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  • 15 August 2014
  • • 23:30
  • • Stadion Feijenoord, Rotterdam
  • Referee: R. Liesveld
  • • Attendance: 42500

Feyenoord 1-1 Heerenveen: Te Vrede spares hosts' blushes

Feyenoord 1-1 Heerenveen: Te Vrede spares hosts' blushes


A Lex Immers header bounced off of the striker and in to cancel out Hakim Ziyech's earlier free kick and earn a point for the Rotterdam giants.

A Mitchell te Vrede equaliser salvaged Feyenoord a point at home as they drew 1-1 with 10-man Heerenveen on Friday.

Fred Rutten's team dominated the vast majority of the fixture at De Kuip - even before the visitors had Joey van den Berg sent off on the hour mark.

Yet a frustrated Feyenoord required a 70th-minute leveller from Te Vrede who saw a header from captain Immers bounce off of him and into the net to earn a draw after Hakim Ziyech put visitors ahead with a wonderful free-kick shortly after Van den Berg's dismissal.

Heerenveen started brightly and had the first attempt on goal when Luciano Slagveer burst past two Feyenoord defenders and shot just wide after three minutes.

That jolted the hosts into life, though, and Rutten's side soon began to control proceedings.

Te Vrede had Feyenoord's best chance of the first half when his header was well saved by Heerenveen keeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt shortly before the interval.

The second period followed much the same pattern - Feyenoord probing while Heerenveen resisted - and the home team seemed to be given a huge helping hand when Van den Berg was given his marching orders.

Despite that setback, Heerenveen went ahead soon after courtesy of Ziyech's 25-yard set-piece.

However, their lead lasted just three minutes, as Immers climbed highest to direct substitute Ruben Schaken's neat cross towards goal and it bounced past Nordfeldt via Te Vrede, with the goal being awarded to the striker as opposed to Immers.

Feyenoord, who announced the loan signing of Bursaspor's Colin Kazim-Richards earlier on Friday, pressed for a winner with Elvis Manu and Tonny Vilhena going closest.

But they could not find a way past an inspired Nordfeldt and had to settle for a point.