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Zwolle stuns Feyenoord in opener

5 August 2013-PA Sport

Feyenoord's expected tilt at the Eredivisie title got off to a false start after it went down 2-1 at PEC Zwolle in its opening match of the season.

The visitor from Rotterdam is among the favourites to challenge for top honours this term after finishing third last season, but looked out of sorts and fell behind to Mateusz Klich's opener in the 65th minute.

Feyenoord looked to have salvaged a point when Ruben Schaken levelled three minutes from the end, but Zwolle had other ideas and claimed all the points when substitute Guyon Fernandez slotted home in stoppage-time.

Last year's surprise package Vitesse Arnhem kicked off with a 3-1 win at home to Heracles Almelo.

Vitesse mounted an unlikely challenge last season that only foundered over the final fixtures, but endured a bruising off-season with star men Wilfried Bony and Marco van Ginkel leaving for the Premier League.

However, it shrugged off its losses with an assured display, goals from Kelvin Leerdam (27), Marcus Pedersen (31) and Renato Ibarra (82) sealing a one-sided win before Matthew Amoah pulled one back for Heracles late on.

FC Utrecht and newly-promoted Go Ahead Eagles drew 1-1. Utrecht went ahead through Dave Bulthuis after 15 minutes, but the top-flight new boy levelled through Xander Houtkoop a minute after the restart.

Cambuur Leeuwarden, promoted as Eerste Divisie champion at the end of last season, began its campaign with a goalless draw at home to NAC Breda.

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