Feyenoord start training camp with tournament victory
Feyenoord could not have hoped for a better start to their training camp. Dick Advocaat’s side captured the Cup of Traditions in Germany, with wins against Borussia Dortmund (3-1) and MSV Duisburg (2-1) in two 60-minute matches. Check out the photos and videos in the live blog.
Feyenoord were especially impressive against Borussia Dortmund, netting three times in a little more than a half an hour. Nicolai Jørgensen claimed the first and the third goals, with assists for Mark Diemers and Orkun Kökcü. Eric Botteghin also scored.
Bijlow saves penalty
Axel Witsel grabbed a consolation for the German side towards the end, but Dortmund never really threatened to deny Feyenoord the win. Not even in added time, when Justin Bijlow saved Erling Braut Haaland’s spot kick after Mark Diemers was penalised for what looked like an innocuous shove.
Toornstra and Narsingh strike
The win left Feyenoord needing only a draw against MSV Duisburg to take the tournament honours. Tiredness began to play its part, especially in the second 30-minute half, but Feyenoord managed the game well, running out 2-1 winners, with goals by Jens Toornstra and Luciano Narsingh.
Narsingh’s goal came at the end of a wonderful move. Linssen set Narsingh away with a back heel and the striker finished from a difficult angle.
The Germans scored a late goal, but that could not dampen Feyenoord’s spirits. Especially when Steven Berghuis came on for the last 30 minutes. The captain made his first appearance this preseason after being sidelined by a bronchial infection.
All told, Feyenoord can look back on a very successful first day of their training camp. They move on to southern Germany tomorrow, with two friendlies planned just over the Austrian border in Kufstein against Arminia Bielefeld (Tuesday, 16:00 CET) and Hamburger SV (Friday, 16:00 CET).