Sparta has three essential factors left over from the catch-up recreation in opposition to VVV-Venlo. Due to an personal objective from Kristopher Da Graca, the staff from Rotterdam received 0-1 in De Koel.
VVV was 4 factors forward of quantity sixteen Willem II earlier than kick-off, whereas Sparta cherished a six-point hole on the Tricolores. So each events knew that with a three-pointer they might quickly scale back the relegation issues and it was the Limburgers who bought the primary possibilities within the preliminary part.
19. Pfoee what a possibility for Arias once more! This time it’s Pachonik who can lead. Arias tries to shoot whereas mendacity on the bottom, however his ball is blocked. So the striker already has two threatening moments in entrance of the objective!
– VVV-Venlo (@VVVVenlo) March 9, 2021
Jafar Arias, the striker who changed high scorer Giorgos Giakoumakis, had two good alternatives to open the rating and Christos Donis additionally appeared dangerously in entrance of the objective of Maduka Okoye, the goalkeeper of Sparta. Nevertheless, as the primary half progressed, Sparta bought extra grip on the sport and Abdou Harroui was closest to the opening objective simply earlier than half-time.
Within the second act, the Venlo residents had been lord and grasp and Sparta was fortunate that it didn’t get a objective in opposition to. Joshua John and Vito van Crooij ought to have scored a objective, however it was the staff from Rotterdam who took the lead twenty minutes earlier than the top. VVV defender Da Graca labored the ball unhappily into his personal objective: 0-1.
70. An personal objective! A cross from Thy is obtained by a VVV member, however that additionally counts. 0-1 for Sparta! #vvvspa
– Sparta Rotterdam (@SpartaRotterdam) March 9, 2021
The Limburgers couldn’t get better from that blow within the last part. The preponderance that they had for the Spartan objective was exchanged for a half-baked last offensive and the visitors from Rotterdam merely remained upright. A second objective was even within the air, however Jeffry Fortes hit the put up. That was not punished by VVV in harm time, partly because of a good-looking save from Okoye in minute 93.
With the three necessary factors, Sparta is now 9 factors forward of Willem II’s sixteenth spot and so they appear secure in the interim. VVV stays fifteenth after the sixth league defeat in a row and has to look again anxiously.
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