Cambuur after bekerstunt in the semi-finals, AZ beat Heerenveen

Cambuur after bekerstunt in the semi-finals, AZ beat Heerenveen

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Cambuur Leeuwarden Wednesday clubhistorie written by at the expense of FC Utrecht in the semi-finals of the KNVB-cup to achieve. AZ joined the last four after a 1-0 victory at sc Heerenveen.

FC Utrecht and Cambuur were after the regular time in the Galgenwaard stadium at the same level (2-2) and also in the extension was not scored. The visitors zegevierden eventually after a spectacular penalty shootout: 6-7.

Ramon Leeuwin (and next), Willem Janssen (lat) and Kristoffer Peterson (about) missed their penalty on behalf of FC Utrecht. Xander Houtkoop (salvation) and Farshad Noor (next to) managed not to score for Cambuur, but the shutdown kept the visitors eventually saved.

Summary FC Utrecht-SC Cambuur

For Cambuur is the first time in the history that it is the half final battle reaches of the cup.

The team of trainers Arne Slot and Sipke Hulshoff knew last month in the eighth-finals all to antics by Ajax off.

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht, losing bekerfinalist of 2016, came after 29 minutes, still on edge in their own home by a goal from Ramon Leeuwin. The defender scored against his old club.

Just after peace gave Erik Bakker with a penalty kick for the equalizer, and twenty minutes after that knew Martijn Barto visitors from Leeuwarden even the lead: 1-2.

FC Utrecht seemed to be in the final stage, the perfect opportunity to get on the same level. Referee Pol van Boekel pointed to the spot after the hands of Cambuur defender Omar El Baad, but the arbitrator came later on in his decision to return.

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On-field review

Van Boekel made for the first time in the Netherlands, use of the on-field review, where the referee on the sidelines images can look. On the basis thereof decided to Boekel in a free kick to Cambuur for a dangerous game of Sebastien Haller, who the ball against the arm of El Baad aanschoot.

Although FC Utrecht yet no penalty kick was given, came the equalizer, there is still. Giovanni Troupée headed home from close touch from the rebound and gave his team in the last minute, a renewal.

Both teams knew in extra time to score, resulting in a penalty shoot-out followed. After a spectacular series drew Cambuur in the end to the longest end.


Also AZ did, in imitation of Sparta and Cambuur in the last four in the cup. The team of trainer John van den Brom was in Alkmaar with 1-0 too strong for sc Heerenveen.

Derrick Luckassen gave his team twenty minutes before time, the victory. He was in the right place when the second pole to a high corner of Dabney Dos Santos to heads. Luckassen was a moment later, a great chance to the duel final slot to throw, but he shot over.

At Heerenveen was Martin Ödegaard for the first time at the kick-off. The mercenary Real Madrid already played in the competition against ADO Den Haag (2-0) and PSV (4-3), but was not previously in the base.

For AZ it is the eighth time this century that the in the semi-finals of the cup tournament. Only the now disabled Ajax did that better (nine times).

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