THE HAGUE – Fons Groenendijk can, once again, a happy man, are this preparation. After the victory over Athletic Bilbao earlier this week (3-2) defeated ADO Den Haag also the Greek football club Panathinaikos in their own home with 3-1.
John Goossens cheers after his match against Panathinaikos.
This is this week in terms of results, a turning point came in the preparation, which, with the defeat against the amateurs of GOES (2-1), FC Dordrecht (0-2) and TOP OSS (0-3), as rough, smooth. John Goossens, Elson Hooi and substitute Yuning Zhang made the goals for the final Bjørn Johnsen-less ADO.
Erik Falkenburg was against Panathinaikos in order to replace the millions of euro’s to AZ left Noor, partly because the Chinese Zhang in the competitiestart not yet available due to his participation in the Asian Games. But Zhang made as a substitute to the most beautiful goal of the evening. He shot just before time after a good pass from Danny Baker the 3-1 hard in the roof of the goal.
The team of Groenendijk came within three minutes all season against the team where former AZ-right back Mattias Johansson seventy minutes made a goal of Ilias Chatzitheodoridis. In the phase after that, there seemed to be a huge quality difference between the number 11 in Greece and number 7 in the Netherlands last season. Until John Goossens, that of Groenendijk a place at the Hague society was, halfway through the first half a cross from Sheraldo Becker within his lap. Not much later, a cross from Becker, everyone missed except Elson Hay: 2-1.
ADO plays Friday, his last serious practice duel against the also Greek Aris Saloniki (19.00), before on Sunday the 12th of August against FC Emmen (12.15) the Eredivisie for the club.
Setup ADO Den Haag: Zwinkels; Polley, Beugelsdijk, Cannon, Pinas; Indeed, (62. Baker), Goossens, El Khayati; Becker (62. Goppel), Falkenburg (71. Zhang), Hay (71. Lorenzen).
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