Kuijt and Goor condemn Hearts to heavy defeat

Feyenoord 3 Hearts 0
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Hearts suffered defeat in their opening match of Group A in the Uefa Cup against Feyenoord in a game marred by controversial refereeing decisions.

Hearts suffered defeat in their opening match of Group A in the Uefa Cup against Feyenoord in a game marred by controversial refereeing decisions.

A Dirk Kuijt double and a Bart Goor strike gave the Dutch an emphatic scoreline, though both sides had goals ruled offside - shots from Salomon Kalou and Kevin McKenna - by referee Tonny Kolbech Poulsen.

Kuijt headed home Patrick Paauwe's cross on 22 minutes to put Feyenoord ahead.

Hearts had their goal disallowed shortly after, and then saw a penalty appeal similarly adjudged by Poulsen. Then 15 minutes into the second half, Kalou released Goor into the box and he fired home from 10 yards.

Kuijt then ended Hearts hopes of saving the game with a third eight minutes from time.

Feyenoord: Babos, Saidi, Bosschaart, Kuijt, Ono, Goor, Paauwe, Kalou (Buffel 67), Basto (Mtiglia 64), Castelen (Lazovic 80), Zuiverloon. Substitutes not used: Lodewijks (gk), Ghaly, Loovens, Gyan.

Hearts: Gordon, Maybury, Kisnorbo (Stewart 82), Pressley, McKenna, Webster, Hartley, MacFarlane (Weir 40), Neilson, McAllister (Wyness 70), Hamill. Substitutes not used: Moilanen (gk), Janczyk, Sloan, Berra.

Referee: T Kolbech Poulsen (Denmark)

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