FC Utrecht and FC Groningen put good step towards the final play-offs

FC Utrecht and FC Groningen have Saturday be a good step in the direction of the final of the play-offs for European football. The utrecht residents and the people in Groningen have won, respectively, Heracles Almelo (0-2), and Vitesse (2-1) in the heenwedstrijd of the semi-finals.

FC Utrecht has the comfortable position thanks to goals from Simon Gustafson (penalty kick in the 36th minute) and Cyriel Dessers (40th minute).

FC Groningen did good business through goals from Mimoun Mahi (45th minute) and Samir Memisevic (penalty kick in the 54th minute), but it was still a letdown to be processed by the hit of Max Clark (70th minute).

The returns will be next Tuesday played (FC Utrecht-Heracles at 18: 30 Vitesse-FC Groningen 20: 45) and the final on Friday 24 may and Tuesday 28 may.

The winner of the play-offs places for the second qualifying round of the Europa League. Vitesse picked up last year the ticket by in the final two duels to deal with FC Utrecht (5-3).

Gustafson get the shot from eleven metres. (Photo: Pro Shots)

FC Utrecht from the outset, the parent party

FC Utrecht was the Saturday, from the outset, the parent party against Heracles. The Domstedelingen buitten the veldoverwicht for peace in two goals.

Gustafson shot after a stupid violation of Alexander Merkel on Riechedly Bazoer touch from up to 11 metres and not much later headlined Dessers touch off a free-kick from Gustafson.

Heracles did after the break everything to the state what dragelijker to make, but with particular clubtopscorer Adrián Dalmau (nineteen goals in the Premier league) had the visor is not quite as sharp.

FC Utrecht took the lead even almost for that the return a formality, but a shot distance from the Sander of the Region was turned, so there is still a bit of tension.

The players of FC Groningen to celebrate a goal. (Photo: Pro Shots)

FC Groningen escapes red card

FC Groningen and Vitesse made it at times a hard match and the home team was lucky that they are not quickly with a man less, were. Remunerado Zeefuik got only a yellow for a charge on Matús Bero.

Just before half-time and just after the rest, beat FC Groningen hard. Mahi tapped the rebound on a shot of Ritsu Doan simple within and Memisevic did not fail from eleven metres after a even though stupid violation of Clark.

The same Clark made in the final stage, his mistake, with the 2-1 (shot in the far corner), which Vitesse still has a chance to once again reach the final.

Thulani Serero had Vitesse already with one leg in, but he shot at the start of the stoppage time right at the goalkeeper Sergio Padt, while he hit the ball wide was able to lay on Tim Matavz.

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