K-TAINER visits Feyenoord – FC Groningen
Saturday the 16th of April was the day of the thirty-sixth edition of Feyenoord – FC Groningen, and we were there! Expectations were high at the home club, because Feyenoord hadn't had any particular trouble with their hosts in the past few years.
On top of that, with the cup final coming up in the next match, the team of manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst was in the middle of an excellent streak of results.
Despite all the former, it was Michael de Leeuw who opened the score for FC Groningen. Just like the away match earlier in the season he managed to slip a ball past goalie Kenneth Vermeer. Although Feyenoord has bought many players this season, the equalizer could be ascribed solely to players who’d risen through the ranks of the own youth academy. A wide cross from fan favourite Rick Karsdorp allowed Tonny Vilhena to head the ball into the net. That meant the 1-1, a result that would stay on the scoreboard that day. Despite the somewhat disappointing result, the consensus was that Feyenoord had played well. Another cause for celebration was found by K-TAINER’s very own Marco, for he was the proud winner of a jersey, signed by the home team.