Feyenoord fans are erupting in orange as their beloved club booked their place in the KNVB Cup semi-finals with a dominant 2-0 victory over AZ Alkmaar on Tuesday night. This win comes hot on the heels of their weekend Eredivisie triumph over the same Alkmaar outfit, making it a double dose of delight for the Rotterdam faithful.
The De Kuip was rocking from the opening whistle, and the passion on the pitch mirrored the stands. While AZ put up a fight, particularly in the first half, Feyenoord ultimately proved too strong. The Rotterdammers took the lead through Danilo Pereira’s well-placed header midway through the first period, before Alireza Jahanbakhsh sealed the deal with a composed finish late in the second half.
This victory extends Feyenoord’s unbeaten run in all competitions to a remarkable eight matches, and keeps their dream of a domestic double alive. They’ll now face the winner of the upcoming match between FC Twente and PSV Eindhoven in the semi-finals, with the chance to add another KNVB Cup trophy to their cabinet.
Here are some of the key takeaways from this exciting Dutch Cup clash:
- Feyenoord’s dominance: The Rotterdammers were simply the better team on the night, controlling possession and creating more clear-cut chances. Their winning mentality and experience shone through, especially in the crucial moments.
- AZ’s missed opportunity: Despite a decent first-half showing, AZ failed to capitalize on their chances and faded away in the second half. The absence of key striker Vangelis Pavlidis was certainly a factor, but they’ll need to bounce back quickly for their upcoming Eredivisie fixtures.
- KNVB Cup semi-finals: The stage is set for an exciting semi-final clash between Feyenoord and either FC Twente or PSV. Both teams are in good form and will be hungry for glory, making for a mouth-watering encounter.
So, if you’re a fan of Dutch football or just enjoy a good cup upset, keep your eyes peeled for the upcoming KNVB Cup semi-finals! And for all the Feyenoord supporters out there, let the celebrations continue – your team is on fire!