Feyenoord rallies to edge winless Venlo

Graziano Pelle scored in the 64th minute as Feyenoord overcame an early two-goal deficit at De Koel for a 3-2 win over winless Venlo in the Eredivisie on Sunday.

Oguzhan Turk and Guus Joppen scored three minutes apart inside 21 minutes, but Venlo could not hold the lead at home as Lex Immers converted a penalty before half, Wesley Verhoek tied the match in the 47th and Pelle added the winner.

Feyenoord extended its modest undefeated streak to three matches, and is five points behind first-place Twente in fifth. Venlo lost for the sixth time along with three draws to remain buried in last with just three points.

Alexander Gerndt and Jacob Mulenga scored as Utrecht overcame an early deficit for a 2-1 win over Den Haag. Danny Holla converted a penalty in the 16th, but Gerndt leveled the match in the 22nd and Mulenga found the winner in the 40th.

Rajiv Van La Parra scored twice and Alfred Finnbogason added his sixth goal of the season as Heerenveen defeated Groningen, 3-0, and Fred Benson and Ronnie Reniers scored as Zwolle kept RKC Waalwijk winless in six with a 2-1 victory.