Feyenoord made it two wins in two as they saw off Cambuur 2-0 thanks to goals from debutante Michiel Kramer and Dirk Kuyt.

kramer feyGiovanni van Bronckhorst left new signings Michiel Kramer and Eric Botteghin on the bench for the tie in Leeuwarden, with Jan-Arie van der Heijden starting for the first time.

Feyenoord struggled to gain control during the first half, with Cambuur pressing the Rotterdam side quickly, and winger Mikhail Rosheuvel causing the away side problems with dangerous deliveries in the box. When Feyenoord did get opportunities they were wasteful, with Karim El Ahmadi sending a shot from the edge of the box over the bar while Kazim Richards just failed to convert a Marko Vejinovic free-kick.

On the hour mark Kazim Richards was presented with an excellent opportunity to open the scoring, but when one on one with Leonard Nienhuis, the striker pulled his shot wide of the post. Coach Van Bronckhorst reacted immediately to replace the Turkish international with Kramer, who netted ten minutes into his debut with a stooping header from Bilal Basacikoglu’s cross.

Cambuur were convinced they had equalised moments later, but the referee deemed that Sven van Beek had stopped Martijn Barto’s header from closing the line, although replays suggested the ball did cross the line.

Feyenoord sealed the three points in injury time as Erik Bakker was deemed to have handled in the box, and Dirk Kuyt slammed in his second penalty in as many games.

The victory means Feyenoord join Ajax on six points, while Cambuur remain on one point.




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