Koeman impressed by comeback

Feyenoord coach Ronald Koeman was pleased with the character his team showed after a last-minute strike from Bruno Martins Indi earned his 10-men a 2-2 draw at FC Groningen.

Sekou Cisse gave the Rotterdammers an early lead before Leandro Bacuna levelled the scores.

Terence Kongolo saw red after just 26 minutes after collecting two yellow cards, before Virgil van Dijk put Groningen ahead on the stroke of half-time.

Despite being a man down, the visitors fought back as Indi's 90th-minute strike earned Feyenoord a share of the spoils.

"I thought that in the first half we were not aggressive enough," Koeman said.

"During the rest of the game I passed the message to the guys to stay in the game as long as possible because FC Groningen missed opportunities.

"We knew that situations could arise where there were opportunities for us. With a good attitude, we still achieved a draw and that is a compliment to the team."

His counterpart Robert Maaskant was obviously disappointed his side could not see the game out, but was encouraged by his team's performance.

"I think we have done well," he said. "The team played as we like to see, aggressive and with early pressure. In addition, we had fantastic support from the fans. This has really helped the team.

"In the second half we got enough chances. When you then concede a last-second goal a draw feels like a loss. That was clearly noticeable in the dressing room. "

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