Feyenoord Sunday in the battle for the top places in the Premier league a sensitive defeat ago. The Rotterdammers went into The Cockpit surprising with 0-2 down against Fortuna Sittard.
By the defeat plays Feyenoord will not play a role in the titelrace. The team is third with 35 points from fifteen matches a large gap on PSV (45), and Ajax (43). Fortuna with nineteen points on a handsome tenth place.
The matches of Fortuna fell in the second half. Lars Hutten opened in the 51st minute the score. Ahmed El Messaoudi resulted in stoppage time for the decision and made an end to a beautiful series of five victories in a row from Feyenoord.
For Feyenoord it is not only the first thuisnederlaag, but even the first loss of points this season in their own house. The team of trainer Giovanni van Bronckhorst went off this season already crashed against The County, as Fortuna promoted, and Ajax.
For Feyenoord is Thursday again a major contest on the program. The cup holder then plays in the eighth finals of the KNVB cup at home against FC Utrecht, the number four of the Eredivisie.
Battered Feyenoord can’t fist
Feyenoord came against Fortuna on without Robin van Persie and Jens Toornstra. Both players were not fit enough to start. On the midfield, there was a move for Orkun Kökcü, who made his debut in The Cockpit.
Kökcü last week in Emmen, made an impression with a goal and an assist, stood at the base of one of the scarce opportunities of Feyenoord in the first half. Steven Berghuis knew the assist of the seventeen-year-old talent, however, not to reward with a cross.
Fortuna kept the ranks closed and lay itself on a counter. Almost was this tactic successful when Andrija Novakovich only in the direction of the goal from Feyenoord was able to steaming, but by his bad assumption helped the American striker himself his chance to make soap.
Fortuna strikes after peace
The hit of the visitors came early in the second half is still. After a lightning-fast outbreak came the ball through Mark Diemers and Novakovich go to Cabins, which quietly continued, and the ball into the far corner past Justin Bijlow lap.
Feyenoord played at that time without a captain Rajiv van la parra, who with a bovenbeenblessure halfway behind had remained in the dressing room. With Renato Tapia, who this season only four minutes in the Premier league in the legs, could the Team even after the backlog is not a fist.
Fortuna-keeper Alexei Koselev had to be implemented to intervene with a hard shot of mountain house, but on the other side were the visitors close to the 0-2. A bet of Diemers went right along.
With robin Van Persie for defender Jan-Arie van der Heijden took Van Bronckhorst in the last twenty minutes all of the risks in the hope of the race, to be able to tilt. It provided for a siege of the Limburg goal, but after the offensive, not for the end had come, threw El Messaoudi, on the other hand, in injury time of the match in the slot.
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