FRIDAY 31ST JANUARY 2014
FEYENOORD 1-1 VITESSE
It was a dream result on Friday night at De Kuip for league leaders Ajax, as Vitesse dropped another two points in a draw against Feyenoord, which also virtually takes the Ronald Koeman’s side out of the title picture.
Vitesse’s returning captain Guram Kashia grabbed a vital point for his side in a high-octane entertaining match in Rotterdam.
The away side dominated the action early on and had the majority of the possession; however, it was Feyenoord, who took the lead on 39 minutes. It was the Italian Graziano Pellè once again getting the goal.
After some good build-up play and a blocked shot from Daryl Janmaat’s long-range effort the ball fell to young winger Jean-Paul Boëtius on the left-wing. The 19-year-old whipped a ball into the front post where the Italian popped up to head home.
In the second half, the roles were reversed – Guram Kashia carried the ball up the pitch with a marauding run. The ball was dished out to Renato Ibarra on the right-wing and his cross was headed home by Kashia, after he continued his run into the area.
In the final stages both teams had some good chances to earn a victory but were unable to break the deadlock.
FEYENOORD: Mulder, Janmaat (Van Beek 81), De Vrij, Kongolo, Martins Indi, Clasie, Immers, Vilhena, Armenteros (Schaken 66), Pellè, Boëtius (Goossens 81).
SUBS NOT USED: Graafland, Bakkal, Nelom, Te Verde.
GOALS: Pellè 39.
VITESSE: Velthuizen, Van Aanholt, Leerdam, Kashia, Van der Heijden, Pröpper, Vejinovic, Piazón, Atsu, Ibarra (Labyad 85), Havenaar (Traoré 59).
SUBS NOT USED: Room, Mori, Van der Struijk, Djurdjevic, Kazaishvili
GOALS: Kashia 57.
BOOKINGS: Leerdam, Vejinovic, Traoré.
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