounds in the Eredivisie, with on 70 points, too far behind with three matches remaining.

The Eindhoven based Dutch giants captured their 24th national championship. Only Ajax became champions more often, 33 times.

It is the third title under Phillip Cocu, after the titles in 2014/2015 and 2015/2016. For the second time in history, PSV grabbed the Dutch title in a direct confrontation with Ajax.

The first time was on June 9, 1963, when PSV beat Ajax 5-2 at home to become champions.



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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 14:50 IST