KENYA BROWN - Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Matt Miazga and Vitesse suffered a setback in league action after their cup triumph in the Netherlands while Rubio Rubin saw his first action for Silkeborg in their win over Randers in Denmark.
Matt Miazga and Vitesse's hangover in reaching the Dutch Cup final in midweek came back to hurt them over the weekend as they suffered a 3-1 loss to PEC Zwolle at the MAC≥PARK Stadion.
The visitors found themselves down a goal within ten of the start of the contest when Mustafa Saymak fired in his shot from the edge of the area and into the bottom corner of the goal.
Zwolle doubled their lead eight minutes later when Nicolai Brock-Madsen headed his shot into an open goal as Vitesse goalkeeper Michael Tornes failed to clear away a long ball.
Vitesse cut the deficit in the second half when Ricky van Wolfswinkel scored from close range.
However, the host restored their two-goal lead in the 55th minute when Danny Holla buried his free kick into the back of the net.
Vitesse drop to eighth place in the standings with 36 points.
Elsewhere in the Eredivisie, Desevio Payne was a late-game substitute as Groningen went on to share the points with Ajax in a 1-1 tie.
In the Eerste Divisie, Gedion Zelalem came off the bench in VVV Venlo's 0-0 tie with Jong FC Utrecht.
Two first half goals saw Silkeborg walk away with all three points in their 2-0 win over Randers at Mascot Park. Rubio Rubin came off the bench in the 78th minute to see his first action for the team since making the move from FC Utrecht.
Meanwhile, Steve Clark and Conor O'Brien started for Horsens, but they were annihilated by the league leaders FC Copenhagen as they suffered a 5-0 defeat.
Caleb Stanko came off the bench as last place Vaduz held league leaders Basel to a 1-1 tie.
Quentin Westberg watched from the bench as Tours remains in last place in Ligue 2 after a 2-2 tie with Gazelec Ajaccio.
Ethan Horvath watched from the bench as Club Brugge suffered a 2-1 loss to Genk. The team remain atop of the standings, but are tied on points with Anderlecht.