Supersub Dessers heads ten Feyenoorders in injury time to European wintering | Sport

Feyenoord overwinters in the Conference League. The team came in injury time against Slavia Prague at 2-2 and took the group win. Cyriel Dessers was once again the celebrated man with two goals.

By Mikos Gouka

The branch had a big party. For a long time Feyenoord, playing with one man less, seemed to be heading for the first defeat in group E. But the substitutes delivered a very important point at the last minute. Lutsharel Geertruida gave the cross and Cyriel Dessers headed in: 2-2.

The weak performance of keeper Ofir Marciano, who had to replace the sick Justin Bijlow, and the stupid foul by Guus Til, remained without consequences.

All sorts of things happened at the Sinobo Stadium in Prague. Feyenoord seemed to have everything under control when keeper Ofir Marciano did not play the ball too hard on Tyrell Malacia. The left back of Feyenoord saw Alexander Bah flash past and put the ball wide on striker Peter Olayinka, who could easily tap in. It turned out not to be the only moment when Marciano didn’t look too decisive in Prague. But substitute Cyriel Dessers quickly repaired the damage. The substitute for Bryan Linssen, who soon had to leave, was played by Jens Toornstra, turned away unparalleled and Feyenoord shot to 1-1.

But before the break Feyenoord shot themselves in the foot. Guus Til, who previously missed a header chance, went quite well with Nicolae Stanciu. The charge on the Romanian, deep in the half of the Czechs, was initially penalized with a yellow card, but the Finnish arbiter Mattias Gestranius was corrected by his linesman and changed the color of the cardboard after all: red.

Feyenoord had to continue with ten men against a team that had to win to keep the chances of wintering intact. Striker Jan Kuchta came in after the break. Feyenoord had enough with one point. Stanciu soon had a great chance at 2-1, but the Romanian didn’t strike. Marciano saved on a header from Kuchta, but not much later the roles were reversed. Tomas Holes fired and Marciano released the ball. Kuchta was attentive to punish the Israeli’s plodding: 2-1.

Feyenoord was very close to 2-2 when substitute Lutsharel Geertruida almost hit a header at a corner, but defender Bah and the crossbar prevented the Rotterdam equalizer to the disappointment of the three thousand fans in a match with nine yellow cards and one red print. The disappointment quickly disappeared when Dessers struck after all, heading nicely on a pass from Geertruida.

Feyenoord will still be in the Conference League in 2022, the last game at home against Maccabi Haifa next month is no longer important.

Supersub Dessers heads ten Feyenoorders in injury time to European wintering | Sport
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