ROTTERDAM. Feyenoord defeats FC Utrecht 3-1. Feyenoord was just to good to grab a decisive 3-0 lead with Sebastian Szymanski (15′), Santiago Giménez (54′) and Alireza Jahanbakhsh (82′). FC Utrecht reduced the distance with a goal (89′) by Bas Dost, but there was not much to do for them. Feyenoord made the most of its superior ball possession (60%).
The match was played at the Stadion Feijenoord stadium in Rotterdam on Sunday and it started at 4:45 pm local time. The referee was Edwin van de Graaf who was helped by Roy de Nas and Bas van Dongen. The 4th official was Martin Perez. The weather was rainy. The temperature was cold at 11.9 degrees Celsius or 53.33 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 87%.
- 60 Ball Possession 40
- 15 Total 6
- 9 On Target 1
- 4 Off Target 4
- 2 Shots blocked 1
- 135 Attack 68
- 49 Dangerous attack 22
- 85 Ball safe 76
- 0 Penalties 0
- 4 Corners 0
- 1 Off Sides 1
- 0 Total 7
- 0 Yellow Cards 2
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 5 Substitutions 5
Feyenoord had a superior ball possession 60% while FC Utrecht was struggling with a 40% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Feyenoord was putting more pressure with 49 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 9 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Feyenoord won the match.
Feyenoord shot 15 times, 9 on target, 4 off target. On the other side, FC Utrecht shot 6 times, 1 on target, 4 off target.
Feyenoord didn’t receive any yellow card. On the opposite side, FC Utrecht received 2 yellow cards (Luuk Brouwers and Ruben Kluivert).
After playing this contest, Feyenoord will have 73 points to remain in the 1st place. On the opposite side, FC Utrecht will stay with 45 points to hold in the 7th place.
In the next match in the Eredivisie, Feyenoord will host Go Ahead Eagles on the 14th of May with a 6-4 head to head record in favor of Feyenoord (1 draw).
FC Utrecht will host RKC Waalwijk on the 13th of May with a 12-4 head to head record in favor of FC Utrecht (4 draws).
Feyenoord – Formation
Feyenoord started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Arne Slot decided to play with the following team: Justin Bijlow, Marcus Pedersen , Lutsharel Geertruida , Dávid Hancko , Marcos López , Mats Wieffer , Orkun Kökçü , Igor Paixão , Sebastian Szymański , Oussama Idrissi and Santiago Giménez .
The home team had on the bench: Antoni Milambo, Mohamed Taabouni, Danilo, Alireza Jahanbakhsh , Ezequiel Bullaude, Ofir Marciano, Neraysho Kasanwirjo, Jacob Rasmussen, Javairô Dilrosun and Timon Wellenreuther.
Feyenoord could not rely on the presence of A. Milambo (injured).
Feyenoord made 5 changes: Sebastian Szymanski for Danilo (46′), Igor Paixão for Alireza Jahanbakhsh (77′), Oussama Idrissi for Javairô Dilrosun (78′), Mats Wieffer for Neraysho Kasanwirjo (84′) and Santiago Giménez for Antoni-Djibu Milambo (84′).
Best player: Orkun Kökçü
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Feyenoord was Orkun Kökçü even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 81 passes (88% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 2. He performed 4 crosses.
FC Utrecht – Formation
FC Utrecht started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
Michael Kappelgaard Silberbauer played with: Vasilis Barkas, Sean Klaiber , Mike van der Hoorn , Nick Viergever , Mark van der Maarel , Jens Toornstra , Luuk Brouwers , Sander van de Streek , Victor Jensen , Anastasios Douvikas and Othman Boussaid .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Zakaria Labyad, Ruben Kluivert , Thijmen Nijhuis, Can Bozdoğan , Anthony Descotte, Fabian De Keijzer, Modibo Sagnan, Bart Ramselaar, Hidde ter Avest, Taylor Booth , Naoki Maeda and Bas Dost .
FC Utrecht could not rely on the presence of Ruben Kluivert (injured).
FC Utrecht made 5 changes: Mike van der Hoorn for Ruben Kluivert (62′), Luuk Brouwers for Taylor Booth (62′), Luuk Brouwers for Can Bozdogan (62′), Anastasios Douvikas for Bas Dost (67′) and Luuk Brouwers for Zakaria Labyad (73′).
Best player: Sander van de Streek
The player that probably impressed the most for FC Utrecht was Sander van de Streek.
His rating iswith 26 passes (69% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 11. He performed 1 cross.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Eredivisie.
- PSV – Ajax – 3-0
- Go Ahead Eagles – Fortuna Sittard – 2-0
- Feyenoord – FC Utrecht – 3-1
- FC Twente – Sparta Rotterdam – 3-3
- AZ – RKC Waalwijk – 3-0