Monday, October 23, 2017

Eredivisie Review: Five-star Vitesse seal Europa berth, NAC Breda relegated

SoccerNews in Eredivisie 31 May 2015

9 Views

Vitesse sealed European football for next season after four second-half goals gave them a 5-2 win over Heerenveen in the second leg of the Eredivisie’s UEFA Europa League play-off final.

Peter Bosz’s men had claimed a 2-2 draw in the away leg but looked set for disappointment as a Mark Uth double – either side of a Guram Kashia goal for Vitesse – gave the visitors a 2-1 lead.

However, a 56th-minute penalty from Marko Vejinovic drew the teams level once more, with Davy Propper, Zakaria Labyad and Jan-Arie van der Heijden then all hitting the target to wrap up a 7-4 aggregate success.

Meanwhile, NAC Breda’s 15-year stay in the Eredivisie was ended as Roda JC earned promotion on away goals with a 2-1 win in the second leg of their relegation play-off.

NAC led 1-0 from the first leg but the tie was levelled when Mitchel Paulissen put Roda ahead on Sunday with a 43rd-minute strike.

Roda defender Arjan Swinkels was sent off for a second bookable offence in the 88th minute – following NAC man Mas Seuntjens in being dismissed – and, although they stood firm to force extra-time, hosts Breda seemed on course for survival thanks to Dirk Marcellis’ twice-deflected 96th-minute header.

Replays suggested the ball did not cross the line, but any injustice Roda may have felt disappeared as Tom van Hyfte volleyed home a winner in the 110th minute to secure an immediate return to the top tier.

Joining Roda in the Eredivisie are De Graafschap, who beat Volendam 1-0 away from home in their second leg,  Vincent Vermeij’s close-range effort ensuring an aggregate triumph by the same scoreline.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
 
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshockunamusedcooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsadexclamationquestionideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
wpDiscuz
More More
Top