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Linssen stunner and Til strikes see off Heerenveen

Three days after rolling over PSV in Eindhoven Feyenoord continued their impressive run with a home win against sc Heerenveen on Wednesday evening. As he’d expected, Arne Slot oversaw a completely different performance to the one in Eindhoven, but Feyenoord were once again effective in front of goal, running out 3-1 winners. Guus Til netted twice, but Bryan Linssen’s wonder strike was the pick of the bunch.

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.

Linssen landmark
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.

Before Til secured the points for the hosts, Joey Veerman had grabbed a goal back for the visitors. The midfielder curled one into the top corner with his left foot to ruin the unblemished record of Justin Bijlow, Gernot Trauner and Marcos Senesi since the start of the season. Yet despite that disappointment, Feyenoord will feel they have started the season reasonable well.