Pelle puts in another magic shift leading Feyenoord past Groningen; Ajax stalemate at Utrecht

Feyenoord 2 – FC Groningen 1 (Eredivisie, December 23, 2012) Feyenoord took the lead midway through the second half courtesy of a header from red-hot forward Graziano Pelle. Virgil van Dijk lashed home an equaliser on 76, but three minutes from time Graziano Pelle slammed in his second of the game to wrap up the win for the hosts.

Open goal miss: Michael de Leeuw (Groningen) v Feyenoord.

FC Utrecht 0 – Ajax 0 (Eredivisie, December 23, 2012) (Longer highlights.) Utrecht left back Dave Bulthuis was sent off in the stalemate.

RKC Waalwijk 0 – Willem II 0 (Eredivisie, December 23, 2012) RKC striker Teddy Chevalier was sent off for diving in the final moments.

VVV Venlo 2 – Roda 4 (Eredivisie, December 23, 2012) VVV led 2-0 through Brian Linssen (40) and Barry Maguire (51), but then conceded four goals in 12 minutes as substitute Mikolaj Lebedynski (53), Laurent Delorge (56), Mark-Jan Fledderus (58) and Arnaud Sutchuin (65) turned the game on its head. Danilo Pereira was sent off just a minute after the fourth goal went in, but Roda held on for the win.