Utrecht runs over poor Vitesse, but forgets to decide diptych already

FC Utrecht goes to Arnhem with a comfortable lead for the return of the European playoff match against Vitesse. The formation of trainer Rick Kruys was much better in the Domstad, especially before rest and was allowed to complain that the final score was 3-1.
In the first half, the Arnhemmers were no shadow of the team that made it to the knockout phase of the Conference League this season. Utrecht was master and master and, supported by its own audience, quickly reached a 2-0 lead. First, the waving Willem Janssen headed in at the second post after a turned off corner and a little later Sander van de Streek poked the second Utrecht goal against the ropes in the short corner.
In the remainder of the first half, it was waiting for more goals from Utrecht. However, they did not fall, and only because of that, Vitesse had something to hope for in the second half. After rest, however, things became more grim and there were more upheavals than well-played attacks. That was also what played into the hands of the Domtownspeople.
It was only in the final phase that trainer Thomas Letschs team started to press a bit. The visitors thought they could still take a reasonable starting position with them to Arnhem with a 2-1, but things turned out quite differently. In a counter attack, Riechedly Bazoer made a very stupid foul in the penalty area, after which referee Higler placed the ball on the spot. Simon Gustafson did not let himself be deprived of that opportunity: 3-0.
The margin was therefore very spacious, but Utrecht forgot to keep the gate closed in the back. Patrick Vroegh found the ball five minutes before time and shot a hit, giving the guests a little wonder for a moment. The home team, with the help of the swirling Galgenwaard, kept the difference on two goals and thus travels to GelreDome on Sunday, where it kicks off at 18:00.