Jones the hero in Feyenoord’s Dutch Cup triumph

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.