An outstanding Lewis Baker led Vitesse to a 2-1 win against FC Groningen tonight. Hoesen opened the score with a penalty after three minutes. Baker equalized just before half time and Leerdam secured the three points for the hosts by scoring the 2-1 in the 76th minute.
Vitesse claimed their first victory at home since February thanks to second half goals from Ricky van Wolfswinkel(penalty) and Lewis Baker. After a tepid first half performance, second half substitutes Tighadouini and Van Bergen injected life into proceedings and played key roles in winning the match.
Vitesse will play Go Ahead Eagles at home on 17th September, a game that means more than just a regular football match to the locals. The home side will once again honour the brave men of British 1st Airborne division who fought valiantly to take the bridge over Lower Rhine in September 1944 by wearing their colours of claret and blue as opposed to the club’s traditional yellow and black stripes. The annual Airborne game will create a special atmosphere in the stadium and will hopefully spur the team on to the first home win of the season.
Ajax manager Bosz promised his fans ‘offensive and entertaining football’ and Vitesse manager Fraser expected ‘a spectecular match with lots of goals’, but Ajax took the three points in a very boring match.
Vitesse will play an important away match against Ajax this weekend. Peter Bosz, who was the Vitesse manager between summer 2013 and January 2016, took over as Ajax manager this season but hasn’t started the season well. Vitesse have won both away matches of this season and are hoping to complete the hattrick in Amsterdam.
Chelsea defender Matt Miazga has joined Vitesse on loan in one of the final deals of the transfer window. Continue reading “Last-minute deal sees Miazga join Vitesse”
The Georgian attacking midfielder will be taking his talents to Poland (and the Champions League) on loan this season, with a sale next summer likely.
Adnane Tighadouini returns to Vitesse on loan from Malaga. The club confirmed the arrival of the left winger earlier today. Tighadouini is a Vitesse youth product, but never broke through in Arnhem. He’s now eager for success at Vitesse after spells at NAC, Malaga and Kayserispor.