Heracles Almelo started on the front foot, creating a number of good chances early on. The opening goal came on 19 minutes, when Maximilian Rossmann headed in. Feyenoord got themselves back into the game after that, but were unable to put the hosts under serious pressure.
Dick Advocaat made good use of the break, because his team looked sharp at the beginning of the second half. They may sure they got a good return too, netting three times in ten minutes through Jens Toornstra, Luis Sinisterra and Eric Botteghin.
The Colombian might have added a fourth later on, but he didn’t get his head on the ball, colliding with home keeper Janis Blaswich. He left the field with a head injury. Happily, after the match Advocaat said that the player was doing well.
Maximilian Rossmann pulled a goal back for Heracles Almelo in the final stages, scoring with a volley from a corner. But Feyenoord kept their heads as the hosts hunted an equaliser. Advocaat was also able to bring on Rick Karsdorp, who made his first brief appearance after a long injury layoff.