Feyenoord went down to a 1-0 defeat in their first Europa League Group G match against Rangers on Thursday night. Head coac...
Feyenoord were denied a win for the third Eredivisie match in succession on Sunday. FC Utrecht took the lead at De Kuip, but Ridgeciano Haps equalised with a shot from distance in the second half to rescue a point for the hosts.
Feyenoord started brightly and created a couple of chances in the early stages, but the deadlock was broken at the other end on 9 minutes. Sam Larsson ceded possession to Issah Abass, who raced into Feyenoord’s half, outwitting the home defence and keeper Kenneth Vermeer to net.
Jaap Stam’s side quickly regained their composure and continued to dominate, but were unable to get back on level terms before the break. It was not until the second period, with debutant Edgar Miguel Ié on the pitch instead of Jan-Arie van der Heijden, that Feyenoord managed to make the breakthrough. Ridgeciano Haps smashed a sweet drive from distance that whizzed into the top right-hand corner.
That was the end of the scoring, despite Feyenoord’s best efforts. Not just in attack, as Vermeer was called upon to make a couple of good saves to deny the visitors a winning goal.
Thursday sees Feyenoord back in European action, with Israeli outfit Hapoel Beer Sheva providing the opposition in the Europa League playoff first leg at De Kuip (kick-off 19:30 CET). Ticket information is available here.