Firefighters have to compete: Burning banner overshadows Feyenoord’s cup victory

Firefighters have to compete: Burning banner overshadows Feyenoord's cup victory

However, the match was marred by two interruptions in play. There was a interruption in the first half as fans of both clubs set off a large amount of pyrotechnics. After the break the same thing happened again with the score 0-0, but this time a banner belonging to the Feyenoord fans caught fire. After unsuccessful attempts to clear the smoke and put out the fire, firefighters finally had to intervene, forcing the game to be interrupted for half an hour.

After the restart, it was Feyenoord who finally broke the spell of the number zero and went ahead: Igor Paixao skillfully completed a wonderfully executed move on the right side and many saves from eleven meters into the bottom right corner to make it 1-0. (59th). That was also the only goal of the match, so the Rotterdam team won the Dutch Cup again after 2018; In total it is the 14th cup of the “De club van het volk” (German: People’s Club).

In the Rotterdam area was, as usual, the former German youth team goalkeeper and former Bundesliga player Timon Wellenreuther (10 league games for FC Schalke 04), who finished the match with ten men because Yankuba Minteh saw a yellow and red card on the field. Minute 72. The Gambian then cried bitterly because he had greatly weakened his team. In the end, however, everything worked out for the 19-year-old, as the Nijmegen curse continues: NEC suffered its fifth defeat in its fifth KNVB Cup final.

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