World series one Michael outpost Gerwen was knocked out of a PDC World Championship final 16 by five-time universe champion and Dutch compatriot Raymond outpost Barneveld.
Van Barneveld, 48, has unsuccessful to win a pretension given 2007 though dumbfounded a 2014 champion to win a thriller 4-3.
The 16th seed plays eighth seed Michael Smith in a quarter-finals during Alexandra Palace, London.
Van Gerwen’s normal of 105.78 is a top ever for a crook in a event.
Van Barneveld told Sky Sports: “In a second set we started to trust in myself, a emotions came.
“The World Championship means all to me. The whole year we play fantastic, though this is something extra.
“Michael is a loyal champion and we are good friends. we have been a male here 5 times and we trust we can be again.”
Van Gerwen added: “It is always unhappy when we lose. Raymond played good and we missed too many shots during a critical moments.
“It hurts a lot though what can we do? we can usually censure myself.”
Van Gerwen won a opposition opening set, before examination Van Barneveld turn by winning a second as both averaged over 104.
Van Gerwen leveled again after Van Barneveld took a 2-1 lead, before once some-more descending behind.
Throwing a 121 checkout, with Van Barneveld on 3 compare darts, Van Gerwen done it 3-3 underneath heated pressure, before his opposition eventually cumulative victory.
Van Gerwen had won 11 of their prior 14 meetings this year.
In other third-round matches, Scotland’s fortifying champion Gary Anderson kick Vincent outpost der Voort 4-0 to swell to a quarter-final opposite James Wade, who continued his office of a initial final during Alexandra Palace with a 4-1 feat over associate Englishman Jamie Caven.
Adrian Lewis cumulative a likewise biased victory, also winning 4-0, opposite Mensur Suljovic of Austria, while Dutchman Jelle Klaasen kick Mervyn King 4-2 in a second-round encounter.