Sparta wins handsomely over Cambuur and lets audience feast one more time at Kasteel
Watch the summary of Sparta Rotterdam – SC Cambuur
Sparta won 4-1 in Rotterdam from bottom-placed SC Cambuur. With the win, Sparta knows it is definitely sixth.
Big stakes were not at stake, as Cambuur was already relegated and Sparta already had a ticket for the playoffs for European soccer in its pocket. Still, there was plenty to enjoy.
Cambuur in the lead
Goalkeeper Nick Olij turned away a penalty by Cambuur striker Roberts Uldrikis in the opening stages, before a fine header by Marco Tol gave the Leewarders the 1-0 lead after all. This happened after just under ten minutes.
Watch the reactions of trainers Maurice Steijn (Sparta) and Sjors Ultee (SC Cambuur) below:
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Koki Saito scored the 1-1 after half an hour with a blast into the far corner and Michael Pinto gave the Rotterdammers the lead just under ten minutes before halftime. He plucked a dropped ball out of the air in one go and fired a controlled shot from the edge of the box.
Joshua Kitolano decided the game five minutes later with a header placed in the far corner.
Early in the second half, after a shot on the post by Uldrikis, Namli provided the final score with a dry shot from distance.