Go Ahead Eagles as good as safe, Fortuna Sittard not yet
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The pressure is off at Go Ahead Eagles. The Deventenes can finish the season relaxed after a 2-0 victory over Fortuna Sittard, which does have to keep looking down with a slanted eye.
Fortuna started well, but Dimitrios Siovas got stuck in the crease and Ivo Pinto shot wide. Willum Thor Willumsson did score in a scrimmage and missed a chance for the 2-0. Striker Paul Gladon mowed over the ball for Fortuna from close range and headed over moments later.
Fortuna pressed on after halftime, but Go Ahead had counter chances. Bas Kuipers hit goalkeeper Ivor Pandur twice.
After Gladon again missed a header chance, substitute Xander Blomme decisively finished it with his first ball contact after a breakaway.
Burak Yilmaz was the big absentee at Fortuna. Coach Julio Velázquez left him out of the matchday squad for “technical reasons.