Willem II came back from 2-0 down to earn a 2-2 draw with Sparta Rotterdam in Tilburg.

18-year-old midfielder Deroy Duarte has made a big impression since breaking into the Sparta Rotterdam first team and he lit up the first half with a double.

On 22 minutes, Robert Muhren nodded the ball into the path of Duarte who unleashed a low strike into the bottom corner. Five minutes later, Duarte burst forward, played a one-two with Muhren and then found the top corner with a measured strike.

Willem II kicked off the second half in perfect fashion with Thom Haye firing one back from the edge of the box only 45 seconds after the break. Just before the hour mark, Mohamed El Hankouri burst down the left before setting up Bartholomew Ogbeche to fire in the hosts equaliser.

Both sides missed big chances to snatch the victory before the end and settled for a point. Willem II rise one place to 14th while Sparta are one spot above.




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