Feb 11, 2023 at 8:50 PMUpdate: 9 minutes ago
NEC failed to beat SC Cambuur on Saturday. The team from Nijmegen did not get further than 0-0 in De Goffert, which meant the twelfth draw this Eredivisie season for coach Rogier Meijer’s team.
The record number of draws in an Eredivisie season is eighteen and is held by three teams: Sparta (1974/1975), PEC Zwolle (1978/1979) and FC Twente (1988/1989). There are still thirteen Eredivisie matches to go for NEC, which is firmly in the middle bracket. Cambuur is equal in points with number seventeen FC Groningen due to the draw.
Four days earlier, NEC scored four more times in the spectacular KNVB Cup match with Feyenoord (4-4) in De Kuip, which was lost after a penalty shootout. Philippe Sandler was sent off in that game, but that card was dropped. He could therefore simply participate against Cambuur.
Former NEC player Navarone Foor had a basic place in the Frisian team, just like striker Bjørn Johnsen. They came to Leeuwarden last month to help Cambuur in the fight against relegation.
Cambuur owed the point in Nijmegen mainly to goalkeeper Robbin Ruiter, who prevented Souffian El Karouani, Elayis Tavsan and substitute Jordy Bruijn from scoring with beautiful saves, among others. The Frisians also came out dangerous a few times, but no goals were scored in De Goffert.
Eredivisie round 21
Friday: AZ-Excelsior 5-0Saturday: NEC-Cambuur 0-0Saturday: PSV-FC GroningenSaturday: Emmen-FortunaSunday 12.15pm: Sparta-Go AheadSunday 2.30pm: Heerenveen-FeyenoordSunday 2.30pm: Vitesse-FC UtrechtSunday 4.45pm: Ajax-RKC WaalwijkSunday 4.45 pm: Twente-VolendamNavarone Foor played against his old club. Photo: Pro Shots