Arveladze and Kobiashvili set for thrilling finale

Shota Arveladze and AZ Alkmaar are in pole position to claim their first Dutch title since the 1980/81 season after a dramatic day in the penultimate round of Eredivisie fixtures, as well as Levan Kobiashvili and Schalke 04 which  regained top spot yesterday with a 2-0 home success against FC Energie Cottbus in Bundesliga.

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PSV Eindhoven had been top since 12 November and have long looked on course to reclaim the championship, with victory today and next Sunday enough to complete the job. All was going to plan at home against FC Utrecht with Ibrahim Afellay's early goal before defender Aljé Schut struck in the closing stages to secure a 1-1 draw. The dropped points allowed AZ and AFC Ajax, who both won, to join PSV on 72 points but move ahead in the standings because of their superior goal difference.

{mosimage}Almost the same situation is remaining in Bundesliga.  VfB Stuttgart completed a memorable week by defeating FC Bayern München to effectively end the champions' Bundesliga challenge and keep themselves in title contention along with Werder Bremen and FC Schalke 04. Currently Schalke 04 with Levan Kobiashvili is 2 points ahead.

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