The best opportunities in the first half were for Feyenoord, who gave as good as they got against the reigning Jupiler Pro League champions. Dick Advocaat’s team were especially dangerous from crosses and corners, but neither side were able to break the deadlock before the break.
Ten Hove injured
Feyenoord did lose Ramón ten Hove after a quarter of an hour. The keeper collapsed in pain after a collision with an opponent and was carried off. Tein Troost took over between the posts. He was picking the ball out of the net on 55 minutes, Odilon Kossounou heading in a Vormer cross.
Feyenoord replied within two minutes. Mark Diemers was in the right place at the right time to drill home after the hosts tried to clear Bart Nieuwkoop’s cross. But Vormer had the final word, netting what would turn out to be his side’s winner on 62 minutes.
Advocaat happy with ‘worthwhile game’
Dick Advocaat now turns his focus to the Eredivisie opener at PEC Zwolle on Saturday 12 September. The head coach was pleased that his players were able to get another match into their legs. ‘It was a worthwhile game against a good team that has already played four times in the league,’ said Advocaat after the final whistle. ‘The most important thing is that a lot of lads have played a lot of football again.’
Club Bruges v Feyenoord 2-1
55’ Kossounou 1-0
57’ Diemers 1-1
62’ Vormer 2-1
Feyenoord: Ten Hove (15’ Troost); Nieuwkoop, Botteghin, Geertruida, Haps; Toornstra, Diemers (60’ Narsingh), Burger; Berghuis, Jørgensen, Linssen.