Last Sunday, FC Utrecht and Ajax played against each other. Wednesday’s KNVB Cup had just may be the same poster, were it not for Cambuur in the previous round stunted by Ajax marbles out. Cambuur is one round away from the semi-finals, but this hurdle may be difficult. Besides the fact that Utrecht plays at home, the Leeuwarders can no longer take advantage of the element of surprise.
FC Utrecht: Does himself deficit against Ajax
Outside Feyenoord and PSV FC Utrecht from it is the game where Ajax is the most afraid. The Utrecht were seven seasons undefeated, but that series came last Sunday to an end. In the second half Schöne provided the only goal by a stalled ball to shoot perfectly into the top corner. It made sure the team got Erik ten Hag with bitter feelings of the field, because the defeat was totally unnecessary. Although Ajax had the ball, but the best chances were – beyond the missed penalty Schöne – FC Utrecht. Particularly in the minutes before the break had to score the Domstedelingen, but whether the attack was poorly played or they were unlucky, as when richairo živković hit the crossbar.
Ten Hag gave compliments to his team that they are in the strong first half hour of the Amsterdam remained standing. “We defended very well during the first half hour. Ajax had indeed through El Ghazi an mogelijkheidje at that stage, but did not come to great opportunities, “Ten Hag looked back. So begins and ends at the Ajax impressive array of FC Utrecht. Since the 3-2 defeat at the Arena was early October Utrecht ie no match lost.
FC Utrecht has the place not been easy in the quarterfinals. In three rounds, they found yet only Eredivisie Teams. What it particularly stands out, the power of Utrecht is to call back a match in the final stage. FC Twente, scoring a few minutes before the 1-2 and 1-3 at home against FC Groningen made Nacer Barazite 1-0 in the ninetieth minute and also against PEC Zwolle, when they were in the last ten minutes a 1- 0 backlog convert to a 1-2 victory.
Cambuur: Ajax executioner must re stunts
A quarter-final in the cup: it is a nice perk for players, staff and supporters. Frankly, the chances are that Cambuur at the expense of FC Utrecht progressing to the semi-finals very small. Perhaps less than in the match against Ajax. After all, for the Leeuwarders was a home game and they found an Ajax had given many basic players rest. That’s something they do not have to expect in Utrecht. The aggressive tactics hoogdrukzettende which they Ajax overrun in December, the Utrecht will spend less of their piece.
Cambuur had a good dress for the quarterfinals. Last Saturday in Eindhoven higher classed PSV with 0-2 records. As in the end of the first playing minutes Sander took the Zone with his twelfth of the season for the 0-1. Both teams were equal, but the team of Sipke Hulshoff and Arne Slot was clearly better with the opportunities. Midway through the second half substitute Tarik Tissoudali shot the decisive 0-2. Cambuur, following its victory now to the group of six pursuers, who are out on the fourth and fifth place FC Volendam and NAC Breda.
One disappointment was that top scorer of the region at the beginning of the second half fell out. It was feared a severe hamstring injury, but after a scan revealed too bad. There is nothing torn, but state of the region have briefly sidelined by the strain. As in Eindhoven midfielder is likely to be replaced by Roda-mercenary Farshad Noor. Jordy van Deelen has just recovered from an injury. The left back was Saturday already on the bench but did not play. It remains to be seen whether Djavan Anderson already has to give up his place. Possibly Tissoudali gets his first base spot since Jergé Hoefdraad Saturday, had a disappointing first half and was substituted at the break by scoring Tissoudali.