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Excelsior wins after extension from Roda JC and plays against a rematch from Eredivisie | NOW

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Excelsior can still hope for promotion to the Eredivisie. The Kralingers won the return against Roda JC on Saturday in the first round of the play-offs for promotion 0-2 and will play against the number sixteen of the Eredivisie in the next round.

Excelsior and Roda JC were stuck on a 2-2 draw in Rotterdam on Tuesday. Because away goals from this season no longer count double in the postseason, both teams still had a chance to reach the next round.

After many chances back and forth, Keuken Kampioen Divisional top scorer Thijs Dallinga had an excellent opportunity in the 67th minute to give Excelsior the lead. The striker was allowed to lay down for a penalty kick and saw his effort turned by Roda JC goalkeeper Rody de Boer.

Because no more goals were scored in regular time, an extension had to be played in the Parkstad Limburg Stadium. Excelsior struck after five minutes. After Roda JC missed a huge opportunity via Guus Joppen (he shot over from close range), Couhaib Driouech made the 0-1 on the other side. In the final phase, Nikolas Agrafiotis also made it 0-2.

Excelsior will play its first match against the number sixteen of the Eredivisie on Wednesday. That can be different clubs: Heracles Almelo, Sparta Rotterdam, Fortuna Sittard and Willem II can finish in that place. The other semi-final is between ADO Den Haag and FC Eindhoven.

Excelsior last played in the Eredivisie in 2019. Then the club from Rotterdam relegated via the playoffs. In total, Excelsior was promoted eight times to the highest level in the Netherlands. Only FC Volendam (ten times) and De Graafschap (nine times) did that more often.

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Like father like son: 11-year-old Ronaldo junior well on his way to copy six pack | Football

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The Manchester United attacker posed on Instagram with his 11-year-old son Cristiano Jr. before diving into their cryosauna together, a chamber with extremely low temperatures to aid muscle recovery. Cristian Jr. has been doing sit-ups with his dad since he was four, and it’s paying off: his six-pack is on track to match his dad’s.

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The Portuguese spoke about the arrival of Erik ten Hag last week. The Dutch trainer will be at the helm of Manchester United from this week. Ronaldo hopes to be able to participate again under Ten Hag for the big prizes.

“What I know about him is that he has done a fantastic job at Ajax and that he is an experienced coach,” Ronaldo said on the club’s website. “We have to give him time and things have to change the way he wants. I hope we will have success, because when you have success, the whole city benefits.”

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Team Van der Poel does not want refugees to run any further | NOW

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134 km to go – Van der Poel’s Alpecin-Fenix ​​is ​​supported by Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert. Not so strange, because the Belgian formation also has one of the favorites for the stage victory on board, the Eritrean Girmay.

139 km to go – An impasse between the escapees and the peloton. The difference has been hovering around six minutes for some time now.

Another 166 km – The escapees’ lead has already increased to almost six minutes and that is the signal for Alpecin-Fenix ​​to intervene. Mathieu van der Poel’s team is at the head of the pack.

170 km to go – The lead of the three men in the lead is getting bigger and bigger. They already have a margin of 4.5 minutes on the peloton, which has still not started.

Still 177 km – The pace in the peloton then stops, so that the lead of the three refugees increases quickly. Naesen, Bais and De Marchi drive with a margin of two minutes on the long, flat roads along the Adriatic coast.

185 km to go – Lawrence Naesen (AG2R Citroën), Mattia Bais (Drone Hopper) and Alessendro de Marchi (Israel – Premier Tech) are doing everything they can to stay away, but calm has not yet returned to the peloton. The Belgian and the Italians have a lead of barely twenty seconds.

191 km to go – Three riders were in it to make a hole: the Belgian Naesen gets the Italians De Marchi and Bais with him. The difference is still small.

Start! The stage has started and a number of riders immediately try to jump away from the peloton.

So first there is a long flat run-up. The first climb only appears after 100 kilometers of course.

The riders are on their bikes for the neutralized part of the stage. Does it rain immediately after the official go-ahead?

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FC Transfer free: these Eredivisie players can be picked up for free

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For many teams, the season is over and that means that the transfer carousel is slowly turning again. A large number of players will be out of contract this summer and can therefore be picked up for free. These are the eleven most interesting Eredivisie players that are free to pick up.

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