Drama week Utrecht complete after home defeat against Fortuna Sittard
Summary FC Utrecht- Fortuna Sittard
FC Utrecht could not wash away the bitter taste of the cup defeat against Fortuna Sittard. They lost again in their own Galgenwaard stadium. This time not from amateurs, but from Fortuna Sittard. The Limburgers won 2-1.
Anastasios Douvikas seemed to become the celebrated man, but his 12th of the season had little value as Kristijan Bistrović and Tijjani Noslin scored for Fortuna.
The Utrecht hard core missed Burak Yilmaz’s first exploit. The supporters were dissatisfied with the match against Spakenburg and made that known by staying away for the first five minutes and hanging banners with texts like Shame on you! On it.
It did not have the desired effect. Utrecht started the match tame and Fortuna had a preponderance. The first chance for the home team came anyway, after 22 minutes. Mark van der Maarel received the ball from Fortunee Ivo Pinto about six meters from the goal, but shot high over.
After that, there were few major chances to note before halftime, not even for Fortuna. Or it must have been the opportunity on the stroke of halftime. Striker Thomas Buitink took a long ball well, but then shot against Utrecht goalkeeper Vasilios Barkas.
Utrecht got into the game better in the second half. After almost an hour of play, redemption seemed to have come. Douvikas made his twelfth of the season, firing in a rebound. He scored after Mike van der Hoorn had headed the ball at goal and the ball ended up at his feet by goalkeeper Ivor Pandur.
With his dozen goals, the Greek is now only top scorer in the premier league. The goal did not cause Utrecht to play freely.
Matchwinner Noslin: ‘Smile never leaves my face’
Fortuna then quickly got back into the match. After an action by Tijjani Noslin, midfielder Kristijan Bistrović shot in a controlled manner: 1-1.
The same Tijjani Noslin was also responsible for the 1-2. After a pass from Yilmaz, he shot the ball into the short corner past goalkeeper Pandur shortly before time.