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Vitesse and FC Utrecht again in the final play-offs for European football

The final of the play-offs for European football and just last season between Vitesse and FC Utrecht. The people from arnhem won Tuesday with a 3-1 of FC Groningen, FC Utrecht was 3-0 too strong for Heracles Almelo.

Vitesse went Saturday in Groningen with 2-1 down, but proposed its own public order. Martin Ødegaard opened the score and gave the assists on the 2-0 and 3-0 Tim Matavz. Kaj Sierhuis made for an exciting final.

FC Utrecht had Saturday in Almelo al with 0-2 won and also saw the return of the fourth consecutive final in the play-offs are not in danger. Simon Gustafson opened up just as Saturday from a penalty the score. Jean-Christophe Bahebeck took the second and third goal for his account.

The final of the play-offs, where a place in the second qualifying round of the Europa League on the game, it is also about two duels played. Utrecht starts on Friday 24 may with a home game. The return in Arnhem is four days later.

FC Utrecht can revenge for the defeat last season in the final of the play-offs. Vitesse was at home (3-2) and (1-2) is too strong for the Domstedelingen. The people from arnhem locks last week of the regular season in fifth place, Utrecht, the netherlands was sixth.

Martin Ødegaard had a goal and two assist for a large share in the finalist for Vitesse. (Photo: Pro Shots)

Ødegaard and Matavz stand out at Vitesse

Vitesse in the GelreDome this season only Ajax lost, continued the strong set in home matches effortlessly result against FC Groningen. After only 68 seconds was the Saturday damage repaired by a hit of Martin Ødegaard. Thus, he was signed for the fastest hit ever in the play-offs for European football.

The Norwegian luminary suggested Matavz in the 28th minute with a brilliant through ball in to the ball past Groningen goalkeeper Sergio Padt, slide and 2-0. With a header, the Slovenian striker three minutes later for the 3-0 from a corner again Ødegaard.

After Vitesse a chance on a chance on a greater edge had to leave, came the team of coach Leonid Slutsky still in trouble. After a beautiful action of a Mo El Hankouri tapped Kaj Sierhuis of close to 2-1, but a liberating second goal there appeared to be, in spite of a great chance in injury time, not to sit in front of the people from Groningen.

Simon Gustafson scores again from the spot to give the assist on the 2-0 and 3-0. (Photo: Pro Shots)

Gustafson and Bahebeck make the difference

In Stadium Galgenwaard was Heracles halfway through the first half with a great opportunity to release the tension in the double encounter with FC Utrecht all the way back again. Rico Strieder moved the ball just into the feet of Adrian Dalmau, but the Spanish striker neglected the present to tackle and shot on goalkeeper David Jensen.

After a half hour of play was also Brandley Kuwas close to the opening goal for Heracles, but he was also Jensen on his way. The team suggested that there was not much more than a shot of ‘ uthman Boussaid (blocked by Dario van den Buijs).

After peace was still in Utrecht that the soldier gave them, though it was assisted by Mats Knoester. The defender of Heracles was using a clumsy action Cyriel Dessers against the ground, after which Gustafson no mistake from the spot.

Bahebeck, the replacement of the injured lost, Riechedly Bazoer, gave the victory of Utrecht extra shine by there ten minutes before time, after a smooth attack 2-0. The French striker made in the last minute with a hard blast in the short corner for the final chord. In both matches tended Gustafson the assist.

See also:
Match schedule play-offs for European football and promotion/relegation

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