Thursday 26 January 2023

Feyenoord move on in KNVB Cup but Groningen are out

Danilo and Santiago Gimenez of Feyenoord during the game. Photo: Gerrit van Keulen ANP

Eredivisie side FC Groningen is out of the KNVB Cup after being defeated by amateur club SV Spakenburg in the second round. The 3-2 win put the Bunschoten club into the third round of the tournament as one of three amateur teams to survive.

Rotterdam Feyenoord came back from an early deficit to move into the next round with a 3-1 win over first division club PEC Zwolle. Eredivisie club Go Ahead Eagles also moves into the third round with a narrow 0-1 win over first division Heracles Almelo.

Katwijk and FC Utrecht also progressed, after beating Urk 0-3 and Blauw Geel 1-3 respectively.

Eredivisie leaders Ajax, PSV, AZ and Twente all sealed their places in the third round earlier in the week.

The 16 clubs in the third round will find out their opponents on Saturday night and the matches will be played on 7,8 and 9 February. The 16 sides include 10 Eredivisie, three first division and three amateur sides.

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