Rui Mendes equals Michel van Oostrum and is now hunting Paul Weerman

FOOTBALL – After Ole Romeny’s 2-0, the game between FC Emmen and Jong AZ was played last night. In fact, two more things had to happen after that goal to make the evening complete: Substitute Metehan Gûçlü still had to be on the score sheet and also Rui Mendes, for his seventh goal in succession.

The first failed, but the seventh goal for Mendes did come. In the 80th minute, the Portuguese was sent into the depths with a beautiful pass by Lucas Bernadou and finished off flawlessly. “That ball was great,” said the top scorer of the Drenthe club. “I already told Lucas to look at me when he came into possession and luckily he did.”

Incidentally, Mendes could have personally ensured that Güçlü could also have scored. “Yes, he told me that too. He was a bit angry because I didn’t play the ball to him but to Jasin-Amin Assehnoun. It’s a shame, because he was better off I understood. But I didn’t see it. I definitely had him awarded a goal, but I will make up for it next week, then he will get two assists from me.”

With his seventh game in a row in which he scored, Mendes Emmen equaled all-time top scorer: Michel van Oostrum. Between November 1995 and January 1996, the former number 9 of the Drenthe club also scored in seven games in a row. Only Paul Weerman (nine matches in a row from September 2001 to October 2001) is now above Mendes.