The final two matches of the last 16 round of the KNVB Cup took place on Thursday. Below is a round-up of the action.

Feyenoord 1-0 Utrecht

Tonny Vilhena’s header was enough for Feyenoord to see off Utrecht and reach the quarter-finals.

Utrecht went into the match in great form, while Feyenoord were reeling from their loss to Fortuna Sittard. However, Feyenoord dominated the first half with Robin van Persie striking the woodwork early on. In the 27th minute, Sam Larsson’s cross was headed into the net at the second attempt by Vilhena to make it 1-0 to the hosts.

In the second-half, Feyenoord missed a number of chances with substitute Luis Sinisterra hitting the post, while Van Persie, Vilhena and Larsson all missed great opportunities.

Towards the end, Dick Advocaat went all out attack with Jean-Christophe Bahebeck and Nick Venema coming off the bench. Utrecht caused Feyenoord problems in the last few minutes with Timo Letschert seeing his effort cleared off the line, while Venema sent a header wide.

Feyenoord held on for the slender victory to book their place in the next round.

Kozakken Boys 1-2 Vitesse Arnhem

Vitesse Arnhem needed a 93rd-minute winner from Martin Ødegaard to see off amateur side Kozakken Boys and book their place in the last eight.

The Eredivisie side took no risks and named a strong team for the trip to Werkendam but it was Kozakken Boys who went closest first with Sanny Monteiro heading against the post. A minute after their scare, Vitesse took the lead through Matús Bero, who found the top corner with a nice strike.

Vitesse failed to build on their lead, though, and Kozakken Boys equalised when a free-kick was worked past Eduardo by Quentin Jakoba.

It seemed that the game was heading for extra-time but in the 93rd minute, Ødegaard picked the ball up in space and found the bottom corner to spare the visitors blushes and book their place in the quarter-finals.




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