Heracles Almelo has surprisingly grabbed the full booty from fellow countryman FC Twente on Friday. The team won the derby in Enschede against the ratio with 2-3.
FC Twente had at least been a leader of the Eredivisie in a victory until Sunday afternoon, but now sees Heracles approaching to a point. Twente is third with twelve points, Heracles fifth with eleven.
Aitor Cantalapiedra gave the home team a quick lead, but through Cyriel Dessers and Mauro Júnior, Heracles managed to turn the deficit into a lead before the break. After halftime, Mauro scored again, after which Emil Berggreen returned slightly in injury time on behalf of Twente: 2-3.
Twente started well and took the lead after five minutes. Cantalapiedra was sent deeply by Javier Espinosa on the verge of offside. The right winger remained eye to eye with goalkeeper Janis Blaswich cool and scored: 1-1.
After half an hour, Espinosa seemed to take care of itself 2-0. His hit, which was somewhat fortunate, was, however, rejected on the recommendation of the VAR. He had found that Espinosa had touched the ball with his arm, so that a line went through the goal automatically.
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Heracles strikes just before the break
In the final phase of the first half, Heracles completely reversed the game against the ratio. First Dessers scored, after Robin Pröpper had scored the ball forward. In injury time of the first half, Mauro Júnior accomplished a hit, after the Brazilian anticipated a falling ball well.
After the break the game was no different; Twente was again the team with the most possession and Heracles lurked on the counter. Dessers could have decided the game about twenty minutes before time in that way. However, after a sensitive pass from Silvester van der Water, he choked on his own action.
The 1-3 still fell ten minutes. Mauro Júnior, not exactly the tallest player on the field, headed a cross from Lennart Czyborra behind goalkeeper Joël Drommel.
Twente did not give in, although it took a very long time before the goal was scored. In the first minute of the injury time, Berggreen headed in 2-3. Heracles shivered for a moment, but did not give up the victory anymore.
View the results, the program and the stand in the Eredivisie