Good afternoon and welcome to this live blog.

My name is Willem Haak and I will keep you informed tonight about the Conference League match between Maccabi Haifa and Feyenoord.

Have fun!



  • Group E

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  • Maccabi Haifa-Feyenoord

  • AZ and Vitesse in action on Thursday

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11 'The atmosphere is good.

That's because the Sammy Ofer Stadium is quite well filled.

In Haifa it is an hour later.

People probably traveled straight from work to this Conference League opener.

The score is still 0-0.

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10 'A corner from Feyenoord comes low.

Sinisterra can hit at close range, but his shot is blocked.

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5 'Both teams feel their way in the initial phase.

Haifa tries a few things.

Feyenoord collapses.

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2 'Immediately a good chance for Feyenoord.

Toornstra gives a tight and low front.

Linssen just can't reach the ball.

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1 'The game will be played on Tuesday because it is Yom Kippur on Thursday.

It is an important Israeli holiday.

The reason for the early kick-off time is tonight's Champions League matches.

Anyway, it's kicked off.

The duel has begun.

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1 'Feyenoord kicks off.

We are on the way!

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We're about to start.

Maccabi Haifa-Feyenoord and Maccabi Tel Aviv-Alashkert - the game from Pool A that starts at the same time - are the first two games ever in the main tournament of the Conference League.

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Cyriel Dessers is today for the first time in the Feyenoord selection.

He starts on the couch.

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Orkun Kökcü will soon be in the starting line-up.

Will he lead Feyenoord to the first three points in the Conference League?

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Feyenoord coach Arne Slot is in front of the ESPN cameras: "Aursnes is the fittest of all and plays. I am satisfied with the way Linssen has filled in the striker position. With Pedersen we have an emerging right back. He is, as it were, our extra "Nelson is not there yet. He is not match fit yet. Today it is important to better defend the standard situations. We will have to fight hard for a result, but with our history Feyenoord is always the favourite."

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Feyenoord plays in the away kit.

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The other match in Group E is Slavia Prague against Union Berlin.

That game is Thursday and the kick-off is at 6.45 pm.

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Do you remember him?

This is now 33-year-old Tjaronn Chery, who today wears the captain's armband at Maccabi.

In the Netherlands he played for FC Cambuur, RBC Roosendaal FC Emmen, SC Cambuur, ADO Den Haag and FC Groningen.

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Lineup Maccabi Haifa: 

Cohen;

Menachem, Planic, Arad, Meir;

Mohamed, Jaber, Jose Rodriguez;

Abu Fani, Chery, David.

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The lineups are known!

At Feyenoord, Fredrik Aursnes is in midfield and Jens Toornstra in the attack.

Marcos Senesi is fit again and will start as well.

Line-



up Feyenoord:

Bijlow;

Pedersen, Trauner, Senesi, Malacia;

Aursnes, Kokcu, Til;

Toornstra, Linssen, Sinisterra

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