Feyenoord can cautiously plan title party after simple win over Cambuur
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Feyenoord did not have to exert excessive effort in the premier league between European duels with AS Roma. An easy win over the doomed relegation side SC Cambuur (0-3) brought the championship a little closer for the Rotterdammers.
At most, Feyenoord still needs eight points in the final five duels, so the math can begin cautiously. In those last five duels, these are the opponents: FC Utrecht (home), Excelsior (away), Go Ahead Eagles (home), FC Emmen (away) and Vitesse (home).
Cambuur seems to be waiting for its turn to be put out of its misery. Eleven points short of a safe ranking combined with the dramatic form in which coach Sjors Ultee’s team is in, offers little hope for the league final.
Clumsy own goal
A clumsy own goal by Calvin Mac-Intosch was perhaps typical of the state of Cambuur.
The fifth defeat in a row could have been even bigger if Feyenoord had been a bit sharper before halftime. But with the packed schedule in mind, the Rotterdammers will be happy enough that no damage was done on the synthetic turf in Leeuwarden.
Watch reactions from Arne Slot, Orkun Kökcü, Santiago Giménez and Alex Bangura below:
Of the many Rotterdam chances, Santiago Giménez cleverly headed one via the ground, then the Mexican later hit the post. And so did defender Lutsharel Geertruida, with a shot from distance.
The absolute highlight was a marker by Sebastian Szymánski, from position with a lot of feeling. With that, shortly after halftime, the hopes that Cambuur could sneak back into the game after the many missed Feyenoord opportunities immediately faded.
But the worst for Cambuur came next. When Mac-Intosch wanted to defend, but without pressure from an opponent clumsily headed in his own goal.
That was even more clumsy than Alex Bangura, who entered the field after an injury without the referee’s permission, received a yellow for that and must now miss the next league game with FC Volendam because of a suspension.