Willem II has Saturday in the Premier league by a unique hattrick of Alexander Isak with a 3-2 win of Fortuna Sittard. The Swedish striker shot three times touch from a penalty. Heerenveen was by a late goal too strong for Excelsior (1-0).
Andrija Novakovich opened after half an hour the score on behalf of Fortuna, but just before half-time things went wrong for the visitors. Andrija Balic made a breach in the zestienmetergebied and had red of the field. Isak took advantage of the awarded penalty kick.
The ten-man Fortuna came at the beginning of the second half through Branislav Ninaj back on the lead, but two rake penalty of Isak was after an hour of the final position on the scoreboard: 3-2.
The mercenary of Borussia Dortmund is the first ever player in the Eredivisie which has a hattrick from mere penalty. He is also the first Swede with three goals in a Premier league match since Feyenoorder John Guidetti on February 12, 2012. He is now on eight competitietreffers in nine duels.
Willem II climb by the eleventh victory of the year to the eighth place with 37 points. Fortuna Sittard is the number fourteen with 29 points.
The second rake penalty from Alexander Isak. (Photo: Pro Shots)
VAR does not work in the first half
The historic evening in Tilburg started still bad for Willem II. The home team missed chances in the first thirty minutes, and received the account presented. Fortuna striker Novakovich took advantage in the 32nd minute of a big blunder from debutant keeper Michael Forest and tapped from nearby: 0-1.
Four minutes for rest, the arbitration for consternation. Referee Richard Martens gave a penalty to Willem II, but was wrong and gave red to José Rodríguez in place of Balic. The VAR could not be consulted due to a fault, but Martens repaired his error still. After a few minutes of delay made Isak equal: 1-1.
In the second half was the failure of the VAR resolved and came to Fortuna again on lead. Lazaros Lamprou was well back and Ninaj lap touch. Then got Willem II are second penalty kick, and now made Rodriguez the offense. Isak failed again: 2-2.
The Swede was three minutes later, again behind the ball when Martens after a violation of Ninaj on Marios Vrousai for the third time to the dot is pointed. Isak remained very calm and gave Willem II the win.
Alexander Isak wrote history in Tilburg. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Heerenveen is beating Excelsior in extremis
sc Heerenveen recovered in the home match against Excelsior of the painful 0-3 defeat against De Graafschap two weeks ago. By a hit of invader Pelle van Amersfoort in the 91st minute, it was 1-0 at the Abe Lenstra Stadium.
The home team was in the first hour the better team, but a lot of opportunities provided that are not on. A header from Daniel Höegh at the bar was the best option.
In the last half hour took Excelsior the initiative and got the Heerenveen goalkeeper Warner Hahn and the press. The preeminent keeper saved cleverly on a shot by Mikael Anderson and a header by Jurgen Mattheij, which Of Amersfoort, the matchwinner could be.
Heerenveen, that for the first time this season, the zero held in a thuisduel, climbs at the expense of FC Groningen (1-0 lost to AZ) to the ninth place with 36 points. Excelsior is fifteenth with 26 points.
Heerenveen celebrates the winning hit against Excelsior. (Photo: Pro Shots)
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