Feyenoord has Sunday three points over the thuisduel with number three AZ. The People, who themselves fifth in the Premier league, knokten located in The Cockpit to a 2-1 victory.
For peace, came the opening goal in the name of Jean-Paul Boëtius, AZ-goalkeeper Marco Bizot devoured with a shot in the short corner. In the second half made Nicolai Jörgensen there after a good loopactie 2-0, then Wout Weghorst in the extra time to have something back.
The confrontation between Feyenoord and AZ was a taster for the cup final about a month on the program. On Sunday, april 22, both clubs are in The Tub again facing each other.
For Feyenoord, that, in the previous six league games, four times lost, due to the gain on AZ on 45 points from 27 matches. A place in the top three is still far away for the reigning champion, which is next to PSV, Ajax and AZ also FC Utrecht still have to tolerate.
AZ, that the third place, so in his hands, saw number two Ajax – that earlier in the day with 4-1 sc Heerenveen won the spouts. The Alkmaarders have in the last seven duels, five points, good for second place.
Feyenoord, where captain Karim El Ahmadi back from a suspension and Robin van Persie on the bench, started, started well against AZ. The Locals put pressure and were given opportunities through, among others, Kevin Diks, Boëtius and Jens Toornstra.
The biggest chance was for Jörgensen. The Danish striker was good at it, but saw keeper Bizot – who along with team-mate Weghorst and Guus Lift in the pre-selection of Orange-is – excellent save.
The strong initial phase turned out to be still the harbinger for a goal: Boëtius picked up the ball outside the zestienmetergebied on and shot hard touch. That was a boost for the winger, who on 9 september last year, for the last time scored.
For peace seemed to Feyenoord already on 2-0. Slanted for the purpose explained Steven Berghuis for a free kick, but the pure stepped ball of the attacker ended out of the reach of Bizot against the pole.
In the second half had the Team a lot harder against AZ. The Locals were given the first opportunity through Toornstra, but after that it was, among others, Weghorst dangerous for the visitors, who felt that there was something to pick up.
Just at that moment, it was Feyenoord that again struck and the way was beautiful. Berghuis gave a through ball, Vilhena stepped consciously on the ball and suggested this Jörgensen able to score.
AZ did not give up, got some opportunities and scored deep in extra time even via captain Weghorst. The goal, however, came too late to the tension of the film really bring back in The Cockpit.
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