Feyenoord escaped an inglorious elimination on Thursday in the second preliminary round of the Conference League.
Thanks to a hat trick by Guus Til, FC Drita won 3-2 in De Kuip, which was just enough after last week's scoreless draw in Kosovo.
Feyenoord, where acquisition Alireza Jahanbakhsh made his first minutes of play in an official game, got off to a turbulent start.
Orkun Kökçü hit the crossbar in the second minute.
On the other side, Drita also issued a warning by firing just in front.
The early lead for Feyenoord came after all.
After a cross from the head of Bryan Linssen, Guus Til scored his first goal in Rotterdam service.
It was by no means a prelude to an easy victory, because ten minutes later, the home team faced a 1-2 deficit to the horror of the 25,000 supporters.
First Marko Simonovski worked the ball behind goalkeeper Justin Bijlow with some luck, after which Leroy Fer made a hopeless mistake moments later.
The captain, who was positioned as a central defender, tried to remove the ball with a failed bicycle kick and gave Astrit Fazliu a free passage to the goal.
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The Kosovars cherished the unexpected lead and, just like in the home game, showed that they have things in order defensively.
It was only halfway through the second half that it was Til again who took his new club by the hand.
The midfielder hired from Spartak Moscow equalized with a header.
Remarkably enough, it was FC Drita again after that that had the best chances to take the lead again. The Rotterdam team crawled through the eye of the needle with two razor-sharp outbreaks of the number 297 of the UEFA ranking, after which Til made the liberating 3-2 in the very last minute.