FC Utrecht-Go Ahead Eagles poised again – Geertruida extends Feyenoord contract

FC Utrecht-Go Ahead Eagles poised again – Geertruida extends Feyenoord contract

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The first 35 minutes of Utrecht – Go Ahead Eagles were terribly bad (also due to the mediocre pitch) and then suddenly it became fun. Douvikas scored the opening goal, then Go Ahead woke up and equalized on the stroke of half-time through Edvardsen.

UTR-GAE | 45+4′ Go Ahead Eagles goal!

The score is tied. Ball loss in the build-up is punished by Edvardsen.

UTR-GAE | 42′ No penalty

How crazy, no penalty for Go Ahead Eagles after a clear handsball by Hendriks. Anyway, referee Bos will have his reasons for it, as he still watched the moment back on the VAR screen.

UTR-GAE | 42′ Goal FC Utrecht!

Douvikas makes his thirteenth of the season. The Greek trumps Nauber in a duel and then passes De Lange.

FC Utrecht – Go Ahead Eagles 1-0

The first half of Utrecht – Eagles is lousy. Utrecht seems to be a bit upset after all the sporting setbacks of late. Go Ahead Eagles, on the contrary, looks satisfied with the 0-0 score and quietly hobbles along on the poor pitch in De Galgenwaard.

UTR-GAE 34′ | Chance Van der Streek

From a free kick by Toornstra, which turned in dangerously, Van der Streek gets a chance. Keeper De Lange taps the ball out of the far corner.

UTR-GAE | 24′ Barkas catches Edvardsen’s overhead kick.

Edvardsen cleverly pulls over, but Barkas saves. It was a nice attempt after a nice attack by the Eagles.

FC Utrecht lost it a bit the last minutes….

UTR-GAE | 19′ Extra tribute

In the nineteenth minute, play is briefly halted, as before the match, to commemorate the 2019 terror attack in which four people died in Utrecht.

‘In times of need, Utreg stays great,’ reads this banner

UTR-GAE | 17′ Troublesome soccer

The pitch is in rather lousy shape at the Galgenwaard. It makes it impossible for both teams to play good soccer.

UTR-GAE | 11′ First threat Eagles

In the first ten minutes Go Ahead Eagles was still in sleep mode, but just now the team gave a first sign of life. Oppegård passed the ball well from the left, after which Edvardsen was almost able to head in.

For Utrecht it ended with a hisser.

UTR-GAE | 5′ Handy Boussaid

Almost every week midfielder Boussaid is one of the standouts at FC Utrecht, Even in the first minutes of this match he is again a dominant presence, with quick actions and clever passes.

Preparatory work by him and Viergever led to the first chance of the match. Descotte, however, shot straight at De Lange.

UTR-GAE | 1′ Duel Started

We started in De Galgenwaard. Just now a beautiful minute of silence was held in memory of the four victims of the terrorist attack in Utrecht four years ago.

Geertruida extends contract at Feyenoord

Lutsharel Geertruida is to extend his contract at Feyenoord for another year. The 22-year-old defender, who was called up for the Dutch national team for the first time on Friday by national coach Ronald Koeman, commits himself to the Rotterdam club until the summer of 2025. Geertruida announced this prior to the final training session before Sunday’s topper against Ajax.

The Rotterdam native, from the Feyenoord youth academy, showed the thousands of fans at training complex Varkenoord a shirt with the number 2025 on the back. Geertruida has been a regular at Feyenoord for several years. Coach Arne Slot’s team will defend a three-point lead over Ajax in Sunday’s Klassieker in Amsterdam.

Five times Ajax-Feyenoord from the distant and not so distant past

Ajax against Feyenoord is, as it is called, always a match in itself. The rankings don’t even matter that much, although that doesn’t apply to Sunday’s confrontation, of course. It’s all about the lead.

Both rivals faced each other for the first time in the league in Amsterdam on March 5, 1922. It was 2-0 at the time in Het Houten Stadion, Ajax’s first home stadium. Since then, dozens of duels between Ajax and Feyenoord have followed. Below is a small sample of that series.

Volendam did good business again

FC Volendam took further distance from the danger zone yesterday through a 2-1 victory over Fortuna Sittard. With that the club continued its sensational advance from after the winter.

Volendam is now six points clear of the relegation line, though with one more game played. Fortuna Sittard remains eleventh with three points more than the Volendammers.

Watch the summary FC Volendam – Fortuna Sittard

Full stands at De Toekomst at last training session Ajax before Klassieker

Full stands at Ajax’s final training session prior to the Klassieker. Feyenoord players enter the training field later in the day.

Full stands at De Toekomst at Ajax’s final training session before the Klassieker

UTR-GAE | The lineups

Welcome to this blog! Today we follow three duels in the premier league here: FC Utrecht – Go Ahead Eagles, FC Emmen – Sparta and RKC – NEC. Yesterday FC Volendam and Fortuna Sittard kicked off the soccer weekend. In the Kras Stadion Volendam won 2-1.

Tomorrow follows the most important Klassieker in years and PSV, AZ and FC Twente will also play. You can also find news about that here!

Kayleigh Williams