Vitesse have qualified for the semi-finals of the KNVB Cup for the first time since 2001! The quality of the match was not very high, but the match was exciting to watch. Kashia scored the first goal of the match after 55 minutes and the lead was doubled by Tighadouini six minutes later. Feyenoord didn’t come close to score a goal in the second half.
Vitesse and FC Groningen shared the point in a boring match in the Euroborg. Groningen took an early lead, but Navarone Foor equalized for the visitors just after half time. Foor saw a straight red after a wild tackle on Bacuna and is likely to miss the KNVB Cup match against Feyenoord on Thursday.
Vitesse started the match with almost a complete new midfield as Lewis Baker (suspended) and Marvelous Nakamba (Africa Cup) were absent for today’s match. Sheran Yeini once again played as defensive midfielder, while Julian Calor made his debut as midfielder. Groningen took a lucky lead after 6 minutes with Jenssen’s deflected shot ending behind Eloy Room. Vitesse were very poor in ball possession and failed to create anything in the first half an hour. It was Adnane Tighadouini who almost equalized in after 35 minutes, but his shot hit the post. Manager Henk Fraser was not happy with the performance of his team in the first half and decided to replace captain Guram Kashia by Matt Miazga after half time.
Vitesse put more energy into the match in the second half and it was Navarone Foor who equalized for the visitors after a brilliant cross by Milot Rashica. The second half was not very exciting either; both teams failed to create any big chances and made many wrong passes. Henk Fraser tried to change the scoreline for by replacing Calor for Osman and Van Wolfswinkel for Zhang, but the visitors were too poor on the ball. Van der Werff and Miazga defended well in the second half and Groningen ended the match with 0 shots on target.Vitesse, however, ended the match with ten men after Foor saw a straight red for a wild tackle on Bacuna. He will probably be suspended for the next couple of matches.
Next up for the Arnhemmers is the important cup match against Feyenoord this Thursday.
Vitesse have started the year 2017 with a comfortable 3-1 win against FC Twente. Goals from Lewis Baker, Ricky van Wolfswinkel and Milot Rashica brought Vitesse the three points against a poor opponent. A red card for Lewis Baker in the 81st minute spoiled the win for the Arnhemmers.
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.
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.
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Vitesse began the new season with a fairly comfortable 4-1 win over Willem II.
Jong Vitesse have today lost a pre-season friendly against Chelsea U21. Tomorrow Vitesse U19 will play against Chelsea U18. Continue reading “Jong Vitesse lose 2-3 against Chelsea U21 in friendly”