NAC Breda shocked Feyenoord 2-0 in De Kuip to book their first ever away win against the Rotterdammers in the Eredivisie.

The home side, who lost their first league game of the season at PSV last weekend, were without the injured Jens Toornstra and Ridgeciano Haps, while Steven Berghuis was suspended. Sofyan Amrabat, Miquel Nelom and Bilal Basacikoglu came in for the game the hosts were expected to win easily, especially after NAC’s defeat to Achilles 29 in the KNVB Cup.

Jan-Arie van der Heijden hit the bar as Feyenoord made a strong start to the game, but as the half wore on they struggled to turn their possession into chances. NAC grew in confidence and they got the first big opportunity of the game when Thierry Ambrose was played in on goal, but the striker was denied by Brad Jones.

The warning didn’t wake up the Feyenoord defence, though, and on 34 minutes, Angelino’s cross was headed across goal by Ambrose and Giovanni Korte slid the ball into the net.

Feyenoord searched for the equaliser after the break with Jean-Paul Boetius and Michiel Kramer going close before Amrabat hit the bar. Fifteen minutes before the end, Amrabat was brought down in the box resulting in a penalty, but Kramer’s spot kick was kept out by Mark Birighitti.

The miss proved crucial as NAC doubled their lead before the end with  Thomas Enevoldsen capitalising on a error by Brad Jones before slotting into the net to seal a historic victory.

Feyenoord now drop off top spot in the Eredivisie and they must recover in time for Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Napoli. NAC move to 11th.




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