Feyenoord qualified for the next round of the Conference League on Thursday evening. In the Czech capital Prague, the team from Rotterdam had enough with a draw to qualify for the last sixteen of the European football tournament and they succeeded with 2-2. Vitesse also drew at the same time, thus keeping the option open: a visit to Stade Rennais made it 3-3.
The team from Rotterdam fell behind early in the game with a goal from Peter Olayinka. After a strong phase, it was Cyriel Dessers who scored the equalizer, having previously replaced the injured Bryan Linssen. Just before half-time, Feyenoord got Guus Til red for a rash tackle. After the break, Slavia Prague took the lead again via Jan Kuchta. Dessers, also the maker of the 1-1, brought Feyenoord back to a draw in injury time.
Vitesse had a difficult task: they had to beat Stade Rennais to keep an eye on the winter. After just nine minutes, the team from Arnhem was behind by a goal from Gaëtan Laborde. The same Laborde doubled the lead just before half time. Daan Huisman then did something back by shooting in the 2-1, but Vitesse was unable to come back further. After the break, Laborde made it 3-1, then Thomas Buitink and Loïs Openda scored two more goals for Vitesse.
PSV and AZ will be in action later tonight. PSV will play in the Europa League against the Austrian Sturm Graz, AZ will visit the Czech Jablonec. Ajax already came into action on Wednesday: in the Champions League it defeated Besiktas from Istanbul 2-1.
Conference League: Feyenoord and Vitesse draw in the Czech Republic and France
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