Feyenoord suffered a loss of points in the Eredivisie for the second time in a row on Sunday. The team of trainer Dick Advocaat already disappointed at home last week against Sparta Rotterdam (1-1) and this time did not get further than a 2-2 draw at RKC Waalwijk.
Stronger Feyenoord does not score
After a scoreless first half, the stronger Feyenoord came surprisingly behind due to a goal Cyril Ngonge. After Nicolai Jørgensen’s equalizer, RKC took the lead again via substitute Ola John and it was Ridgeciano Haps who determined the final score.
With the draw in the Mandemakers Stadium, Feyenoord fails to take over the third place in the Eredivise from PSV, which earlier in the day suffered a 2-1 defeat against Vitesse. RKC took the fifth point of the season.
Feyenoord continues the season on Thursday with a home game against Wolfsberger AC in the Europa League. Three days later, the Advocaat team pays a visit to FC Emmen.
Feyenoord immediately put RKC with their back to the wall on Sunday, but had difficulty in arriving at played opportunities. Captain Steven Berghuis tried with a bang from a distance and Bryan Linssen hit the crossbar, although he did so in an offside position.
Still, the team from Rotterdam continued to claim the most for a goal. Berghuis, João Teixeira and Haps turned up dangerously in front of RKC’s goal, but were not lucky in the completion.
A setback for Feyenoord was Teixeira’s withdrawal. The Portuguese newcomer, who made a good impression in his first matches, had to be changed after just over half an hour. Jørgensen replaced him.
Nicolai Jørgensen came on, scored and had to be substituted again. His replacement was Christian Conteh. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Anyone who thought that Rotterdam’s predominance would lead to a head start for the visitors in the second half was disappointed. Early in the second half, RKC surprisingly took the lead: Ngonge shot the ball nicely into the corner after a nice play.
Feyenoord remained the parent and got chances through Luciano Narsingh and Berghuis before it finally hit through Jørgensen. The Danish striker hit the post and then finished, after which he had to change again with a groin injury.
With the final phase approaching, RKC showed itself a few times, mainly through John, and at the third shooting opportunity it was hit for the substitute, who scored for the first time since he returned to the Eredivisie this season.