Another memorable trip was last January for the “Klassieker” against Ajax, Feyenoord’s record in this one is awful, 2 wins in the previous 30 against them. It’s never an enjoyable weekend away but it’s one that can’t be missed as it’s the biggest.
I met up with a few friends in the centre of Rotterdam the night before and talk turned towards the match, no one was confident and a draw was the best we could hope for. Fast forward to the following afternoon and a draw really did seem like it would be a good result after a sloppy start and going 1-0 down in the first 10 minutes, silence in De Kuip apart from the sound of frustration.
But things were to change, 1-1, 2-1 De Kuip shakes in celebration, it’s short-lived though as Ajax equalise just after to make it 2-2 but just before half time Feyenoord make it 3-2. Even then at half time I don’t think anyone expected to win but once the second half kicked off Feyenoord took full control, goal number 4 went it, then number 5, then number 6.
Feyenoord 6-2 Ajax, a result no one expected.
Article by Michael Downey