Sleep-inducing opening in Friesland: Heerenveen and Sparta dont entertain

SC Heerenveen and Sparta shared the points in the first Eredivisie match of the 2022/2023 season, while the Frisians and the Rotterdammers certainly did not make a spectacle at the Abe Lenstra Stadium.
Both Heerenveen and Sparta hardly forced anything before the break, although the visitors played football a little easier. Nevertheless, the best chance was for the home team. Keeper Nick Olij, one of the many newcomers in coach Maurice Steijns team, turned a shot by Mats Kรถhlert after forty minutes. As a result, it was still 0-0 halfway and there was nothing to compromise on that.
The pace was far too slow even after rest, so opportunities were scarce. After an hour, Sidney van Hooijdonk was dangerous, but again Olij got in the way. Partly due to some good falls, the Rotterdammers still made the best impression in the final phase, but goals remained out. Vito van Crooij came closest: his shot sailed over the goal fifteen minutes before time.