Goodwin grabs assist as Aussies star in Eredivisie

Australia's Eredivisie contingent were all in action in the Netherlands on Sunday night (AEST) as Craig Goodwin grabbed his second assist of the season.

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Craig Goodwin celebrates his goal for Sparta Rotterdam Source: Supplied

Jason Davidson and Goodwin went head-to-head as Groningen drew 1-1 with Sparta Rotterdam.



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The hosts took an early lead through Mimoun Mahi, but it was soon cancelled out after Goodwin’s cross found Zakaria El Azzouzi to bring Sparta back into the match.

The assist becomes Goodwin's second of the campaign after his performance against FC Twente before the international break.

Le beau but de Zakaria El Azzouzi avec le Sparta Rotterdam contre Groningen ! pic.twitter.com/hvPoFfzsCa — 212% Oussoud (@212_Oussoud) September 11, 2016
While the point leaves Sparta in ninth position on the league table, Groningen remains inside the relegation zone as the search for their first win of the campaign continues.

Meanwhile, Brad Jones tightened his grip as Feyenoord’s first choice goalkeeper with another solid performance in their 3-1 win over ADO Den Haag.

Jones looked on track to secure his fourth clean sheet of the league season, but after denying Ludcinio Marengo’s header from point-blank range - he could not prevent the second attempt.



Nevertheless, the victory maintains the club’s perfect start to the season and leaves them just two points ahead of defending champions PSV Eindhoven after five games.

Elsewhere, Roda JC Kerkrade manager Yannis Anastasiou handed 19-year-old Aussie Daniel De Silva his first league start of the season in the 2-0 loss to Go Ahead Eagles.

The former Perth Glory sensation played just over 70 minutes in the match and linked up well with the midfield in what was a difficult fixture.

Meanwhile, Bursaspor's Aziz Behich produced an unbelievable goal-saving clearance to deny Fenerbahce a share of the spoils in the Super Lig.

The defenders equivalent of scoring a goal! What a clearance by Aziz Behich to keep Bursa ahead against Fenerbahce pic.twitter.com/UpEOX7UGE3 — Turkish-Football.com (@Turkish_Futbol) September 11, 2016
The 1-0 victory sees Bursaspor move up to third place in the league after the first three games.


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Published 12 September 2016 at 12:47pm
By Jonathan Bernard