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My name is Aidan Elve and today I will be keeping you up-to-date on the 17:45 BST fixtures in the Europa League, primarily focusing on the game between Feyenoord Rotterdam Vs As Roma.

Lineups:

Feyenoord – Wellenreuther, Nieuwkoop, Hancko, Beelen, Hartman; Stengs, Zerrouki, Wieffer; Minteh, Ueda, Paixao

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Roma – Svilar, Karsdorp, Mancini, Llorente, Spinazzola; Bove, Paredes, Pellegrini; Dybala, Lukaku, Zalewski

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6′ Foul – Minteh applies pressure onto Roma goalkeeper Mile Svilar and gives away a foul in the process.

10′ Chance! Paulo Dybala’s follow-up shot is miraculously cleared off the line by David Hancko, before the linesman raised his flag for Pellegrini’s earlier run in behind in the build-up.

14′ Yellow Card – Thomas Beelen brings down Romelu Lukaku and stops the Roma attack, resulting in a yellow card for the Feyenoord centre-back.

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21′ Big Chance! – Igor Paixao elegantly works his way into the box but drags his shot just wide of the post.

23′ Foul – Paixao provides a late challenge on Karsdorp and a free-kick is given.

26′ Chance – Nicola Zalewski finds himself inside the Feyenoord box but fails to pick out Lukaku with the pass.

27′ Big chance! – Paixao finds space at the back post but fails to convert the cross – with the ball struck straight at the keeper.

34′ Yellow card – Minteh receives a yellow card for putting his hand in the face of Zalewski.

40′ Great strike! Leandro Paredes with a thunderous effort from 25 yards out which is tipped onto the bar by Wellenreuther.

45′ Chance – Lukaku finds himself free but fails to convert the cross from the corner.

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46′ – We’re back underway at De Kuip.

47′ Yellow card – Diego Llorente receives a yellow card – the third of the match (Roma’s first).

GOAL! Dries Mertens’ deflected strike beats the keeper.

Substitution – Ueda and Minteh off, Lingr and Santiago Gimenez on.

65′ Cross – Karsdorp delivers an inviting low cross into the box but Wellenreuther comes out well to claim it.

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69′ Yellow card – Stengs is cautioned for a foul on Mancini. This is his second in European competitions this season.

70′ Shot – Paulo Dybala’s long-range free-kick goes wide of the post and never truly looked like causing an issue for Feyenoord keeper Wellenreuther.

71′ Substitution, Feyenoord – Stengs off, Ivanusec on.

73′ Shot – Diego Llorente puts his body in the firing line and blocks a venomous strike from Wieffer.

77′ Injury – Pellegrini is down after a scuffle inside Roma’s box.

78′ Substitution – Paixao and Nieuwkoop off, Read and Milambo on.

81′ Tackle – Leandro Paredes intercepts a Feyenoord cross and it goes out of play for a Feyenoord corner.

86′ Yellow Card – Eduardo Bove recieves a booking and will miss the next game of the Europa League competition.

89′ Chance! – Ivanusec forces a good save from Svilar – who had to react well.

90′ Foul – Feyenoord win a free-kick deep into Roma’s half.

90′ There will be seven minutes of additional time.

90+1 Close! – The near post is struck by Ivanusec from the free-kick, who intelligently caught out goalkeeper Svilar.

90+4 Foul – Handball by Romelu Lukaku.

90+6 Pressure – Feyenoord are playing some great, intricate football but they’ve yet to penetrate the Roma defensive line or manufacture a clear-cut chance.

Full Time – Feyenoord 1-1 AS Roma

Whilst the score-line may suggest a dull, uninteresting game, that was far from the case today at ‘De Kuip’. Both teams played some decent football at times (Feyenoord more often than Roma), and, from a tactical point of view, both teams nullified the threat of the other team effectively. Roma limited the space in between the lines and Feyenoord limited Roma’s ability to counter-attack and punish them that way. I hope you have enjoyed my coverage today and hope to see you again soon!

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