NEC Nijmegen and PEC Zwolle played out a 1-1 draw in the opening game of the Eredivisie season.

pec nec eeNEC had a difficult pre-season, losing heavily in several matches and headed into the new campaign under new boss Peter Hyballa short of confidence.

The first half on Friday won’t have eased any doubts that the home crowd had with PEC Zwolle completely dominant and they went into the break deservedly 1-0 ahead. Anass Achahbar cleverly flicked the ball into the path of Queensy Menig who drove to the edge of the box before firing into the bottom corner.

Early in the second half Achahbar missed a glorious chance to make it 2-0 as he could only fire straight at Delle from point blank range.

NEC struggled to create anything but just after the hour mark Dario Dumic’s ball over the top was latched onto by Reagy Ofosu, who stabbed the ball under the onrushing Mickey van der Hart to level the score.

The goal stunned PEC Zwolle, who struggled to react to the equaliser and NEC comfortably held on to take a 1-1 draw.

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