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Dan's driller killer; HOLLAND EURO.

DANNY HOLLAdid the damage as Groningen dumped Ajax 1-0 to dent the Amsterdam giants' title hopes.

The midfielder drilled past Maarten Stekelenburg from 20 yards in 39 minutes to leave the visitors trailing six points behind leaders AZ Alkmaar.

Ajax finished with 10 men after defender Jan Vertonghen was dismissed for a second yellow card four minutes from time, sparking an angry blast at the referee from Marco van Basten Marcel "Marco" van Basten (October 31, 1964 in Oog in Al, Utrecht) is a Dutch football manager, currently in charge of the Dutch national team. Previously, he was a football player who played for Ajax Amsterdam and A.C. Milan in the 1980s and early 1990s.  that saw the coach sent to the stand.

Luis Suarez wasted a string of chances for Ajax, the pick of them a one-on-one with Luciano Da Silva Luciano da Silva may refer to:
  • Luciano José Pereira da Silva (born 1980), Brazilian footballer
  • Luciano da Silva (Triguinho) (born 1979), Brazilian footballer
 after the interval that ended with a perfectlytimed block by the Brazilian keeper.

Thomas Vermaelen came close to a leveller lev·el·ler  
n.
Variant of leveler.

Noun 1. leveller - a radical who advocates the abolition of social distinctions
leveler

radical - a person who has radical ideas or opinions
 on the hour mark but saw his shot crash off a post.

Alkmaar dumped De Graafschap 2-0 courtesy of first-half strikes from Ari and Sebastien Pocognoli.

FC Twente stay third, a point behind Ajax, after Kenneth Perez and Marko Arnautovic were on the mark in their 2-1 win over Heracles Almelo.

PSV Eindhoven coach Huub Stevens was booed by home fans after a 2-2 draw with NAC Breda left the champions 15 points off the pace.

Anwele Slory cancelled out Jens Janse's opener for Willem 11 to salvage a 1-1 draw for F eyenoord.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Geographic Code:4EUNE
Date:Jan 26, 2009
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