Saturday night, the match against FC Groningen ended in a 2-3 defeat at home. Vitesse played 2-2 against SC Heerenveen, climbing into second spot in Eredivisie. Vitesse and PSV both have 53 points from 30 games, but Vitesse has a better goal difference.
Friday, head coach Philip Cocu underwent surgery in order to remove a tumour from his back. The tumour is most likely a benign variant. During Cocu’s rehabilitation, his duties will be taken over by the other members of the technical staff. Assistant coach Ernest Faber will be their spokesman.