Feyenoord has been somewhat retired for the painful defeat against Excelsior last week by a big victory at De Graafschap. The team of trainer Giovanni van Bronckhorst treated the fans in De Kuip on a 4-0 victory.
The 'Superboeren' had not come to Rotterdam at full strength due to a flu wave. The team not only missed a number of players, but also head coach Henk de Jong was sick at home. And of the players who were on the field, there was a number of "no hundred points" according to assistant coach Sandor van der Heide.
The home crowd must nevertheless be patient, because in the first half there was not much to enjoy. Feyenoord did very quietly and that kept De Graafschap in the game for a long time, despite chances for Jeremiah St. Juste and Steven Berghuis at the 1-0.
Feyenoord even managed to catch up halfway through the first half, when Tonny Vilhena wanted to get rid of the ball. He attacked Leeroy Owusu, after which the ball flew sharply past the Feyenoord goal.
That same Vilhena did not score much later for Feyenoord, via a shot that changed direction.
First league goal Verdonk
After the opening goal, things started to get a lot better with the Rotterdam team and just after half time it became 2-0: left back Calvin Verdonk made his first league goal for Feyenoord with a shot from the turn.
Feyenoord pressed and two minutes later it was already 3-0 by St. Juste. De Graafschap was not involved anymore and less than ten minutes later, Jens Toornstra headed in the inevitable 4-0.
Feyenoord got a chance after the chance to increase the score even further, but each time the fine keeper Hidde Jurjus stood in the way.