The first finaleduel between FC Utrecht and Vitesse in the play-offs for a ticket for the qualifying round of the Europa League has no winner been delivered. Vitesse may use the 1-1-tie on hostile soil the moral winner feel.
Utrecht came into the own Galgenwaard after about a quarter of an hour to play on ahead through a goal by Sander of the Region. Even before peace came to Vitesse from one of the few chances at 1-1. Tim Matavz got that goal to his name.
The return is Tuesday, in the GelreDome Stadium. The winner of the final of the play-offs flows coming season in during the second round of the Europa League.
After a tame openingskwartier took Utrecht the initiative. That led to a good chance for Cyriel Dessers, that the ball got aangespeeld by Gyrano Church. The Belgian touched the ball, however, moderate.
A minute later, it was touch. Once again we had Church with a fine cross at the base. The right-winger found the head of Of the Area which goalkeeper Remko Pasveer with a header in the far corner looking left.
Joy at Utrecht after the opening goal of the Region. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Matavz scores with the knee
Vitesse put in a kopballetje of Matavz after only a few against it, but they came after half an hour of play down on the same height. Mohammed Dauda headed home from a corner kick toward the goal, then the ball through the knee of Matavz in the objective ended up.
Church still had to rest the 2-1 on his shoe. He was, after a through ball only on Pasveer, but came up on the goalkeeper. In the rebound, he pushed the ball against the post. After rest appeared the team of Lawyer at 2-1, but Dessers was after a pass from Sean Klaiber offside. His hit was also rejected.
Vitesse, where Martin Ødegaard after his double team in the previous round against FC Groningen a lot less was present, seemed satisfied with the tie. The team dropped, especially after resting far back and left Utrecht the game.
In the final stage, it was Utrecht that the most was entitled to the victory. So it was a shot of Klaiber through the hands of Pasveer in addition, said Willem Janssen, just about, and saw Simon Gustafson a bang, just along the wrong side of the pole.
Match schedule play-offs for European football and promotion/relegation