Vitesse kick off with win
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Nicky Hofs netted twice as Vitesse Arnhem came from behind to beat Roda 3-2Nicky Hofs netted twice as Vitesse Arnhem came from behind on two occasions to win 3-2 at Roda JC on the opening day of the Eredivisie season.
Vitesse endured a season of struggle last term, only securing their place in the top flight via the play-offs, but this season could be brighter judged on their win at Roda.
The Kerkrade club cheered their home fans when taking the lead on 26 minutes, with Cristiano firing them ahead.
Midfield general Hofs levelled matters just after the half hour, but debutant Laszlo Bodnar put Roda back in front with a fine free kick.
The Hungarian was brought back down to earth immediately as he was cautioned for taking his shirt off in celebration.
Vitesse battled back after the break and Hofs levelled 15 minutes from time.
Roda coach Wiljan Vloet shuffled his pack as he went in search of a winner, but they were undone five minutes from the end as Theo Janssen capitalised on a defensive blunder to give Vitesse the three points.