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Netherlands round-up: Alkmaar on the rise

Published: Friday 22 March 2002, 20.01CET
AZ Alkmaar are up to tenth in the Eredivisie after beating bottom-club SC Fortuna Sittard 1-0.
Published: Friday 22 March 2002, 20.01CET

Netherlands round-up: Alkmaar on the rise

AZ Alkmaar are up to tenth in the Eredivisie after beating bottom-club SC Fortuna Sittard 1-0.

AZ Alkmaar are up to tenth place in the Eredivisie after beating bottom-club SC Fortuna Sittard 1-0.

Van Galen goal
Barry van Galen's 16th-minute goal from close range separated the two sides and saw Alkmaar move on to 35 points. Alkmaar dominated the opening stages and the goal was no more than they deserved. Van Galen's first attempt from the edge of the area was saved by Ruud Hesp but the former Barcelona keeper could not keep hold of the shot and the Alkmaar man stole in to score.

Relegation looks likely
Sittard are bottom on 13 points, ten points adrift of 17th-placed Sparta Rotterdam and are now almost certainly doomed to relegation.

Last updated: 16/11/12 7.54CET

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