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Home   /   As It Happened: UEFA Europa League Knockout Round Play-offs. AS Roma vs. Feyenoord

Europa League action is finally back tonight as Feyenoord take on last seasons finalists AS Roma at 5:45 UK time.

Here’s how the teams line up this evening –

1′ The game is now underway and the ball is rolling at De Kuip!

3′ A composed start to the game from Feyenoord, passing the ball around comfortably

7′ Great play down the right hand side from Paulo Dybala on the counter attack, he passes it infield to Romelu Lukaku who lays it off to Edoardo Bove to take the first shot of the night which gets deflected behind for a corner

9′ A wonderful ball played through from Dybala sees Lorenzo Pellegrini through on goal but it is a fine intervention from Feyenoord goalkeeper Timon Wellenreuther, followed by some fine Feyenoord defending to diffuse the danger

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14′ It is a yellow card for Feyenoord defender Thomas Beelen after Lukaku was dragged down outside the Feyenoord area

16′ Dybala plays a fine ball into the middle to set up the first chance of the night for Romelu Lukaku, a tame header which was saved comfortably by Wellenreuther

20′ An incredible chance missed by Feyenoord as Paixao receives the ball on the edge of the Roma box, takes it nicely, weaves his way through several Roma defenders but drags it wide.

Around The Grounds –

Galatasaray have gone 1-0 up via a Karem Demirbay goal in the 19th minute –

24′ Good play once again from Feyenoord sees Mats Weifer through on goal, he takes the shot but it’s dealt with by Mile Svilar in net for Roma

27′ Paixao gets on the end of a cross and but it is hit straight at the Roma goalkeeper and is dealt with comfortably

Around the grounds –

Sporting Lisbon have a one goal lead due to an Aurele Amenda own goal in the 31st Minute of play

35′ Feyenoord winger Yankuba Minteh has received a yellow card after a foul on Nicola Zalewski

39′ SO CLOSE!!! It is an incredible long range effort from Leandro Paredes that’s tipped onto the bar by Wellenreuther. An incredible save from a ferocious effort!

Around the Grounds –

Sporting CP go two goals up after a Viktor Gyorkeres penalty is converted in the 41st Minute

BSC Young Boys have grabbed one back via a 43rd minute strike from Filip Ugrinic –

45+1′ GOAL!!! Paixao does well to get onto the end of a Hartman cross and manages to head it hard and low, beating the Roma goalkeeper Svilar. Feyenoord 1-0 AS Roma as it stands

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45+3′ The referee blows the whistle for half time here in Rotterdam

46′ The second half is now underway!

47′ It’s a great set piece chance here for Feyenoord as a free kick has been awarded outside the Roma penalty area, the foul seeing Diego Llorente receive a yellow card. The free kick is blocked straight away by Bove.

Around the grounds –

Sparta Prague have equalised against Galatasaray thanks to a 47th minute wonder goal from Angelo Preciado!

And Sporting CP have restored their two goal advantage thanks to a goal from Portuguese defender Goncalo Inacio in the 48th minute

54′ It’s fine play from Roma, passing it around nicely to create a chance. Lukaku leaps to get on the end of a Spinazzola cross but heads it over the bar

Around the grounds –

Galatsaray are now back in front! The score is now 2-1 via a Dries Mertens goal just past the hour mark

Galatasaray defender victor Nelsson has been shown a red card! A manic couple of minutes in Turkey.

Marseille go a goal up thanks to Pierre Emerick Aubameyang!

64′ Feyenoord Substitution –

67′ GOAL!!! Romelu Lukaku has equalised for Roma! Spinazzola whips in a delightful cross aimed at the Belgian striker which comes off of his shoulder after an attempted header and it loops over the Feyenoord goalkeeper. Feyenoord 1-1 AS Roma

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Around the grounds –

Sparta Prague have brought it level once again! Jan Kuchta scores in the 65th Minute to make it 2-2

Shakhtar Donetsk equaliser! Mykola Matvienko makes it 1-1 after 68 minutes.

Back to the action…


80′ 17 year old Givairo Read has come on to make his official debut for Feyenoord! What a moment for the teenager

Around the grounds –

Sparta Prague midfielder Matej Rynes has been shown a red card in the 80th minute following a second yellow

86′ Bove has been shown a yellow card following a foul on Ondrej Lingr. Bove will now miss the second leg of this tie.

89′ Wonderful save by Svilar at the death to keep it level!

90′ SO CLOSE!!! A Feyenoord free kick by Luka Ivanusec has been blasted against the post in the 90th minute, incredibly unlucky there!

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Around the grounds –

Ndaiye gives Marseille the lead in the 90th minute!

WHO SAW THIS COMING?! Eguinaldo has equalised for Shaktar in the 96th minute. The Scenes!

Mauro Icardi scores to make it 3-2 to Galatasaray at the death!

90+6′ Feyenoord are really applying pressure here, making several passes in their opponents penalty area but are ultimately unable to create anything as the ball is claimed by Svilar

90+7′ It’s over! The referee blows the full time whistle in Rotterdam. The game ends Feyenoord 1-1 Roma.

It has been a rather feisty affair between the two sides this evening, an incredibly tight game which has made way for multiple entertaining highlights. The final minutes of this match up has been full of tense moments, with Roma feeling the pressure immensely. It’s been a brilliant game with plenty of talking points but no side able to claim victory.

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