Feyenoord surprisingly crashed against Vitesse in the quarter finals KNVB cup

Feyenoord surprisingly crashed against Vitesse in the quarter finals KNVB cup

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Vitesse has Thursday surprisingly qualified for the semi-finals of the KNVB-cup. Feyenoord, that last year’s cup won, was in Arnhem, the netherlands with 2-0 records.

After a first half that was not scored was the captain Guram Kashia and Adnane Tighadouini, who after resting spot for Vitesse.

Feyenoord can, by the power off completely to focus on defending the lead in the Eredivisie. The team of Giovanni van Bronckhorst was for the winter break already eliminated in the Europa League.

Vitesse is due to the gain on Feyenoord still in the race for the first time since 1990, the final of the cup reach. At the time it was PSV in the final battle with 1-0 too strong.

Tuesday sided with Sparta Rotterdam, as the first club among the final four in the KNVB-cup. Wednesday reached also SC Cambuur and AZ are the semi-finals.


Supported by the hometown audience began Vitesse fanatical at the contest. The team of trainer Henk Fraser had frequently hit the ball, but real chances were in the first ten minutes are not created.

Indeed, it was Feyenoord that the first doelpoging ventured. Striker Nicolai Jörgensen was allowed in the penalty area completely free to adopt, but struck from a difficult angle zijnet. On the other hand, was Maikel van der Werff also in a difficult position goalkeeper Brad Jones on his way.

After a quarter of an hour took the pressure of Vitesse and took the Team the upper hand. Vitesse goalkeeper Eloy Rooom saved looks good on a free-kick from Steven Berghuis and was a few minutes just earlier at the ball than Jörgensen.

In the sequel dropped the pace and were both teams are careless, which makes really great opportunities hampered. A free kick by Jens Toornstra ended up in the wall and Kelvin Leerdam headed home from a corner.


After a moderate end of the first half started the second half lively. Vitesse was by subbing the Brazilian Nathan more dangerous and on the other side was Feyenoord a few times threateningly.

After keeper Jones had had to rescue a treacherous shot from Lewis Baker was the ten minutes of peace touch for the home team. Captain Kashia headed home at the second pole touch and that led to an explosion of joy by the Vitesse fans.

That joy was getting greater when Tighadouini there not much later, even 2-0 out of it. He can binnentikken after a good Final attack. After the hit was restless on a part of the stands in the Gelredome stadium, but the match was despite the riots continued.

Feyenoord had to go through the backlog, but it was Vitesse that the most dangerous. Tighadouini hit with a ball from the side the crossbar and Ricky van Wolfswinkel shot the ball much later in the zijnet.

Trainer Van Bronckhorst brought captain Dirk Kuijt (that rest was given, and the bank began), and Bilal Basaçikoglu and that led to the bezeoekers what gevarlijker was, but in the danger came the halvefinaleplaats for Vitesse anymore.

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