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Live KNVB Cup | Reactions after Feyenoord’s difficult victory over FC Groningen

Live KNVB Cup | Reactions after Feyenoord’s difficult victory over FC Groningen

Good evening and welcome to this live blog! Here we will keep you informed of the semi-final of the KNVB Cup between Feyenoord and FC Groningen. Have fun!

  • Result: Feyenoord-Groningen 2-1
  • NEC is already certain of the final after winning against Cambuur

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Thursday February 29 at 10:11 PM

Hancko critical of Feyenoord’s first half
David Hancko thinks that Feyenoord started the match far too poorly. “We were bad in the first half. Compliments also go to FC Groningen. They caused us a lot of problems,” the defender said. ESPN. “But thanks to good goals from our side, we will still go to the final. Stengs’ assist on my goal was fantastic. I am happy that I could make my contribution.”

Thursday, February 29 at 10:09 PM

Bacuna: ‘We defended too much’
Groningen captain Leandro Bacuna is disappointed after the defeat, but is also proud. “We were close to a stunt, but we defended too much in the second half,” Bacuna analyzed ESPN. “In the first half we were able to seize our moments. We can be satisfied with our game, but the result is a shame. Halfway through we said to each other that we had to keep this up, but unfortunately. We are now sad.”

Thursday February 29 at 9:58 PM

Last! FC Groningen surprisingly took the lead in the first half, but Feyenoord recovered in the second half. Thanks to goals from Hancko and Lingr, Arne Slot’s team will play the cup final against NEC on April 21.

Thursday February 29 at 9:55 PM

90+2′ Stengs is carried off the field on a stretcher after a foul by Peersman. The Feyenoord player looks very emotional. This doesn’t look good.

Thursday February 29 at 9:52 PM

90′ Seven minutes of injury time.

Thursday February 29 at 9:51 PM

90′ Feyenoord fails to close the game! Both Ivanusec and Minteh have a lot of freedom, but goalkeeper Jurjus makes two great saves.

Thursday February 29 at 9:50 PM

89′ Lingr almost with his second for Feyenoord! The substitute shoots into the side netting.

Thursday February 29 at 9:47 PM

86′ Groningen coach Lukkien wants to force something. He brings Mendes and Emeran for Van Bergen and Valente.

Thursday, February 29 at 9:43 PM

83′ GOAL Feyenoord! 2-1

The substitutes do it at Feyenoord! Ivanusec with the measured cross and Lingr with the goal. The Czech slides the ball in from close range.

Thursday February 29 at 9:42 PM

In the final phase, the duels mainly take place in midfield.

Thursday, February 29 at 9:41 PM

80′ Two substitutions at Feyenoord: Zerrouki and Lingr enter the field for Timber and Ueda.

Thursday February 29 at 9:39 PM

77′ Substitution at Groningen: Bakker comes on for the injured Määttä.

Thursday February 29 at 9:37 PM

76′ Very little pace in the match. The audience is certainly not spoiled. Feyenoord plays the ball around, but at the same time is uninspired.

Thursday, February 29 at 9:31 PM

70′ Feyenoord and FC Groningen make little attempt to look for the lead. The match is increasingly heading towards extra time.

Thursday February 29 at 9:28 PM

Goal scorer Hancko thanks Stengs for the excellent assist.

Thursday February 29 at 9:22 PM

61′ GOAL Feyenoord! 1-1

Hancko with the liberating equalizer for Feyenoord! The defender reacts alertly to a nice cross from Stengs, surprises his direct opponent and hits from close range.

Thursday, February 29 at 9:17 PM

56′ Minteh with a beautiful dribble, but the attacker shoots into the side net. Feyenoord mainly relies on the Gambian’s inspirations.

Thursday, February 29 at 9:16 PM

55′ Feyenoord seems to be in little hurry for the time being. The Rotterdammers are quietly looking for a hole in the Groningen defense.

Thursday February 29 at 9:12 PM

Feyenoord mainly relies on the individual actions of Minteh, among others. The Eredivisie player can hardly hurt FC Groningen.

Thursday February 29 at 9:10 PM

49′ Minteh with a nice individual action, but his good preliminary work is not rewarded by Ueda. The Japanese shoots high.

Thursday, February 29 at 9:07 PM

46′ Immediately two chances for Feyenoord! Minteh’s attempt is saved by goalkeeper Jurjus and Nieuwkoop’s rebound is blocked by a defender.

Thursday, February 29 at 9:06 PM

Kick-off second half! Will FC Groningen hold out for another half in De Kuip?

Thursday, February 29 at 9:06 PM

Feyenoord coach Slot intervenes. Ivanusec and Nieuwkoop come on for Paixão and López. Nieuwkoop becomes right back, Geertruida moves to the center of defense and Hancko is the new left back.

Thursday February 29 at 8:57 PM

Will FC Groningen pull off a stunt against Feyenoord? The team of coach Dick Lukkien can follow in the footsteps of NEC, which was the last First Divisionist in the final in 1994. In the event of a possible final place, FC Groningen will play against NEC, which was too strong for Cambuur on Tuesday with a 1-2 score.

Thursday February 29 at 8:50 PM

Rust! Dejection among the Feyenoord players. The home team cannot do much against FC Groningen, which surprisingly has a 0-1 lead thanks to Duarte.

Thursday February 29 at 8:49 PM

45′ One minute of injury time in De Kuip.

Thursday February 29 at 8:49 PM

45′ López with a shot after a cross from Paixão, but his effort misses the FC Groningen goal.

Thursday February 29 at 8:46 PM

42′ Feyenoord plays at too low a pace to surprise FC Groningen. The visitors are in control.

Thursday February 29 at 8:43 PM

Joy for goalscorer Laros Duarte and his teammates.

Thursday February 29 at 8:41 PM

37′ Yellow for Bacuna after a major foul on Paixão. More and more tough duels can be observed in De Kuip.

Thursday February 29 at 8:38 PM

34′ Yellow for Stengs, who takes down Valente. A picture of frustration, it seems.

Thursday February 29 at 8:37 PM

33′ Feyenoord quickly tries to produce the equalizer, but López’s shot goes high.

Thursday February 29 at 8:35 PM

31′ GOAL FC Groningen! 0-1

Duarte now with the goal! The midfielder shoots from distance and his shot is deflected by Feyenoord defender Beelen. Goalkeeper Wellenreuther has no chance. A stunt is in the works!

Thursday, February 29 at 8:34 PM

30′ Finally a smooth attack from Feyenoord, but Minteh’s cross is just too sharp for Paixão.

Thursday February 29 at 8:33 PM

A worried look from Arne Slot. The Feyenoord coach sees that his team is not able to achieve much against FC Groningen, which is showing strong.

Thursday February 29 at 8:29 PM

26′ Ueda almost for Feyenoord! Minteh puts the Japanese in position during a breakout, but the striker shoots into the hands of goalkeeper Jurjus.

Thursday, February 29 at 8:24 PM

21′ FC Groningen with some threat again. Duarte’s shot is blocked just in time.

Thursday, February 29 at 8:22 PM

FC Groningen is keeping Feyenoord well under control for the time being.

Thursday February 29 at 8:16 PM

12′ POLE! Duarte shoots at the post on behalf of FC Groningen after Wieffer loses the ball in midfield. The northerners are not inferior to Feyenoord for the time being.

Thursday February 29 at 8:14 PM

10′ Danger from Stengs! The attacking midfielder gives himself some freedom on the edge of the penalty area, but shoots over.

Thursday, February 29 at 8:09 PM

Enough atmosphere in De Kuip at the start of the semi-final.

Thursday, February 29 at 8:08 PM

4’And it is Groningen’s turn again. Schreuders’ shot goes past Wellenreuther’s goal. An exciting start in De Kuip!

Thursday, February 29 at 8:06 PM

3’Now a chance for Feyenoord! Ueda continues well and passes the ball. Minteh heads the ball back, but Geertruida’s attempt is blocked.

Thursday February 29 at 8:05 PM

1′ The first option is for FC Groningen! Valente dribbles towards the enemy goal and shoots, but his attempt goes wide by a meter.

Thursday, February 29 at 8:04 PM

Kick-off! Referee Danny Makkelie has blown his whistle and Feyenoord has started the match.

Thursday, February 29 at 8:02 PM

Due to all the smoke in De Kuip (because of all the fireworks), we have to wait a while until kick-off.

Thursday February 29 at 7:58 PM

The players enter the field in an attractive Kuip.

Thursday February 29 at 7:51 PM

Ten minutes to go and we’re going wild in De Kuip!

Thursday February 29 at 7:42 PM

Arne Slot hopes that Yankuba Minteh will score again. The attacker scored twice as a substitute against Almere City (0-2) last Sunday. “That may also be a reason that he plays now and not Ivanusec. Our wingers should score more often anyway,” the trainer said. ESPN. Slot hopes that striker Ayase Ueda – who replaces the suspended Santiago Giménez – will finally score. “That will also have to do with the playing minutes. But he is struggling to score a goal.”

Thursday, February 29 at 7:38 PM

Dick Lukkien explains why he plays Johan Hove in midfield and not Joey Pelupessy. “We will mainly play in transition tonight. Then you need midfielders who sometimes turn away. Johan has that just a little more than Joey,” the coach said. ESPN.

Thursday, February 29 at 7:06 PM

The line-up of FC Groningen! Trainer Dick Lukkien sends these eleven names onto the field. Johan Hove is preferred to Joey Pelupessy in midfield. The other ten basic players also started the home game against Helmond Sport (0-0) last Friday.

Thursday, February 29 at 7:03 PM

Feyenoord’s line-up! Quilindschy Hartman is missing from the Rotterdam team due to illness. The left back is replaced by Marcos López. Santiago Giménez is suspended, which means Ayase Ueda is the striker at Feyenoord. Yankuba Minteh is up front in favor of Luka Ivanusec, while Calvin Stengs has a starting place at the expense of Ramiz Zerrouki.

Thursday, February 29 at 6:42 PM

NEC reached the final on Tuesday by beating SC Cambuur 1-2. The Kitchen Champion Division club took the lead at home through Roberts Uldrikis, but the Japanese Koki Ogawa and Kodai Sano still gave the Eredivisionist the win.

Thursday, February 29 at 6:37 PM

Tonight, De Kuip is the setting for the second semi-final of the KNVB Cup between Feyenoord and FC Groningen. Will the Rotterdam team achieve their first place in the final since 2020 or will the northerners manage to pull off a stunt with their first place in the final since 2015?

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