Vitesse has won a visit to FC Twente on Saturday after six Eredivisie matches without a win (0-3). Earlier in the evening, ADO Den Haag failed to beat FC Groningen's ten (1-1).
For Vitesse, the victory in Enschede was the first Eredivisie victory in almost two months. On October 19, VVV-Venlo (0-4) won for the last, then under the now resigned Leonid Slutsky.
After that, ADO Den Haag (0-2), FC Emmen (2-1), FC Groningen (1-2), Sparta Rotterdam (2-0) and sc Heerenveen (3-2) lost in the Eredivisie. For Slutsky, the defeat in Friesland was a reason to submit his resignation.
Joseph Oosting, who was appointed as an interim trainer at the start of this month, made his debut last week with a draw against Feyenoord and booked his first victory as Vitesse coach in the Grolsch Veste on Saturday.
Vitesse climbed from tenth to sixth thanks to the victory. FC Twente, which is already waiting four games for a win, is stuck in twelfth place.
Bryan Linssen had an important share in the victory of Vitesse with two hits. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Vitesse takes a distance from Twente after the break
After a moderate first half, Vitesse took the lead after the break. Goalkeeper Remko Pasveer shot the ball hard forward, after which Bryan Linssen neatly finished. Just before that, the team from Arnhem had already hit the post from a direct corner via Keisuke Honda.
The home team's resistance was broken after that hit. After Nouha Dicko also hit the post, it was the Malian himself who scored the 0-2. Dicko benefited from a mistake by substitute Peet Bijen, who suffered a clumsy ball loss.
Twenty minutes before time, the visitors also made it 0-3. Tim Matavz kept a good overview and put Linssen in position, who scored his second goal for an empty goal.
Referee Joey Kooij drew no less than three red cards in the match between ADO and FC Groningen. (Photo: Pro Shots)
ADO not past ten FC Groningen
ADO Den Haag played half a night earlier in the evening in a robbery situation, but did not profit from it.
Groningen took the lead through Gabriel Gudmundsson after twenty minutes in the Cars Jeans Stadium. The home team came to the same level before the break thanks to Tomás Necid.
Groningen was in the injury time of the first half with ten men by a red card from Deyovaisio Zeefuik. The defender broke into an air duel with Aaron Meijers but would have used his elbow too much.
After the intervention of the VAR, referee Joey Kooij - to the anger of Groningen coach Danny Buijs - decided to draw a direct red card.
FC Groningen coach Danny Buijs has to leave with a red card after the break. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Also red for Buijs and Beugelsdijk
After Buijs had already complained to Kooij in the break ("You are already sewing us for the fourth time!"), The coach was sent to the stands in the final phase of the game because he again had comments on the lead.
Fifteen minutes after the break, Groningen had a big chance to take the lead again. On a pass from Joel Asoro, Kaj Sierhuis headed the crossbar. ADO was close to the winning goal in the final phase, but Django Warmerdam prevented with an excellent sliding that Necid could make his second goal of the evening.
Deep in injury time, Asoro Groningen could still help to win, but the attacker had to recognize one-on-one in goalkeeper Koopmans. In the extreme, Tom Beugelsdijk took his second yellow card for a foul on Mo El Hankouri, which also resulted in the home team finishing with ten men.
Both Groningen and ADO are not making much progress with the draw. ADO is in seventeenth place in the Eredivisie with thirteen points. Groningen occupies tenth place with 22 points.
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