KENYA BROWN - Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Matt Miazga and Vitesse had an easy weekend as they thumped Sparta Rotterdam while Emerson Hyndman and Rangers shared the points with rivals Celtic in another Glasgow derby.
Vitesse had a near flawless performance over Sparta Rotterdam as they went to earn a comfortable 5-0 win at the GelreDome.
Miazaga was in the starting lineup for Vita and played the entire game.
The host were in control from the start and scored their first goal in the 22nd minute as Ricky van Wolfswinkel intercepted a poor pass from Sparta defender Denzel Dumfries and fired his shot past goalkeeper Ryan Korsmit.
Navarone Foor doubled Vitesse's lead 10 minutes later followed by a goal from Arnold Kruiswijk to make it 3-0.
Marvelous Nakamba added a fourth just before the halftime whistle as some great passing from the team resulted in his goal.
Guram Kashia rounded out the scoring in the 61st minute with some help from Miazga.
Vitesse are now in fifth place in the standings with 39 points.
Elsewhere in the Eredivisie, Desvio Payne started and played the first half for Groningen in their 3-1 loss to Roda JC.
In the Eerstedivisie, Gedion Zelalem watched frm the bench as league leaders VVV Venlo walked away with a 2-0 win over Den Bosch.
A late goal from Clint Hill helped Rangers escape Celtic Park with point against their city rivals Celtic following a 1-1 tie.
Emerson Hyndman started for Rangers and once again proved to be an influence throughout the 90 minutes.
With new Rangers head coach watching in the stands, the visitors started the game strong at the start, but it would be Celtic that scored the opening goal in the 35th minute. Stuart Armstrong unleashed a low shot into the corner of the goal.
Despite being a goal down for much of the game, Rangers persevered and found the equalizer three minutes from time as Hill followed up on a shot from Hyndman that was saved by Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon.
Rangers remain in third place in the standings with 47 points.
In other Scottish Premier League games, Bjorn Johnsen came off the bench while Perry Kitchen watched all of the action on the sidelines as Hearts walked away with a comfortable 4-0 win over Hamilton Academical.
Caleb Stanko came off the bench as Vaduz earned a 2-1 win over Grasshopper Zurich. The team have moved off the bottom of the standings in the Swiss Super League and now sit in ninth place with 22 points.
Ethan Horvath watched from the bench as Club Brugge shared the points with Sint-Truiden following a 2-2 tie. The team have now dropped to second place in the standings behind Anderlecht.
Theoson Jordan Siebatcheu started in Châteauroux's 2-1 loss to Sedan in the Championnat National, the French third division. The forward was sent out on loan by Reims during the January transfer window. He has done well so far as he has score five goals after five games for the team.
Steve Clark and Conor O'Brien started in Horsens' 2-0 loss to Brondby.
Rubio Rubin came off the bench as Silkeborg were on the receiving end of a 5-1 thrashing by Nordsjælland.