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Toivonen bags hat-trick as PSV go top

Fresh from his sterling midweek performance against Scotland, Swedish striker Ola Toivonen claimed a three-goal haul on Saturday as PSV Eindhoven outclassed De Graafschap to go top in the Dutch league.

Toivonen bags hat-trick as PSV go top

Toivonen hit a brace in last week’s opening 3-1 win against Heerenveen.

De Graafschap played 85 minutes with 10 players after Purrel Frankel had been red-carded for a fifth-minute foul which allowed Balazs Dzsudzsak to open the scoring from the penalty spot.

Toivonen struck in the 25th, 47th and 55th minutes before Nordin Amrabat and Ibrahim Afellay completed the rout.

Martin Jol’s Ajax warmed up for Tuesday’s Champions League play-off trip to Dinamo Kiev with a 4-2 win over Vitesse Arnhem.

Davy Propper gave Arnhem the lead before Jan Vertonghen and Gregory van der Wiel put Ajax 2-1 up.

Marco van Ginkel levelled for the visitors before Ajax made sure of their first win of the season with goals from Siem De Jong and Vurnon Anita.

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Croatian player tests positive ahead of Sweden match

Croatian midfielder Marcelo Brozovic tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday, a day ahead of the country's Nations League match with Sweden, the Croatian football federation (HNS) said.

Croatian player tests positive ahead of Sweden match
Croatian midfielder Marcelo Brozovic (left) tested positive for coronavirus on Friday. Photo: Miguel Medina / AFP
“Brozovic's Inter Milan and Swedish epidemiologists were informed about the positive test,” an HNS statement said.
   
The player's positive result came two days after defender Domagoj Vida was informed of a positive Covid-19 test after playing the first half of a friendly with Turkey in Istanbul.
   
Apart from Brozovic, 27, one staff member also tested positive.
   
They were both isolated from other members of the national team.
   
After Sweden, Croatia play another Nations League game against Portugal on Tuesday.
   
Croatia, runners-up at the 2018 World Cup, are third in their Nations League group which also includes France, the team that beat them to the World Cup, Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal and Sweden.
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