Feyenoord can save forces for Roma – Tension in Premier League increases

Feyenoord can save forces for Roma – Tension in Premier League increases

CAM-FEY | 83′ Hardly any chances left

The match between Cambuur and Feyenoord ripples toward the end.

Just now there were some concerns at Feyenoord when Orkun Kökçü went to the grass, but the captain of the Rotterdammers can continue.

SC Cambuur – Feyenoord: 0-3

CAM-FEY | 73′ Feyenoord changes

Now that the three points are in, Feyenoord coach Arne Slot is hitting change.

Paixão, Geertruida and Idrissi make way for Jahanbakhsh, Pedersen and Dilrosun.

SC Cambuur – Feyenoord: 0-3

CAM-FEY | 64′ GOAL Feyenoord!

What happens there? Calvin Mac-Intosch may well sink through the ground as he drollly heads the ball behind his own goalkeeper.

Thus, thanks to the Cambuur defender, Feyenoord takes a 3-0 lead. The Rotterdammers can slowly set their sights on next Thursday’s return against AS Roma in the Europa League.

SC Cambuur – Feyenoord: 0-3

Feyenoord goalkeeper Justin Bijlow knows the spoils are in, though

CAM-FEY | 52′ GOAL Feyenoord!

There’s the second goal for Feyenoord. Idrissi brings the ball to Sebastian Szymanski, who swings it nicely into the goal with his left.

SC Cambuur – Feyenoord: 0-2

Football is playing again in Leeuwarden, where frontrunner Feyenoord holds a 1-0 lead against straggler SC Cambuur.

SC Cambuur – Feyenoord: 0-1

Still nail-biting for Arsenal?

The lead over Manchester City, which has played one less game, is still four points.

Manchester United still playing at Nottingham Forest on Sunday night

CAM-FEY | Rest in Leeuwarden

We are halfway through in Leeuwarden, where Feyenoord goes to rest with a 1-0 lead.

Santiago Giménez was responsible for the – so far only – goal.

SC Cambuur – Feyenoord: 0-1

CAM-FEY | 45′ Again the post for Feyenoord

Just before half-time Feyenoord were again close to a second goal. Lutsharel Geertruida surprised Cambuur goalie Ruiter, but hit the post.

SC Cambuur – Feyenoord: 0-1

CAM-FEY | 36′ Van Wermeskerken tests Bijlow

In terms of creating chances, Cambuur is off the mark. Sai van Wermeskerken can strike from distance, but Feyenoord goalkeeper Bijlow is at his post.

SC Cambuur – Feyenoord: 0-1

CAM-FEY | 31′ Giménez hits the post

For bottom-placed Cambuur, there is not much else to do against Feyenoord for now but hold back.

Now Santiago Giménez, the maker of the only goal so far, shoots from distance at the post.

SC Cambuur – Feyenoord: 0-1

CAM-FEY | 20′ Nearly hit again for Feyenoord

Feyenoord is close to making it 2-0 a few minutes after the opening goal.

A header by Igor Paixão splashes onto the crossbar above Cambuur goalkeeper Ruiter.

SC Cambuur – Feyenoord: 0-1

CAM-FEY | 17′ GOAL Feyenoord!

Feyenoord scores and of course it’s Santiago Giménez. The Mexican striker strikes after a cross from Paixão.

So the Giménez meter keeps running: the counter now stands at eleven goals in the premier league.

SC Cambuur – Feyenoord: 0-1

Santiago Giménez gets his head behind the ball and puts Feyenoord up 1-0

CAM-FEY | 12′ Idrissi close for Feyenoord

Now Feyenoord are creating serious danger in Leeuwarden. Giménez keeps the overview and serves Oussama Idrissi, but he finds Cambuur goalkeeper Robbin Ruiter in his way.

SC Cambuur – Feyenoord: 0-0

CAM-FEY | 9′ Near-chance Giménez

There is the first opportunity for Feyenoord visiting Cambuur.

A Paixão cross reaches striker Santiago Giménez, but he does not get his foot to the ball.

SC Cambuur – Feyenoord: 0-0

CAM-FEY | Starting signal sounds

Today’s fourth premier league game has begun: Cambuur against Feyenoord.

Will the Rotterdammers take the next step towards the national title?

SC Cambuur – Feyenoord: 0-0

UTR-TWE | Ready in Utrecht

Over and done in Stadion Galgenwaard, where FC Utrecht had no complaints about luck this afternoon.

Three times an FC Twente goal was disallowed for offside, after which Van de Streek became the matchwinner.

The match report can be found here.

It’s over in Volendam. For PSV, the win was actually not really in danger anymore in the closing stages.

A difficult victory for the Eindhoveners, but important points in the battle for second place.

Want to read the match report? Click here.

VOL-PSV | 80′ PSV with scare free

Volendam tries to keep PSV under pressure in the hunt for the equalizer.

Gaetano Oristanio gets a good shot opportunity, but bumps into PSV goalkeeper Walter Benitez.

UTR-TWE | 70′ GOAL Utrecht!

You’ll always see: where FC Twente sees a goal disallowed for the third time due to offside, FC Utrecht scores.

Sander van de Streek is the goal scorer.

FC Utrecht – FC Twente 1-0

Sander van de Streek (center) put Utrecht into the lead

UTR-TWE | 69′ Three times no luck for Twente

And once again a line goes through a FC Twente goal. Ricky van Wolfswinkel scores, but again it is offside.

That means the Tukkers are now on a hat-trick of disallowed goals.

FC Utrecht – FC Twente 0-0

VOL-PSV | 74′ Volendam fans thank Joey Veerman

“Joey, thanks,” chanted the Volendam supporters, who, to their relief, saw Joey Veerman miss a huge chance to make it 4-2.

VOL-PSV | 70′ Final Phase Breaks

There are nearly twenty minutes left to play in Volendam.

The home team occasionally reports in front, but now PSV attacker Thorgan Hazard is dangerous with a distance shot.

UTR-TWE | 60′ Still no goals

At FC Utrecht-FC Twente, sixty minutes are now on the clock.

Although the visitors also have the better of the game at the beginning of the second half, no goals have yet been scored.

FC Utrecht – FC Twente 0-0

VOL-PSV | 55′ GOAL Volendam!

After a good start of the second half, with chances for Oristanio and Henk Veerman, among others, it is a goal for FC Volendam.

Xavier Mbuyamba kicks convincingly after a corner and provides the tying goal.

UTR-TWE | Subtopper in Utrecht continues

The match between FC Utrecht and FC Twente, ranked number seven and six, is on again.

Will FC Twente turn the superiority into a necessary victory or will they give up ground against direct rival Sparta?

FC Utrecht – FC Twente 0-0

Tough day Orange goalkeepers

It is apparently not the day of the goalkeepers of the Dutch national team anyway. Not only for Jasper Cillessen, but also for Bart Verbruggen things are not going well.

Verbruggen has to fish five times with Anderlecht on a visit to KRC Genk. The Belgian frontrunner wins 5-2.

Bart Verbruggen cannot hide his frustration: Anderlecht loses 5-2 to Genk

UTR-TWE | Also rest in Utrecht

The entertaining first half between FC Utrecht and FC Twente is over.

Although Douvikas gets another chance in injury time (he heads on the roof of the goal), at half-time the score is still 0-0.

FC Utrecht – FC Twente 0-0

UTR-TWE | 35′ Higler introduces Utrecht chance

A humorous moment in Utrecht, where referee Dennis Higler stands in the way during an FC Twente attack.

In the counter attack Utrecht seems to take advantage immediately through striker Douvikas, but his effort is defused by Julio Pleguezuelo.

FC Utrecht – FC Twente 0-0

PSV takes the lead in Volendam. While the home team thinks of attacking, it is completely open in the counterpunch.

Joey Veerman sends Guus Til away, who enables Luuk de Jong to score.

Cup final won’t be an Eindhoven party

The cup final in women’s soccer this season will be between FC Twente and PSV. The team from Enschede prevented an Eindhoven showdown by winning 0-2 against Jong PSV in the semifinals.

On Saturday, PSV’s first team already qualified for the final match in The Hague by beating ADO 1-4.

Read more about the semi-final between Jong PSV and FC Twente here.

Marit Auee kicks in the 0-2 for FC Twente

UTR-TWE | 23′ Another Twente goal disallowed

Where in the opening period a line went through Brenet’s goal, now another FC Twente goal is cancelled.

Sem Steijn scores, but VAR found that Vaclav Cerny was offside leading up to that goal.

FC Utrecht – FC Twente 0-0

UTR-TWE | 15′ Twente starts strong

FC Twente took control of Utrecht from the start. Just moments ago Sem Steijn got into scoring position, but a last-minute intervention by Mark van der Maarel prevented the opening goal.

FC Utrecht – FC Twente 0-0

UTR-TWE | 9′ Goal Twente disallowed

FC Twente thought they would take the lead in Utrecht from a free kick, but because Ricky van Wolfswinkel was initially offside, Joshua Brenet’s header goal was disallowed.

FC Utrecht – FC Twente 0-0

VOL-PSV | 6′ Veerman vs.

No highlights yet in Volendam, where Henk and Joey Veerman face each other for the second time in a premier league match.

Earlier this season Henk Veerman scored the honorary goal on behalf of FC Volendam when PSV won 7-1 in Eindhoven.

Almere wins, no celebration in Zwolle yet

In Zwolle, the beer and champagne can go back into the fridge for a while. If ADO Den Haag had won at Almere City, promotion to the premier league for PEC Zwolle would have been a fact.

Despite trailing 2-0, however, Almere City took all three points in The Hague (2-3 win). No celebration in Zwolle for a while yet.

You can read more about Almere City’s fine win here.

Just when Vitesse seems to have the spoils, NEC quickly does something back. Dirk Proper scores the 1-3 with a fine long-distance shot.

Is something possible for NEC after all?

NEC-VIT | 65′ NEC shows up

Under the encouragement of the crowd, which also cheers on the so far particularly hapless goalkeeper Cillessen, NEC goes hunting for the tying goal.

Among other things, it leads to a shot opportunity for Landry Dimata. A free kick by Lasse Schöne ends up on the post.

NEC-VIT | 57′ Cillessen escapes

Where an earlier mistake cost a goal, this time NEC goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen got away with a scare. He just threw the ball into the feet of Kacper Kozlowski, who struck the woodwork.

The ball went in for Vitesse moments later, but that situation was flagged for offside.

NEC-VIT | 13′ Rich History

It has been 100 years since the first league matches between Vitesse and NEC. In March 1923, Vitesse won both meetings: 1-2 in Nijmegen and 3-1 in Arnhem.

This is the 60th Gelderland derby in a premier league context. Of the previous 59 editions, Vitesse won 23, NEC 19 and the game ended undecided 17 times.

NEC-VIT | Tannane missing in Nijmegen

Oussama Tannane is missing from NEC’s squad. Tannane, who has not yet recovered from a hamstring injury, received a red card during the Gelderland derby in Arnhem earlier this season.

The Nijmegen side (W2-G4-V1) won 2 of their 7 premier league games this season without Tannane.

‘Ajax and AZ aces for Swedish midfielder’

Ajax and AZ are interested in Carl Gustafsson, according to Sweden’s Sportbladet. The 23-year-old midfielder currently plays for Kalmar FF. He made his debut for the national team in January.

In addition to Ajax and AZ, Club Brugge, Fiorentina and Eintracht Frankfurt are also said to be interested in Gustafsson. His contract expires at the end of 2023.

Quartet of Feyenoord players train externally: ‘Footballers are in excuses world’

More and more soccer players are looking outside the club for ways to become mentally and physically fitter and stronger. So do Feyenoorders Orkun Kökçü, Danilo, Lutsharel Geertruida and Mo Taabouni. They can be found several times a week in the gym of personal trainer Jordan Kroon. “We look for the upper limit, so they can make the difference with competitors,” he said.

Lazy soccer players

“I would venture to say that soccer players are lazy.” Kroon does not mince words. In his gym in Rotterdam-Noord he receives top athletes from different sports on a daily basis. “As a result, soccer players are confronted with how hard especially individual athletes train for their goals.”

“Football players are used to working at the lower limit. So they’re not used to training hard and getting outside their comfort zone. Really getting deep into the red zone. When things aren’t going well, soccer players can also always point to external factors like the crowd, the coach and fellow players not delivering. Often you see that they are in a world of excuses.”

Orkun Kökcü

Kayleigh Williams