Giorgos Giakoumakis has single-handedly helped VVV-Venlo to win within the relegation duel with ADO. The Greek striker scored at least 4 occasions in The Hague in opposition to the direct competitor: 1-4. Sparta Rotterdam gave coach Sjors Ultee his first defeat since his appointment as head coach of Fortuna Sittard: 0-1.
Fortuna suffers first defeat beneath Ultee
Giakoumakis, already twice correct in opposition to Willem II (2-1) on Sunday, is properly within the lead with sixteen objectives on the highest scorers record of the Eredivisie. The striker was taken over by the Limburgers from AEK Athens final summer season.
The 26-year-old Greek opened the rating in The Hague after six minutes. After a foul by Shaquille Pinas on Zinedine Machach, he used the penalty kick awarded.
After an hour of play, Giakoumakis doubled the lead with a header from the within of the put up. After Samy Bourard had diminished the strain within the sixty fifth minute with the connection objective for ADO, the striker accomplished his hat-trick due to a grabbed keeper Luuk Koopmans.
From his second penalty, Giakoumakis additionally made it 1-4 simply earlier than the top. To the applause of his fellow gamers and coach Hans de Koning, he was taken to the facet within the 88th minute.
Due to Giakoumakis, who took 16 of VVV’s 26 objectives this season, the Limburgers have climbed to fourteenth place within the Eredivisie. ADO, nonetheless too robust for RKC Waalwijk final weekend, is sixteenth.
For Fortuna Sittard the magnificent collection beneath Ultee got here to an finish. Because the 33-year-old coach has taken over the baton from the dismissed Kevin Hofland, the staff has taken 13 factors from 5 video games. Sparta turned out to be 0-1 too robust on Wednesday.
Lennart Thy signed for the one objective after an hour of play. The German striker took benefit of a great go from Mario Engels after which stored cool eye to eye with goalkeeper Yanick van Osch.
Lisandro Semedo got here near the equalizer. A guess from the Fortuna attacker was eliminated simply earlier than the objective line.
For Sparta, after the victories over Willem II (1-3) and FC Twente (0-2), it’s already the third victory in a row. Within the season 1972/1973 the Rotterdammers put down such a collection for the final time.
The staff of coach Henk Fraser is in eighth place neatly within the left row of the Eredivisie. Fortuna stays in 13 place.