Feyenoord’s recent match in the Eredivisie marked a significant turnaround for Santiago Giménez, who had previously struggled with a series of unproductive games. In their 13th matchday clash against Excelsior, Giménez’s performance was remarkable, as he netted three goals, propelling him back to the Eredivisie scoring charts.
A Triumphant Return to Form
The game, which ended in a 4-2 victory for Feyenoord, saw Giménez reclaim his position as the top scorer with 16 goals. His scoring spree began 6 minutes into the match with a well-placed shot at the far post. Despite experiencing two significant misses earlier in the game, Giménez’s persistence paid off. His second goal, a precise finish-off service from Minthe at 61 minutes, showcased his skill. At 82 minutes, the third goal involved a bit of luck, with his shot from outside the area being deflected, wrong-footing the goalkeeper.
This hat trick underscored Giménez’s prowess and marked his second of the season. His recent performance starkly contrasted his preceding six games, during which he failed to score any goals, spanning Eredivisie, Champions League, and Mexican National Team matches.
The Breakdown of 16 Goals
Giménez’s contribution to Feyenoord’s campaign this season has been significant. His 16 goals in the Eredivisie have been distributed against various teams, indicating his consistency and versatility:
- Sparta Rotterdam: 1
- Almere City: 2
- FC Utrecht: 2
- Heerenveen: 1
- Ajax: 3
- Go Ahead Eagles: 1
- PEC Zwolle: 2
- Vitesse: 1
- Excelsior: 3
The Road Ahead
Despite celebrating his recent success, Giménez’s focus must quickly shift to the upcoming challenge. Feyenoord is set to face Atlético de Madrid in a crucial Champions League match. Currently placed third in Group E, Feyenoord’s performance in this game could be pivotal for their standing in the tournament. Giménez, in particular, has a personal stake in the game, as Atlético de Madrid is among the teams interested in him.
Feyenoord fans and followers of Giménez can keep abreast of the latest updates through various social media platforms, ensuring they don’t miss any action in the coming days.