Vitesse’s chances of snatching the Eredivisie’s automatic UEFA Europa League qualification spot suffered a hefty blow on Friday after a late Michiel Kramer goal gave ADO Den Haag a 1-0 win.
The visitors were without the services of Chelsea loanee Bertrand Traore due to suspension and the lively attacker’s absence was felt, as Vitesse’s 12-match unbeaten run came to an end.
Peter Bosz’s men had been aiming to close to within a point of third-placed Feyenoord, who face a trip to Groningen on Sunday.
In an even encounter, Den Haag appeared set to settle for a point in their battle to avoid the drop, but Kramer capitalised on some hesitant defending to slotted in after rounding Eloy Room in the Vitesse goal, effectively securing their safety.
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