Feyenoord held by Heerenveen
Feyenoord drew 1-1 with sc Heerenveen at De Kuip on Wednesday evening in the Eredivisie. Both goals – Steven Berghuis for Feyenoord, Henk Veerman for the visitors – came at the end of the first half.
It looked as though Feyenoord, with 18-year-old Tyrell Malacia again in the starting eleven, would lead at the break. Steven Berghuis put the hosts ahead on 40 minutes with a hard shot after a cross from Sofyan Amrabat fell at his feet.
But Heerenveen replied almost immediately through Henk Veerman. The striker beat Brad Jones from close range when the ball fell kindly to him.
Feyenoord has started well, and could have led within a minute. Tonny Vilhena saw his effort cleared off the line. Renato Tapia went close a few minutes later with a header that went just wide of former Feyenoord keeper Warner Hahn’s goal.
There were a few chances at both ends as the half wore on, but the biggest fell to Karim El Ahmadi. Good play from Sam Larsson and a fine cross from Berghuis set up the captain, but his effort hit Hahn’s foot, without the keeper seeming to have much say in the matter.
Feyenoord were dominant throughout the second half, but only really started to threaten in the final fifteen minutes. Substitute Jens Toornstra’s shot from a tight angle was block by Hahn, while Amrabat’s hard drive was too close to the Heerenveen keeper. Jeremiah St. Juste and El Ahmadi gave Hahn a sterner test in the final stages, but the goal remained elusive and Feyenoord had to settle for just one point.