LAZOVIC CELEBRATES IN STYLE

Feyenoord won the latest preseason friendly against amateur outfit RVVH Tuesday night on the back of a four-star performance by Danko Lazovic. The Serbian grabbed a seven-minute second-half hat-trick before adding another just before fulltime to seal a great day after being called up to his country’s under-21 squad earlier. Perhaps even more importantly, defender Kees van Wonderen came through the second period without any apparent reaction.

Feyenoord were ahead within sixty seconds when Johan Elmander converted Buffel’s cross, but the half did not live up to the early billing, despite some fine passing by Alfred Schreuder and an impressive slalom by Sebastián Pardo. The Rotterdammers did go in two up at the break however, Buffel running onto a deep Schreuder pass before rounding the keeper to net. Van Marwijk made six changes to his team at half time, including Patrick Lodewijks and Kees van Wonderen. The new guys pushed the visitors on in the searing heat and Feyenoord looked brighter, sharper and more of a unit. The first fruit fell from the tree twelve in when Lazovic got a shove in the back from goalie De Baat and Dirk Kuyt strolled the resulting penalty home. As the half wore on the class of Lazovic started to show. The Serbian escaped his marker on the halfway line on 67 to score his first, and one turned into two a hundred and twenty seconds later as Lazovic headed a Robin van Persie cross into the top right corner of the goal. Within five further minutes he had his third. A breathtaking deep pass from the foot of Patrick Paauwe found the number nine, who slipped the ball over the oncoming keeper to score. And to wrap it up, Lazovic turned daintily to net Feyenoord’s seventh to polish up the travelling fans’ confidence after some disappointing preseason results. RVVH–FEYENOORD 0-7 (0-2) 0-1, Elmander (1’) 0-2, Buffel (38’) 0-3, Kuyt (58’, pen.) 0-4, Lazovic (67’) 0-5, Lazovic (69’) 0-6, Lazovic (74’) 0-7, Lazovic (89’) FEYENOORD Zoetebier (Lodewijks, 45’); Swerts, Loovens (Van Wonderen, 45’), Van den Berg (Paauwe, 45’), De Nooijer; Elmander (Kuyt, 45’), Acuña, Schreuder, Pardo (Van Persie, 45’); Buffel and Bombarda (Lazovic, 45’)
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