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Good evening everyone, I’m Braidon Dye and i will be taking you through all the action Between Feyenoord and Roma in tonight’s Europa league play off game in De Kuip. I will also be giving updates on the other 5:45 pm games where there are three other games in Turkey, Switzerland and Germany

17:37- no Alireza Jahanbakhsh through injury for Feyenoord due to injury, and no Lutsharel Geertruida which is the only change from Feyenoord’s game at the weekend

17:42- Roma field a strong team with numerous changes from the defeat to Inter Milan on Saturday, they only have one win in their last eight European away games

17:43- We are nearly ready to go here in the Netherlands as these teams plan to renew their recent rivalry facing in European knockout football for the third time in three seasons

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1′ KICK OFF here in De Kuip as Feyenoord look to get one over on Roma and Roma look to put an end to their poor away form in Europe.

2′ Bright start from Feyenoord as they look to put pressure on the Italian side early in this crucial game for both teams.

4’Roma have some relief as Ramiz Zerrouki commits a a foul but Roma haven’t got going yet in this match

6′ Feyenoord are really up for this in front of a sell-out crowd in De Kuip as Yankuba Minteh fouls the goalkeeper as he tries to put pressure on the goalkeeper

7′ its a first attack for Roma as Romelu Lukaku holds up the ball and lays it off for Eduardo Bove but its deflected behind for a corner

10′ SO CLOSE for Roma as Paulo Dybala slides in Lorenzo Pellegrini who is denied by Timon Wellenreuther before Dybala blasts it over the bar

15′ YELLOW CARD- First booking of the match as Thomas Beelen pulls down Lukaku a bit silly from the Feyenoord centre back there

16′ CHANCE a good chance for Lukaku as Dybala’s cross is headed straight at the goalkeeper , Lukaku has only ever failed to score once in the Europa league and is the fourth highest goal scorer since the competitions rebrand in 2009/10 with 25 goals.

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21′ HUGE CHANCE-Calvin Stengs does all the hard work just drags the finish well wide and its the biggest chance of the game everyone inside De Kuip held their breathe for a moment there.

18:07- GOALLLLLL in Turkey as Galatasaray take the lead and its Karem Demirbay who gives the Turkish side the lead over Sparta Praha

24′ Mats Wieffer had a shot as it seemed to of open up for him to have a shot but its straight at the goalkeeper and its another disappointing finish from the Dutch side

27′ Its another opportunity for Feyenoord as a dangerous cross is played into the box but nobody gets anything on it and the goalkeeper claims but more positives for the home side.

18:16 GOALLLLLLLLL in Switzerland as sporting lead Young Boys 0-1 and its an OWN GOAL from Aurele Amenda and its unfortunate for the swiss side who have been well in the game.

34′ The Rotterdam faithful are furious with the referee for blowing for an elbow against Minteh and puts him in the Book it really didn’t look like a foul but referee controversies aren’t hard to find these days.

36′ its become a very even game here at De Kuip as both teams look dangerous going forward and are vulnerable to counter attacks, so far neither team can capitalise on this.

39′ Mile Svilar has been the slightly busier goalkeeper but hasn’t had to do anything extraordinary but somehow it is still 0-0 with both teams missing huge chances

40′ UNBELIEVABLE SAVE from a Paredes rocket which the Feyenoord keeper manages to get a finger tip save to push it onto the bar and that was so nearly special from the Italians.

18:26 GOALLLLLLLLLLL Sporting Lisbon double their lead from the spot and its Viktor Gyokeres who converts the penalty and Young boys brilliant home record at home in the Europa league is being swept aside tonight

18:28 GOALLLLLLLLL Young Boys Hit back nearly straight away and half the deficit through Filip Ugrinic and its game on in Switzerland

45′ Romelu Lukaku nearly gives Roma the lead just before half time as a corner is met and its a free header but its straight at the keeper as another chance goes a begging.

46′ GOALLLLLLLLLL for FEYENOORD its a terrific goal at a crucial point in this match as Igor Paixoa with his second ever European goal and his second against Roma, its a free header from the centre of the box into the bottom right hand corner, IT’S ELECTRIC IN DE KUIP

HALF TIME- Feyenoord lead Roma by 1-0 with a goal right on time which sent De Kuip into bedlam after Igor Paixoa headed the home side in front right on the stroke of half time and that is so frustrating for the Italian side as they have had chances to be in front themselves after hitting the bar and Lukaku’s header which was straight at the keeper minutes before the goal.


18:42 Roma Fans won’t be happy as they feel that goal came during their best spell of the match, there has been plenty of chances for both sides the only difference being a moment of sloppy defending from Roma let Feyenoord take advantage and the hosts have something to hold onto in the second half.

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18:47 How do Roma get back into this game? send in your thoughts and let me know your thoughts on the game so far.

18:48 We are nearly ready to get back underway in this game I have a feeing there are more goals to come after the amount of chances there were in that first half.

46′ BACK UNDERWAY- can Roma respond in this second half they are down but they are certainly not out , Lukaku needs to try get involved if they are going to get back into this match.

47′ YELLOW CARD for Diego Llorente who concedes a free Kick right on the edge of the box this could be costly.

18:52- GOALLLLLLLLLLLL Sparta Prague are level in Turkey and its Angelo Preciado who levels it up and Galatasaray yet again score and concede in the same game that’s the sixth time its happened in Europe this season.

18:54 GOALLLLLLLLL Sporting Lisbon retake a two goal lead and its 3-1 to the Portuguese in Switzerland as Goncalo Inacio and Sporting really are in control now

53′ Roma are trying to get level, they are starting to control the ball in the Feyenoord half but nothing is coming of it so far but its better from Roma.

54′ HALF CHANCE- a dangerous cross from Spinazzola which is headed over the bar by Lukaku but pressure is building on the home side.

57′ Another header goes wide as Mancini whips in the cross which Pellegrini heads well wide surely its only a matter of time before Roma score?

60′ Feyenoord have burst into life again causing Problems down the right and side with Minteh who’s shot is blocked but better from the home team

19:06 GOALLLLLLLL Galatasaray retake the lead and its a key goal for the Turkish side and its an own goal from Ladislav Krejci the second own goal in the early Kick offs tonight.

19:08 RED CARD Victor Nelsson sees red moments after the goal

19:09 GOALLLLLLLLLL Pierre Emerick Aubameyang puts Marseille in front in Germany and scores his sixth goal in the Europa league this season and its probably his biggest.

19:10 GOALLLLLLLLLL Sparta Prague are level again just moments after Galatasaray retake the lead and its a big goal from Jan Kuchta

67′ GOALLLLLLL Lukaku Equalises for Roma and its 17 goals in his last 18 Europa league games and its his 26th goal in the Europa league which makes him joint third in the all time list its a brilliant header from the Belgian and its GAME ON.

19:14 GOALLLLLLLLLL shakhtar are Level and its Mykola Matviyenko who levels up for the Ukraine side in Germany and its game on again

72′ A hectic las 10 minutes in the UEFA Europa League as goals are flying in everywhere but back to Rotterdam where Feyenoord are trying to regain the advantage after that Lukaku equaliser but that goal has made this very interesting indeed.

74′ i hate to say i told you so but at half time i did mention Lukaku needs to get involved if Roma want to get back into the game, anyone want the lottery numbers whilst i’77m at it?

77′ The De Kuip explodes with rage as the referee stops play for a injury however its not a head injury so not urgent which is why the supporters are fuming, the home crowd are starting to show signs of frustration perhaps?

Huge moment for Debutant Givairo Read who comes on to help his team push for a winner

82′ Potential time wasting from goalkeeper Mile Svilar as he goes down with what looks like cramp, is he genuinely injured or is it good game management from the goalkeeper.

19:28- RED CARD its 10v10 in Turkey as Matěj Ryneš is sent of and makes the game even again even on players and even on the scoreboard

86′ YELLOW CARD – Eduardo Bove picks up a controversial Yellow as Bove gets a yellow and will miss the second leg in Rome

89′ BIG SAVE by Svilar as a vicious strike comes in from Gimenez and that’s a huge moment at the end of this match

19:34- RED CARD for Young Boys-Mohamed Ali Camara

19:36 GOALLLLLLLL Marseille surely win it at the death with a Iliman Ndiaye goal and Marseille in control

19:37 GOALLLLLLLLLL Galatasaray take the lead for a third time and its Mauro Icardi’s third ever Europa league which gives them the advantage

19:38 GOALLLLLLLLL OH MY WORD Shakhtar have equalised AGAIN as Eguinaldo strikes in the third minute of stoppage time to earn a big draw

90 +7′ a big effort from Feyenoord who have been pushing and pushing in the last ten minutes and its not quite going to be enough to take the advantage going to Italy next week.

FULL TIME- A exciting game has finished at De Kuip as it finishes 1-1 Feyenoord took a deserved lead moments before half time with a Paixoa header put them one up but a Romelu Lukaku goal which took him to joint top goal scorer a long with Joao Pedro meant Roma leave Rotterdam with a Draw ahead of the second leg in Italy in seven days time.


Thank you all for joining me on tis thrilling night of European action at the De Kuip stadium in Rotterdam

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