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NAC Breda come from behind to beat Feyenoord

NAC Breda came from behind to beat defending champions Feyenoord 2-1 in the Dutch Eredivisie on Saturday (3rd March) courtesy of goals from Thierry Ambrose and Umar Sadiq.

Feyenoord needed a win against NAC Breda to keep their hopes of Champions League qualification alive, and the Dutch Eredivisie champions got the early lead thanks to Jens Toornstra, his seventh goal of the season.

But Feyenoord had been in poor defensive form coming into this after giving away a lead to current leaders PSV Eindhoven. And they did the same here - striker Umar Sadiq breezed through the Feyenoord defense and keeper Brad Jones could only parry it Thierry Ambrose. It was 1-1 after 23 minutes - the 21-year-old Nigerian showing his promise and making it easy for Ambrose.

It was Sadiq's persistence that created the Breda winner - keeper Jones had shoved the striker to the ground after making his clearance. It was spotted by the assistant referee and after consulting him referee Bas Nijhuis pointed to the spot, although Jones was perhaps unlucky, and Sadiq's reaction was dramatic..

The Australian had the chance to repair the damage but Sadiq's spotick was too good. Breda 2-1 winners, Feyenoord in fifth place 26 points behind champions elect PSV.

 

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