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The 81st edition of the KNVB Cup (at the time called Amstel Cup) started on August 11, 1998. The final was played on May 13, 1999: Ajax beat Fortuna Sittard 2–0 and won the cup for the fourteenth time. A total of 61 clubs participated.

1998–1999
CountryNetherlands
Teams61
Defending championsAjax
ChampionsAjax
Runners-upFortuna Sittard

Contents

TeamsEdit

Group stageEdit

The matches of the group stage were played between August 11 and September 2, 1998. 55 clubs participated, 26 advanced to the next round.

Group 1
Team Pts
1. FC Den Bosch 1 10
2. RKC Waalwijk E 7
3. VV Katwijk A 7
4. SC Feyenoord A 3
5. WSC A 0
Group 2
Team Pts
1. Fortuna Sittard E 9
2. UDI'19 A 4
3. Helmond Sport 1 4
4. RKSV Halsteren A 0
 
Group 3
Team Pts
1. NEC E 9
2. Go Ahead Eagles 1 6
3. De Treffers A 3
4. IJsselmeervogels A 0
 
Group 4
Team Pts
1. FC Twente E 9
2. Heracles Almelo 1 4
3. Young Vitesse 3
4. AGOVV Apeldoorn A 1
 
Group 5
Team Pts
1. FC Utrecht E 9
2. Excelsior 1 2
3. Telstar 1 2
4. Young Sparta 2
 
Group 6
Team Pts
1. De Graafschap E 9
2. FC Zwolle 1 4
3. ACV A 4
4. VV Drachten A 0
 
Group 7
Team Pts
1. NAC Breda E 12
2. VSV TONEGIDO A 7
3. TOP Oss 1 6
4. Dordrecht'90 1 4
5. SHO A 0
Group 8
Team Pts
1. Sparta E 9
2. ADO Den Haag 1 6
3. ARC A 3
4. BVV Barendrecht A 0
 
Group 9
Team Pts
1. Roda JC E 9
2. FC Eindhoven 1 6
3. RBC Roosendaal 1 3
4. Schijndel A 0
 
Group 10
Team Pts
1. VVV-Venlo 1 7
2. MVV E 7
3. VV Gemert A 3
4. SV Panningen A 0
 
Group 11
Team Pts
1. FC Groningen 1 9
2. FC Emmen 1 6
3. VV Appingedam A 1
4. SV Urk A 1
 
Group 12
Team Pts
1. Cambuur Leeuw. E 9
2. FC Volendam 1 4
3. HVV Hollandia A 4
4. VV Nijenrodes A 0
 
Group 13
Team Pts
1. AZ E 9
2. Veendam 1 8
3. HFC Haarlem 1 7
4. FC Lisse A 2
5. Stormvogels A 1

E Eredivisie; 1 Eerste Divisie; A Amateur teams

Knock-out StageEdit

First roundEdit

The matches of the first round were played on October 27, 28 and 29, 1998. The six highest ranked Eredivisie teams from last season entered the tournament this round.

Home team Result Away team
Ajax E 9–0 UDI '19
FC Eindhoven 3–1 FC Den Bosch
Sparta 1–1 (p: 3-4) Cambuur Leeuw. (on November 4)
FC Utrecht 2–2 (p: 5-4) NEC (on November 25)
Heracles Almelo 0–0 (p: 4-5) NAC Breda (on November 28)
FC Groningen 2–0 VSV TONEGIDO (on December 1)
FC Emmen 3–2 sc Heerenveen E (on December 9)
Excelsior 0–5 PSV E (on December 15)
Home team Result Away team
Feyenoord E 2–1 (aet) ADO Den Haag (on October 20)
AZ 3–1 MVV
FC Twente 2–1 VVV-Venlo
Fortuna Sittard 5–0 RKC Waalwijk
Vitesse Arnhem E 3–0 FC Volendam
Roda JC 2–1 Veendam
Go Ahead Eagles 3–2 De Graafschap
Willem II E 0–2 FC Zwolle

E six Eredivisie entrants

Round of 16Edit

The matches of the round of 16 were played on February 2, 3 and 4, 1999.

Home team Result Away team
Vitesse Arnhem 4–0 NAC Breda
FC Twente 2–5 Fortuna Sittard
FC Emmen 2–0 Cambuur Leeuwarden
PSV 2–0 AZ
FC Zwolle 5–2 Go Ahead Eagles
FC Eindhoven 2–1 FC Groningen
FC Utrecht 1–2 Feyenoord
Roda JC 0–3 Ajax

Quarter finalsEdit

The quarter finals were played on March 9 and 10, 1999.

Home team Result Away team
Fortuna Sittard 3–1 FC Emmen
FC Eindhoven 0–5 PSV
Feyenoord 2–1 (aet) Vitesse Arnhem
FC Zwolle 1–2 Ajax (on March 24)

Semi-finalsEdit

The semi-finals were played on April 13 and 14, 1999.

Home team Result Away team
PSV 1–3 Fortuna Sittard
Ajax 2–1 Feyenoord

FinalEdit

The final was played on May 13, 1999.

Ajax2–0Fortuna Sittard
Grønkjær   12'15'


GK 1   Edwin van der Sar
LB 37   Tim de Cler
CB 15   Sunday Oliseh
CB 8   Richard Witschge
RB 19   Mario Melchiot
CM 10   Jari Litmanen (c)
CM 18   Andrzej Rudy
CM 22   Peter Hoekstra
LW 22   Jesper Grønkjær
RW 25   Wamberto   26'
FW 22   Shota Arveladze
Substitutes:
FW   Benni McCarthy   26'
Manager:
  Jan Wouters
GK   Arno van Zwam
LB   Edwin Hermans
CB   Kevin Hofland   90'
CB   Robert Roest
RB   Ervin Lee   72'
CM   Jaromir Paciorek
CM   Ruud Kool
LM   Wilfred Bouma   72'
RM   Francois Gesthuizen   52'
FW   Regillio Simons
FW   Michael Jeffrey
Substitutes:
FW   Ronald Hamming   52'
RW   Marco Heering   72'
Manager:
  Bert van Marwijk

The Cup Winners' Cup tournament no longer existed, Ajax would now play in the UEFA Cup.

See alsoEdit

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