After a turbulent week, Feyenoord did not manage to get rid of fencing closer FC Emmen on its own field. The formation from Drenthe played well and received pay for work in the final phase: 1-1.
Emmen is the gate closer of the Eredivisie on paper, but there was nothing to see in the first few minutes in Rotterdam-Zuid. The formation of trainer Dick Lukkien dared to play football ahead and even got a few chances on a goal in the first quarter. Michael de Leeuw headed over and Feyenoord Goalie Nick Marsman had trouble with a distance shot from Jari Flat.
It was only after fifteen minutes that Feyenoord joined the competition. It was taken by Steven Berghuis, who led the attack and was himself close to a goal three times. Michael Verrips, who stood under the bar at Emmen, however, excellently coped with his task and all three times prevented a goal.
At minute 37, he was out of a chance anyway. An attempt by Orkun Kökcü was touched by Miguel Araujo and therefore Verrips had to watch as the ball hit its goal. An unfortunate goal for Emmen, but the Eredivisionist from Drenthe did not show himself and opened strongly in the second half.
It should even have reached 1-1 via Luka Adzic, who was given a huge chance at Glenn Bijl. The wing attacker nodded in complete freedom and Feyenoord was lucky that it did not get a countergoal. The same was true three minutes later when Marsman picked a pegel from Sergio Peña from under the bar.
Only after more than an hour of playing football did the Rotterdammers come from under the Emmense pressure and had the bad luck that a deployment of Luis Sinisterra was taken off the line by Caner Cavlan. Partly because of this the guests from Drenthe stayed in the competition and a quarter of an hour before they got paid for work. Referee Blom pointed at the insistence of the VAR to the dot for a violation on Cavlan and Michael the Lion was freezing from eleven meters: 1-1.
In the final phase, Dick Advocateur did everything and the trainer with debutant Aliou Baldé and striker Róbert Bozeník brought two fresh attackers into the team. It could no longer be of any benefit: because Berghuis was in a promising position and the Rotterdam final offensive did not produce any more, after the last whistle signal, Emmen was able to cheer and celebrate a deserved point in De Kuip. In addition, the team is no longer a fence closer for a while.