While Feyenoord had allowed PSV to hog possession in Eindhoven, the roles were very much reversed against sc Heerenveen. The hosts pressed high, which resulted in a lot of turnovers and a raft of chances. The opener came on 12 minutes, when Marcus Pedersen pulled back to Guus Til, who scored via the leg of former Feyenoord keeper Erwin Mulder.
Til also claimed the third of the night, with an assist for substitute Fredrik Aursnes on 88 minutes, but there was plenty to savour in between those two strikes. Alireza Jahanbakhsh thought he’d got a goal of his own, for instance, only to see his effort ruled out because Bryan Linssen had been caught offside in the build-up. Linssen was not to be denied scarcely a minute later, however.
Receiving the ball from Jahanbakhsh, Linssen played it with the inside of his heel, netting off the post. It was a special strike for more than one reason. Not only was it a goal of breathtaking beauty, it was also the hundredth Eredivisie goal of his career. Plenty of reason to celebrate then.
- Guus Til