Incidentally, it was not really noticeable that sc Heerenveen fought for its last serious chance at European football. Johnny Jansen’s team withdrew far and waited, as if it was afraid of the Utrecht counter, given the speed in the front.
Still, there was quite a chance soon. Mitchell van Bergen missed an opportunity for the opening goal for Heerenveen. Sander van de Streek, on the other hand, was not enough with two opportunities to score for FC Utrecht. He headed wide and ran into goalkeeper Erwin Mulder once, who defended Heerenveen’s goal in the Eredivisie for the hundredth time. Van Bergen was again close to 1-0 in the final phase. Goalkeeper Eric Oelschlagel saved FC Utrecht, however.
Joey and Henk Veerman were allowed to come in at Heerenveen in the 56th minute. They were missing in recent weeks after a positive corona infection. They were involved in 28 of their squad’s 41 league hits. Yet they could not make a difference for the Frisians either.
FC Utrecht remains the number 6 in the Eredivisie. For Heerenveen, it has become even more difficult to qualify for a place in the preliminary rounds of the new Conference League before the play-offs. Two rounds before the end of the competition, the club has 4 points less than Sparta Rotterdam, which is ranked eighth.
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