Cyriel Dessers scores in Feyenoord’s tough home defeat vs Twente

Cyriel Dessers scores in Feyenoord’s tough home defeat vs Twente

On Sunday afternoon, Cyriel Dessers scored his ninth goal of the season in Feyenoord’s close defeat at home to FC Twente during their Eredivisie game.Cyriel Dessers scores in Feyenoord’s tough home defeat vs Twente

With third place in the league rankings guaranteed, the UEFA Conference League finalists would have been so delighted to give their fans a solid home win before the new season but they fell to a 2-1 defeat.

Feyenoord pressed on early into the contest and should have taken the lead through Guus Til, whose spectacular rebound volley had the goalkeeper scurrying, but it sailed wide of the right post.

Before FC Twente rocked their hosts with the opening goal just before the half-hour mark.

Ricky van Wolfswinkel created space for himself and did brilliantly well to set up Dimitrios Limnios, who finished into an empty goal.

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Things quickly became worse for the hosts when Twente doubled their lead.

Gijs Smal displayed incredible technique by gently controlling a lofted pass before putting the ball into the net with his second touch.

Alireza Jahanbakhsh, former Brighton player, had the opening opportunity of the second half when he swiftly pulled down a wonderful pass before shooting inside the box, but his bullet went inches wide.

Cyriel Dessers embarked on a mad dash in the 60th minute, slipping by Twente defenders in an attempt to make space for himself in the box.

But Twente defender quickly made an aggressive tackle to put the ball out for a corner just as he was about to take his shot.

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The Super Eagles striker kept on striving to grab goal and luck was on his side as he quickly knocked the visitors back.

The 27-year-old kept his cool to lose his man, receive a good ball, and shoot a powerful strike from close range into the bottom corner to cut Twente’s lead in half.

Feyenoord’s hope came alive as the goal energized the home team, and they started creating better opportunities.

Jorrit Hendrix almost score at the death of the game, unleashing a thunderous drive from the edge of the box, but Twente goalkeeper Lars Unnerstall raced to his side to wonderfully block the attempt.

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Cyriel Dessers also came close to grabbing an equalizer for Arne Slot’s men in added time as the Super Eagles attacker rose highest to meet a brilliantly lofted cross, but his header sailed just over.

The result leaves Twente just three points behind Feyenoord, who must forget the home defeat and pick themselves up and prepare for their UEFA Conference League final against Roma on May 22.

𝑳𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒑𝒐𝒔𝒕? 𝑷𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒆 𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒂 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒐𝒙!

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