An extra time goal from Eric Botteghin ensured Feyenoord a place in the KNVB Cup semi-finals at the expense of Roda JC.

kuyt rodaFeyenoord suffered their fifth straight defeat in the league at the weekend, and they headed into the tie with Roda JC under severe pressure from fans, with the KNVB Cup the only trophy they can hope for this season.

Chances in Kerkrade were few and far between though, with Dirk Kuyt forcing Benjamin van Leer into a rare save as the game headed into extra time.

On 104 minutes Feyenoord broke the deadlock with Eric Botteghin powering a diving header past Van Leer from close range. The second period of extra time ended frantically with Tonny Vilhena firing wide when through on goal before Rydell Poepon volleyed straight at Kenneth Vermeer with the last kick off the game.

Feyenoord now join AZ Alkmaar and VVSB in the last four of the cup, with the final tie between PSV and Utrecht taking place on Thursday.

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