Willem II came back from 2-0 down to earn a 2-2 draw against Excelsior in Tilburg. 

The home side started the game on top but missed chances through Fran Sol and Aras Özbiliz, which allowed Excelsior to gain confidence. In the 31st minute, the visitors took the lead through Luigi Bruins, who found the bottom corner.

Early in the second half, Ryan Koolwijk was close to a second for Excelsior before Jerdy Schouten hit the bar. At the other end, Kristofer Ingi Kristinsson was denied by Sonny Stevens.

In the 82nd minute, Denis Mahmudov made it 2-0 from a corner and it appeared that Excelsior had wrapped up the victory. However, Fran Sol pulled one back four minutes later and Kristinsson then earned the home side a point before the end.

Willem II sit seventh after the draw, while Excelsior are 12th.




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