Feyenoord and Vitesse played out an entertaining Super Cup final today and were only separated by penalty kicks after a 1-1 draw.
Jens Toornsta gave Feyenoord the lead after just seven minutes with a thumping volley following some fine work by Jean-Paul Boëtius on the left wing. The Rotterdam side thought that they had doubled the lead shortly before the hour mark when a mistake keeper was capitalised on by Nicolai Jorgensen.
However, Danny Makkele then indicated he wanted the Video Assistant Referee to check whether or not the striker was offside when the initial shot came in. The decision he and the VAR eventually came to was to not only rule out the goal but to also award Vitesse a penalty for an earlier incident.
Former Manchester United full-back Alexander Buttner made no mistake from twelve yards and brought the sides level.
Check out the bizarre incident below.
Giovanni van Bronckhurst’s side still managed to claim the first trophy of the new season with a 4-2 win on penalties.
They’ll be hoping to once again add the Eredivisie trophy to their haul next May having claimed the title by a solitary point last time out. Vitesse meanwhile will this season be aiming to secure European qualification for the 2018/19 campaign.