NAC Breda 1-5 FC Twente: Rout angers home fans
BREDA, May 3 (Eredivisie) - FC Twente confirmed their place in the Champions League play-off final with another eventful win over NAC Breda on Saturday which included a 15-minute delay while the home supporters were pacified.
After winning 3-0 in the first leg, Twente made life impossible for the hosts when Stein Huysegems opened the scoring for Twente after 52 minutes.
NAC pulled one back two minutes later through Csaba Feher, but as in the first leg the Breda side failed to finish the game with 11 men as Victor Sikora was sent off just before the hour mark.
That proved to be the final straw for NAC, who fell to pieces leaving Blaise Nkufo, Youssouf Hersi, Huysegems again and Edson Braafheid to complete the rout.
The game never looked like being the eventual goal-fest it turned into, as only one clear chance was created in the first half when Karim El Ahmadi found Romano Denneboom alone in the NAC area, but the Twente man fired his shot over the bar.
But the match burst into life seven minutes into the second half when El Ahmadi freed Huysegems in the area, leaving the Belgian forward with an easy finish.
Two minutes later and after having threatened nothing all game NAC levelled.
A combination of passes between Roger Molhoek and Feher ended with the Hungarian in the box, and he struck a low ball into the right of the goal.
Any thoughts of a comeback were short-lived, however, as in the 57th minute N'Kufo headed the visitors ahead again after he was found alone in the box by Wiltshire, then Sikora received a straight red card for taking out Twente keeper Sander Boschker.
The crowd turned on the referee after the decision and a barrage of abuse prompted him to halt the game and take the players off the pitch in the 65th minute.
Play resumed 15 minutes later after NAC officials pleaded with the crowd to calm down, but immediately after the restart Twente scored again. Hersi shot home at the second attempt after his initial header was not cleared.
NAC were routed in the final 20 minutes. Huysegems got his second with a cool finish after 77 minutes, before Braafheid completed the rout in the final minute after the NAC defence failed to clear El Ahmadi's cross.