THE HAGUE, March 12 (Xinhua) -- One week after their second defeat of the season at Sparta, Dutch league leaders Feyenoord bounced back on Sunday with a 5-2 victory over AZ in Rotterdam.
Nicolai Jorgensen produced a hat trick for Feyenoord as the Danish topscorer of the Eredivisie made his tally to 18 goals.
Jens Toornstra and Dirk Kuyt also scored for the home team, while Derrick Luckassen and Wout Weghorst were responsible for the AZ goals.
Also on Sunday, number two Ajax beat FC Twente 3-0 in Amsterdam. After a lackluster first half, Ajax sliced open the defense as Amin Younes finished a cross by Davy Klaassen, Kasper Dolberg promoted a Younes pass to a goal and Dolberg scored an assist by Hakim Ziyech.
On Saturday, reigning champions PSV beat Go Ahead Eagles 3-1 in Deventer, fourth placed FC Utrecht lost 2-1 at Heracles Almelo, and sc Heerenveen crushed at Excelsior (4-1).
On Friday, Vitesse were far too strong for Sparta Rotterdam and won the encounter 5-0.
With eight rounds remaining, Feyenoord lead the Eredivisie table with 66 points, followed by Ajax (62) and PSV (58). Utrecht are fourth with 41 points.