IMPRESSIVE FEYENOORD POWER TO 5-0 WIN

Feyenoord were full value for their first home win of the season Sunday, sweeping away NAC Breda by 5-0. Roy Makaay opened the scoring with a penalty, but Nuri Sahin was man of the match at De Kuip with two strikes – his first for the club. Ron Vlaar and Jonathan de Guzman also netted in a game that saw Kevin Hofland make his competitive debut for the Rotterdammers.

Bert van Marwijk put in a dominant display in front of their own fans, while the visitors barely worried Timmer in the Feyenoord goal. In the first half all NAC Breda could show for their efforts was a shot by Ron Stam from outside the box after some good build-up play, although the midfielder was unable to find the target.

Apart from that one incident it was the home side that ran the show. Kevin Hofland, Jonathan de Guzman and Ron Vlaar all had a punt at goal in the early stages of the match.

The opening strike came on 20 minutes. Giovanni van Bronckhorst powered into the visitors’ penalty area only to be hauled down by Tyron Loran. Referee Van Hulten pointed to the spot and Makaay stepped up to the plate to smash home the resulting penalty.



Feyenoord took complete control after the goal. Sahin – whose passing was impeccable – tried his luck once, but Ten Rouwelaar was up to the challenge. The keeper pulled off another save not long after, following an impressive move by the home side. Makaay fed De Cler, who shot from close range as he fell, but the NAC Breda keeper managed to keep the ball out with a great reflex save.

The keeper didn’t need to act in the opening minute of the second half when De Guzman shot into the side netting, but things were different two minutes later, as Sahin showcased his technique again in setting up Vlaar, who nodded in off the post to give Feyenoord a two-goal lead.

Feyenoord were clearly not satisfied with a brace though and the reward for the home side’s attacking followed fairly quickly. A wonderful piece of combination play set the third goal up on 55 minutes, including some great stuff from Tim de Cler. The left back played a one-two with De Guzman to put him in on Ten Rouwelaar, but rather than going for personal glory, the Dutch international played the ball off to Sahin, who slotted it into the empty net.

NAC might have pulled a goal back on a couple of occasions after the Rotterdammers’ third. Anthony Lurling hit the bar and Timmer managed to parry Edwin de Graaf’s follow-up header. Timmer was forced into action again to keep out another header soon after from Matthew Amoah.



Not that the visitors were having the best of the play however, as Feyenoord continued to breach Ten Rouwelaar’s goal. De Guzman converted a free kick from on 68 minutes to add the home side’s fourth, before Sahin notched his second of the afternoon three minutes later, when he rattled a shot into the net from close range from a Makaay cross.

Van Marwijk substituted the Turk not long after and Sahlin left the pitch to rapturous applause, to be replaced by Georginio Wijnaldum.

Feyenoord – NAC Breda: 5-0
20’ 1-0 Makaay (pen)
48’ 2-0 Vlaar
55’ 3-0 Sahin
68’ 4-0 De Guzman
71’ 5-0 Sahin

Booking: Loran
Referee: Van Hulten

Feyenoord: Timmer; Lucius, Vlaar, Hofland, De Cler; Sahin (74’ Wijnaldum), Van Bronckhorst, Hofs; De Guzman (82’ Biseswar), Makaay, Bruins (67’ D. Buijs)
NAC: Ten Rouwelaar; Elshot, Van Gessel, Loran, Gorter (59’ Amoah); Stam, De Graaf, Gilissen; Sikora, Lurling, Kolkka

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