Vitesse successfully defended fourth place in the Eredivisie. The Arnhemmers seemed to go no further than 1-1 in their own stadium against PEC Zwolle, but a rake head butt of Idrissa Touré in injury time decided differently: 2-1.
After last week‘s match in De Kuip it was important for Vitesse to pick up the thread at home against PEC. The Arnhemmers therefore tried to get the direction of the competition quickly and that succeeded quite well, because via Tomas Hajek and Oussama Tannane two quick chances were recorded.
For rest the Bluepingers didn’t have much to say in GelreDome and after half an hour of playing football they ended up lagging behind. Armando Broja could continue towards the goal of PEC and round face to face with Xavier Mous cold-blooded. The striker could have reached his second goal for rest, but hit the pole.
The second half had just begun or Vitesse thought he‘d doubled the margin. Broja pricked, but Loïs Openda turned out to have made hands and so the formation of Bert Konterman remained in the match. That was already exploited right after the rejected 2-0: Jesper Drost rebalanced the signs against all proportions.
The number four of the Eredivisie took this as a sign to increase the pressure on PEC. Time began to run out and through substitute Oussama Darfalou and goalscorer Broja Vitesse could still have won the victory. However, it was only hit in injury time: Idrissa Touré got his head off and gave his team a very important victory.
In many living rooms in Rotterdam-Zuid there will be strong cursed after that goal, because this way Feyenoord will not be able to get any closer this weekend. The Rotterdammers will play tomorrow at the gate closer ADO Den Haag and could have been equal with three points there and a draw by Vitesse in points. Because of the late goal of Touré, that is not in it yet.