Aussie keeper Brad Jones was the hero as Feyenoord prevailed in a penalty shootout over Vitesse to win the Johan Cruijff Shield [Dutch Super Cup], the traditional opener ahead of the new Eredivisie season.
Jones saved two penalties in the shootout to help Feyenoord win 4-2 on spot-kicks.
Scores were locked at 1-1 after 90 minutes.
Jones was in sublime form for Feyenoord, carrying on from last season where he was superb as the club won their first Eredivisie title in almost 20 years.
Jens Toornstra opened the scoring for Feyenoord inside the first 10 minutes before Vitesse equalised just after the break in controversial fashion.
Vitesse's Karim El Ahmadi went down in the box after a challenge from Tim Matavz, but the referee waved play on as Feyenoord went up the other end and seemingly scored themselves through Nicolai Jorgensen.
But Referee Danny Makkelie went to the VAR and awarded Vitesse a penalty, which ruled out Feyenoord's second goal and drew Vitesse level as they scored from the spot.
But Jones made amends in the shootout to give himself and Feyenoord the perfect start to the new season.
Aussies Abroad: Taggart strikes again for Suwon Bluewings
Adam Taggart has continued his K-League hot-streak with an equaliser for Suwon Bluewings in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with leaders Jeonbuk Motors. Taggart – who played his first match for Australia in close to five years in the Caltex Socceroos 1-0 loss to Korea Republic earlier this
Copa America 2020 a 'phenomenal opportunity' for Caltex Socceroos: Ryan
Caltex Socceroos goalkeeper Mathew Ryan believes the Caltex Socceroos’ participation in the Copa America 2020 is a ‘phenomenal’ opportunity for Australian football. Australia are heading to the 47th edition of the showpiece South American tournament, to held in Argentina and C
Mooy learns who he'll face in the Championship's opening round
Caltex Socceroos star Aaron Mooy has learned who he’ll face on the opening day of the EFL Championship 2019/20 season with Huddersfield Town. The Terriers – relegated from the Premier League last campaign after two years in the top flight - will host Derby County at The John S