Thanks to a 3-1 thuiszege on FC Utrecht can Feyenoord with a good feeling going to focus on the cup final next week against AZ. The outgoing champion is after the fifth victory in a row, almost certainly the fourth spot in the Premier league.
Feyenoord triumphed Sunday in The Cockpit thanks to hits of Nicolai Jörgensen, Robin van Persie and Sam Larsson. Cyriel Dessers made from buitenspelpositie in the first half for the equalizer.
With still three matches to play Feyenoord are eight points ahead of FC Utrecht. Also, the gap with number three AZ is eight points.
The Alkmaarders and the Locals stand next week against each other in the cup final. The team in charge of the final battle wins, will play next season in the third qualifying round of the Europa League. The loser runs a lap earlier.
The same is true for the winner of the play-offs. Utrecht (49 points) is competing in the remainder of the league just like Vitesse (45), PEC Zwolle (44), sc Heerenveen (43), ADO Den Haag (43) and Excelsior (39) to the four start proofs.