Vitesse has qualified for the quarter finals of the TOTO KNVB Cup on Wednesday evening. The Arnhem team were too strong for Heracles Almelo with 0-2.
Oussama Tannane played a leading role against his old club. The attacker, who was wearing Heracles' shirt from 2013 to 2016, made the opening goal in the eleventh minute and delivered the assist for Tim Matavz's 0-2 after fifteen minutes.
For Vitesse it is already the fifth victory in a row, after the sub-topper in the Eredivisie consecutively settled with FC Twente, ODIN'59 (cup), VVV-Venlo and Fortuna Sittard. Vitesse can win the KNVB Cup for the second time in club history. AZ was defeated in the final in 2017.
For a place in the semi-final battle, the team of trainer Edward Sturing may be waiting for a showdown with Ajax. The team from Amsterdam play at 8.45 in the Johan Cruijff ArenA against Spakenburg, which will play in the Second Division.
Heracles does not shake Vitesse
Heracles, who took over Lennart Czyborra in Almelo without the departure to Atalanta, did not make a fist against Vitesse and fell behind after eleven minutes. A free kick by Tannane was not touched by anyone and fell in the far corner, out of reach of the surprised Michael Brouwer.
Good chances of the equalizer were scarce in the poor first half. Mohammed Osman had the best opportunity on behalf of Heracles, but his shot went wide. Vitesse also created little, but had nothing to fear and even increased the margin fifteen minutes after the break.
Vitesse struck precisely in a phase that Heracles was imminent. Tannane reached Matavz and he nicely finished eye to eye with goalkeeper Brouwer. Moments later, the Slovenian striker was also close to 0-3, but his header went wide. Heracles did not become really dangerous after that, so Vitesse simply converted further.