Feyenoord take advantage of the chaos against Marseille

Feyenoord survived the chaos at the De Kuip stadium on Thursday, emerged victorious in the exchange of errors with Olympique Marseille and left with an advantage (3-2) towards the Velodrome, where the Conference League semifinal will be resolved in a week. .

Feyenoord take advantage of the chaos against Marseille



Feyenoord take advantage of the chaos against Marseille


Feyenoord: Ofir Marciano; Lutsharel Geertruida, Gemot Trayner, Marcos Senesi, Tyrell Malacia; Guus Til (Marcus Pedersen, m.89), Fredrik Aursnes, Orkun Kokcu (Jorrit Hendrix, m.82); Reiss Nelson (Brian Linssen, m.65), Luis Sinisterra and Cyriel Dessers (Alireza Jahanbakhsh, m.83)

Trainer: Arne Slot

Marseilles: Steve Mandanda; Valentin Rongier, William Saliba (Paul Lirola, m.86), Duje Caleta-Car (Amine Harit, m.69), Luan Perez; Matteo Guendouzi, Boubacar Kamara, Gerson; Cedric Bakambu (Pape Gueye, m.46), Bamba Dieng (Arkadiusz Milik, m.85) and Dimitri Payet

Trainer: jorge sampaoli

Goals: 1-0, m.18: Cyriel Dessers; 2-0, m.20: Luis Sinisterra; 2-1, m.28: Ahmadou Dieng; 2-2, m.40: Gerson; 3-2, m.46: Cyriel Dessers

Referee: Michael Oliver (ENG). Showed yellow card to Tyrell Malacia and Lutsharel Geertruida, from Feyenoord and Amine Harit, from Marseille

Incidences: first leg of the Conference League played at the De Kuip stadium in Rotterdam.

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Arne Slot’s team takes advantage towards the fifth European final in its history. The Dutch representative was able to get a bigger lead but also lose the match. Everything could have happened in a clash marked by mistakes and inaccuracies that took advantage of the Nigerian Cyriel Dessers, author of a double, and the Colombian Luis Sinisterra.

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The madness of the start soon revealed what the duel was going to be. No one took control and from the first minutes the lack of adjustments and the defensive disorder provided spaces and scoring chances.

It was a duel of errors, on both sides of the field. With opportunities for all and from which Feyenoord benefited in the end.

The matter seemed propitious when Olympique had the first two scoring options. They were a copy with six minutes of margin between one and the other. Two counterattacks with meters to go and driving by Senegalese Bamba Dieng that ended badly.

The duel was where he wanted Sampaoli’s painting. However, it was the local team that gave first and won a large prize in just two minutes.

Nigerian Cyriel Dessers opened the scoring. A long pass to the area was picked up by the Colombian Luis Sinisterra who, with his back turned and heel, gave the ball to his teammate who beat Steve Mandanda closely.

The second came next with another direct delivery to Reiss Nelson that went down the right flank. He saw the arrival of Sinisterra who entered the area and executed a low shot that hit the net.

The Colombian is running as the top scorer in the competition. He has eleven goals. Only two less than Arthur Cabral, from Basel, already eliminated. Dessers, add ten. These are the two main arguments of the Rotterdam team.

But far from managing their advantage, Feyenoord did not change and Marseille returned to the game with little. It was at a specific time apparently without danger. Dieng did not fail this time. He received the ball from Cedric Bakambu and from afar, outside the area, he executed a powerful impossible shot for Ofir Marciano.

The goal encouraged the visitors who breathed on the edge of the break with the equalizer. Bakambu also contributed, executing the pass from the right. He cleared the low cross as best the Israeli goalkeeper could who left the ball at the feet of the Brazilian Gerson who established the equalizer.

A relief for the Sampaoli team that survived the madness of the first half. But he scuttled his effort early in the second half, with a rude mistake by Croatian Duje Caleta-Car on the first play. He gave the ball badly to his goalkeeper but Dessers got in the way and he did not forgive, he scored and put Feyenoord back in the lead.

It was not the only failure of the Balkan that could cause another goal. He replaced Sampaoli and the visiting defense improved.

In the final stretch the goalkeepers appeared. Marciano prevented Dimmitri Payet’s equalizer but then Mandanda prevented his team’s disadvantage from being greater.