Fortuna Sittard can still dream of European football, while FC Twente players can book their holiday. The revelation of the first half of the season went down hard with one of the big surprises after the winter stop: Fortuna pushes FC Twente out of the left row after a 3-0 victory.
The numbers twelve and nine of the Netherlands were both at 37 points at the start: the winner could do gold business in the hunt for the playoffs, for the loser it would be the end of the season. Fortuna seemed to be the most imbued with those interests. Lisandro Semedo had the 1-0 on his shoe early and Joël Drommel had to stop a life-great opportunity for Emil Hansson, but Fortuna came in after half an hour: Dario Dumic misvalued a long ball at Semedo wrong and the Portuguese surprised Drommel with a diagonal shot.
Until then, Twente could have stood up to one chance for Danilo, but just before rest seemed to reach the same level: Dumic made up for his mistake and headed a free kick from the left hand side. The central defender, however, was unlucky: he appeared, even after studying the images, to be sidelined.
Trainer Ron Jans responded halfway through with a double change, but also the arrival of Wout Brama and Luka Ilic could not inspire FC Twente to grand deeds. Fortuna continued to rule and the 2-0 was a matter of time. It fell after more than an hour: the VAR saw a handsball of Brama and the ball went on the dot, Mats Seuntjens passed Drommel. A quarter of an hour later Semedo got ample job for the icing on the cake: his second of the evening and the 3-0 for Fortuna.
The team of Sjors Ultee still wanted to continue working on the goal balance, but Drommel prevented a bigger beating for his team and Tesfaldet Tekie was still beating. Fortuna is forty points and is currently the closest attacker of Heracles Almelo, in the battle for the last playoff ticket: the Eredivisie numbers eight and nine are two points apart. FC Twente will remain at five points of the regional rival, with the Dutch derby in Enschede on its way. If this does not produce any results, the season is definitely over for Jans and his team.
FINAL POSITION Well keep it short. Fortuna Sittard plays FC Twente with two hits by Semedo and an exploited penalty kick of Seuntjens completely off the mat. 3-0. #SamenNaoVeure #FORTWE pic.twitter.com/FY4qigxijt
— Fortuna Sittard (@FortunaSittard) May 1, 2021