FC Twente v ADO

After last Tuesday’s worldwide hit of the super goal by keeper Martin Hansen, ADO travelled to Enschede to face FC Twente. What everybody wanted to know, was if Tuesday’s draw with PSV was a fluke and a point earned because they were facing the champions? Did they fight for each other due to a big game, or was that full on display something we can start getting used to?

Please note, I was unable to attend the game, so report is made up of only what I could see from TV highlights.

ADO were able to name their new signing Mike Havenaar in the starting line up, his job to replace Michiel Kramer and his goals. The debutant couldn’t have had a better start. In the thirteenth minute he swept ADO in front after a sweet cross by Edouard Duplan, 0-1.

ADO were playing some attractive football and increased their lead in the twenty seventh minute. Ruben Schaken scoring a simple tap in after the Twente keeper mishandled the ball from a cross, 0-2.

Twente finshed the half strongly, but couldn’t break ADO down. Fro the restart of the game Twente again came at ADO, forcing Hansen into action.

The home side pulled a goal back in the fifty ninth minute, Hakim Ziyech beating Martin Hansen in the ADO goal with a long range free-kick that was struck perfectly over the wall into the top corner, 1-2.

It looked as though Timothy Derijck was a bit jealous of the worldwide attention that Hansen’s goal got last week after his amazing equalizing goal against PSV. The big ADO defender just brushing the outside of the post after a long distance spinning back heel. I must go and watch ADO train, must be some good stuff going on.

In the seventy second minute ADO reclaimed their two goal lead, Vito Wormgoor scoring a powerful header from a corner by Duplan, 1-3.

In the eightieth minute ADO were in dreamland. Duplan having made two goals got onto the score sheet himself, a cross by Schaken, was met with a flying header that gave the keeper no chance, amazing scenes, 1-4.

The referee blew for full time and the travelling support was going crazy, nobody could have seen this result coming. A solid, confident display by the side from The Hague. Next up, FC Utrecht at home next Sunday in the Kyocera stadium.

ADO man of the Match: Edouard Duplan, made goals and scored one.

Attendance: 24,900

Photos courtesy of and with thanks to Marc of ADOfans.nl

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