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Hollow victory for Heerenveen

Published: Wednesday 16 December 2009, 21.45CET
SC Heerenveen 5-0 FK Ventspils
Five second-half goals earned the Dutch hosts a comfortable but meaningless win as they bowed out of the UEFA Europa League.
Hollow victory for Heerenveen
Heerenveen had some moments to celebrate in their UEFA Europa League campaign ©Getty Images

Match statistics

HeerenveenVentspils

Goals scored5
 
0
Attempts on target20
 
3
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners5
 
1
Offsides2
 
3
Fouls committed13
 
20
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Wednesday 16 December 2009, 21.45CET

Hollow victory for Heerenveen

SC Heerenveen 5-0 FK Ventspils
Five second-half goals earned the Dutch hosts a comfortable but meaningless win as they bowed out of the UEFA Europa League.

Five second-half goals earned SC Heerenveen a comfortable but ultimately meaningless victory over FK Ventspils as they bowed out of the UEFA Europa League.

Hertha hurt
Needing to win and hope Sporting Clube de Portugal could do them a favour at Hertha BSC Berlin, the Dutch hosts kept their end of the bargain. Second-half strikes from Mika Väyrynen and Viktor Elm, before two goals in as many minutes from substitute Gerald Sibon and a fifth from Daryl Janmaat overwhelmed already-eliminated Ventspils. A 1-0 win for Hertha meant it was only good enough for third in Group D, however.

Brilliant Beerens
Heerenveen dominated from start to finish, with Roy Beerens setting up three goals and firing their first shot in anger with a smart left-footed effort. They should have forged ahead on 15 minutes, but Michal Papadopulos could only steer high over the bar from close range. Beerens did test goalkeeper Pavel Chesnovski, while Elm came close with a header from Väyrynen's cross as the hosts turned the screw. Ventspils' Eduards Višņakovs had the visitors' best chance, forcing Brian Vandenbussche to block his rasping shot from inside the area.

Deadlock broken
However, a goal that had long been on the cards finally arrived on 55 minutes when Elm rose to provide the knockdown for Väyrynen to bundle the ball home. Three minutes later it was all over as a contest as Beerens provided the perfect cross from the right and Elm met it with a header which clipped the right-hand post on its way in.

Goal flurry
A repeat performance followed on 77 minutes when Beerens supplied another ball from the right for Sibon to send a looping header over the helpless Chesnovski. Sibon steered home his second almost from the restart before another neat move and pass from Beerens lined up Janmaat for a simple finish two minutes from time.

Last updated: 17/12/09 0.06CET

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Lineups

heerenveen

Heerenveen

ventspils

Ventspils

25
VandenbusscheBrian Vandenbussche (GK)
1
ChesnovskiPavel Chesnovski (GK)
3
Bak NielsenKristian Bak Nielsen
4
ŽigajevsJurijs Žigajevs
Substitution59
4
BreuerMichel Breuer (C)
5
KosmačovsJevgēņijs Kosmačovs (C)
7
ElmViktor Elm
Goal58
15
ChirkinGrigori Chirkin
Yellow Card40
Substitution68
8
BeerensRoy Beerens
17
NdekiJean-Paul Ndeki
10
VäyrynenMika Väyrynen
Goal55
Substitution81
21
ZamperiniAlessandro Zamperini
11
PapadopulosMichal Papadopulos
Yellow Card41
Substitution66
22
ŢîgîrlaşIgor Ţîgîrlaş
17
GrindheimChristian Grindheim
25
RuginsRitvars Rugins
Yellow Card30
Substitution55
19
JanmaatDaryl Janmaat
Goal88
28
E. VišņakovsEduards Višņakovs
20
PopovGoran Popov
32
ButriksAndrejs Butriks
22
AssaidiOussama Assaidi
Substitution78
34
SolovjovsAleksandrs Solovjovs

Substitutes

24
LejsalMartin Lejsal (GK)
16
KoļinkoAleksandrs Koļinko (GK)
5
DingsdagMichael Dingsdag
2
SoleičuksAleksejs Soleičuks
6
DjurićIgor Djurić
10
LaizānsJuris Laizāns
13
T. ElyounoussiTarik Elyounoussi
Substitution78
11
A. VišņakovsAleksejs Višņakovs
Substitution55
23
LosadaHernán Losada
Substitution81
20
DedovAlexandru Dedov
Substitution68
35
SibonGerald Sibon
Substitution66
Goal77
Goal78
24
BaimatovAzamat Baimatov
37
KoningGerry Koning
27
GauračsEdgars Gauračs
Substitution59

Coach

Jan De Jonge (NED) Nunzio Zavettieri (ITA)

Referee

Robert Schörgenhofer (AUT)

Assistant referees

Alain Hoxha (AUT), Mario Strudl (AUT)

Fourth official

Gerhard Grobelnik (AUT)

Additional assistant referees

Stefan Messner (AUT), Thomas Gangl (AUT)

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