Another installment of one of the most tense and passionate derbies in Europe will be played out in the large and intimate De Kuip this evening as Feyenoord take on Ajax in the KNVB Bekker. Although, their league meeting is over a week away, the KNVB Bekker is no exhibition match as a place in the next round and bragging rights are on the line. This will also be the first meeting of Giovani Van Bronchorst and Frank De Boer as managers.
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On Friday October 23rd Rayo Vallecano hosted Espanyol in match week 9’s first fixture. Going into the game Rayo had only defeated newly promoted sides Las Palmas and Sporting Gijón, having lost 5 of the other 6 matches and also having recently been thumped by 5 goals to 2 by Barcelona. Espanyol on the other hand came into the encounter with typical erratic form but having picked up a victory in their last outing against promoted side Real Betis. It was a good opportunity for either club to pick up more points in their bid to climb up the table.