Feyenoord on Thursday failed to win the crucial Europa League game with BSC Young Boys. After the break, the team from Rotterdam gave away a lead: De 1-1.
Feyenoord took the lead in the eighteenth minute after a good penalty by Steven Berghuis, but in the 71st minute had to collect the equalized goal from Marvin Spielmann.
In the other match in group G, Rangers FC won FC Porto 2-0 in-house through goals from Alfredo Morelos (69th minute) and Steven Davis (73th minute).
Feyenoord must therefore fear elimination in the Europa League. The team of the new trainer Dick Advocaat is together with Porto at the bottom of the group (both four points) and is three points behind Young Boys and Rangers.
Two weeks ago in Switzerland, Young Boys was 2-0 too strong for Feyenoord and is therefore in favor of the Rotterdam team in terms of mutual results. Rangers will be visiting De Kuip in three weeks.
Stand Group G Europa League
- 1. Young Boys: 4-7
- 2. Rangers FC: 4-7
- 3. Feyenoord: 4-4
- 4. FC Porto: 4-4
Tapia replacement for suspended Fer
With Renato Tapia in the base as a replacement for the suspended Leroy Fer, Feyenoord scanned the match against Young Boys. The home club did not blindly look for the opening goal, but cherished the possession of the ball and lurked a mistake in the back of the visitors.
Still, Feyenoord got a big chance of 1-0 in the seventh minute. Luis Sinisterra, after a low cross by Rick Karsdorp, turned well away from his direct opponent, but shot the ball from close range through the leg of a Young Boys defender.
The opening goal fell in the eighteenth minute. After a stupid foul by Jordan Lotomba, Berghuis was allowed to lay on the back Ridgeciano Haps from eleven meters and did not fail face to face with goalkeeper David von Ballmoos.
It marked the first striking penalty for Feyenoord in a European main tournament since 2006, when Theo Lucius scored against Lokomotiv Sofia from a penalty kick.
The game image remained the same in the remainder of the first half. Both teams did little in favor of each other, so that both Feyenoord (header by Edgar Ié forward) and Young Boys (header by Frederik Sorensen over and deployment of Roger Assalé alongside) created opportunities without scoring.
Feyenoord fans lit fireworks for the duel with Young Boys. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Feyenoord pushed back after rest
Feyenoord was pushed far back in the opening phase of the second half. That almost twice resulted in the 1-1, but Sorensen hit the top of the crossbar from a corner and Assalé shot way too wildly after a great feat.
Feyenoord could not contrast too much. Haps tested the fists of Von Ballmoos after a combination with Nicolai Jørgensen, but that was the only feat of attack from the home team.
For the rest, it was mostly against Feyenoord and it was actually waiting for the 1-1. It fell in the 71st minute. Ié was injured in the pursuit of Jean-Pierre Nsame, who was able to continue freely. Assalé's shot was blocked, but substitute Spielmann scored from the rebound.
Feyenoord really only had a victory and went on the hunt for the 2-1 in the final phase. Orkun Kökcu had that on his shoe ten minutes before the end, but he was well in freestanding position, so that it remained at 1-1 and Feyenoord is far removed from European hibernation.
Feyenoord goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer is floating in an effort by Young Boys. (Photo: Pro Shots)
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