FC Twente ended a difficult year with another defeat as Vitesse proved far too strong with a 5-1 win in Arnhem.

vittwe eehFC Twente went into the game on the back of the news that Enschede council had agreed to help the financially crippled club avoid bankruptcy with a €32 million plan. However on the pitch there was no more good news for the club as Vitesse run riot in a 5-1 win.

After only ten minutes Vitesse had the lead when Valeri Qazaishvili met Kevin Diks cross to send a looping header over Joel Drommel. Seven minutes later it was 2-0 with Milot Rashica allowed to race unchallenged into the box before firing into the bottom corner.

With the Eredivisie heading into the winter break after this weekend, Hakim Ziyech was probably playing his final game for Twente, and the midfielder marked it with a goal as he hooked Jerson Cabral’s cross into the net at the back post.

The goal gave Twente hopes of a second half comeback, but Vitesse dashed that ten minutes after the break with Dominik Solanke holding off Drommel before hooking the ball past the hapless goalkeeper.

The visitors defence then fell apart two minutes later as Rashica added his second before Denys Olinyk took advantage of more mayhem in the Twente box to nod in a fifth.

Vitesse then made the night even more memorable for fans as they handed a debut to 16-year-old attacker Mitchell van Bergen, who is the youngest player to represent the club in the Eredivisie.

The win takes Vitesse up to fourth in the table, while Twente remain 16th, but could drop into the bottom two should Cambuur get a result this weekend.




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