Feyenoord book narrow victory at FC Twente in the first competitieduel

Feyenoord book narrow victory at FC Twente in the first competitieduel

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Feyenoord Sunday with some difficulty, the first game of the season winning close. The reigning champion was in The Cockpit with 2-1 too strong for FC Twente.

After a somewhat rocky start came to Everton after 23 minutes on edge in The Cockpit. Nicolai Jörgensen was in the right place to a cross from Jean-Paul Boëtius.

FC Twente came not to pass, but drew ten minutes later for the equalizer. Fredrik Jensen shot the ball on the edge of the penalty area brilliantly behind the 19-year-old goalkeeper Justin Bijlow, that as a replacement for the injured Jones made his debut for Feyenoord.

Feyenoord were the better team and came in the second half in the lead. Steven Berghuis was a quarter of an hour after the rest of the 2-1.

FC Twente, that after rest especially had to stop and had barely showed for the purpose of Bijlow, received just before time is still a big chance by substitute Isaac Buckley-Ricketts, but the team of coach René Hake did not get to a point to Enschede to take.

Feyenoord does with the victory immediately good business, since titelconcurrent Ajax Saturday night in the first match with 2-1 lost to Heracles Almelo. PSV triumphed on the same night with 3-2 against AZ.

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Feyenoord, last week, even at the expense of Vitesse the Johan Cruijff Scale conquered, started as huge favorites to take with Twente, but the initial phase of the Rotterdam was hesitating to call. The team of Van Bronckhorst kept the ball well in the team and also created no chances. It was FC Twente that first got in The Cockpit, but a shot from Danny Holla went over next and Bijlow grip well in the instormende Jensen.

After a difficult beginning, it was eventually the Team that the lead picked up. Boëtius took the ball to the left on pretty way, reached the dead ball line and gave for on Jörgensen, that his first ball contact in the penalty area of Twente and obtained a goal.

The opening goal gave the Team confidence and the team showed themselves much more often seen for the purpose of Jorn Brondeel. It led to opportunities for captain Karim El Ahmadi (shot over) and Jan-Arie van der Heijden (shot in the hands of Brondeel), while Tonny Vilhena a promising free-kick into the wall lap.

Feyenoord failed, however, the margin increase was after 38 minutes, the advantage is already lost. A chopped off corner landed on the edge of the penalty area to the feet of Johnson, who is flawless uithaalde and bet on the magnificent way in the right top corner saw land.


Wigan had in the second half better for the day to come and at times dangerous FC Twente to beat and did just that. The visitors from Enschede mainly had to stop and saw how Toornstra after good preparatory work of Berghuis just not enough power behind the ball was put to the 2-1 within tapping.

The pressure of the Team, however, remained present, and a quarter of an hour after peace was still touch. Toornstra put the ball with a rotating free-kick on the head of mountain house, which is close to the ball behind Brondeel nodded.

FC Twente had been following the 2-1 almost nothing more to tell in The Cockpit, while Feyenoord failed to make the margin and increase the competition in the slot to throw.

Still, Twente three minutes before time, the perfect chance to equalize, but the use of Buckley-Ricketts on the right side of the penalty area went high over. Feyenoord remained intact and had the hits of Jörgensen and Berghuis enough to the first game of the season winning close.

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