2 - 0

UEFA Europa League
27 November 2014
Game week
0 - 0
2 - 0
Stadion Feijenoord (Rotterdam)


J. Toornstra (G) 56' (assist by: J. Boëtius)
1 - 0
K. El Ahmadi (G) 83' (assist by: C. Kazim-Richards)
2 - 0


Minute   Description
The referee blows his whistle to end the contest and Feyenoord claim their place in the next round of the competition. The hosts ultimately ran out 2-0 winners thanks to goals from Jens Toornstra and Karim El Ahmadi, with Rutten's side deserving of all three points. Sevilla put the Eredivisie side under plenty of pressure after initially falling behind, but they hit the Liga club on the counter and secured a place in the knockout phase. The defending champions find themselves in a spot of bother.
90'+2 FULL-TIME!
90'+1 G. Krychowiak gets yellow.
K. El Ahmadi goes into the referee's book.
That was crude from Krychowiak. The Pole felt he was fouled and then as a reaction he clatters into Clasie. He deservedly gets a yellow card for that.
90' There will be two minutes added on here.
89' C. Kazim-Richards receives a yellow card.
ALMOST A THIRD! Feyenoord catch the visitors on the counterattack and, with three-on-one, Boetius slips a pass into the area for the arriving El Ahmadi. Rico does well to rush out and make the block, though.
87' Sevilla continue to throw men forward in a desperate search for late goals. One has to think this match is now out of their reach, though. The hosts are holding firm at the back.
85' This really has not gone to plan for Sevilla. They've piled the pressure on to no avail in the final 15 minutes or so, but the reigning champions simply haven't been good enough. Feyenoord have battled very well.
83' C. Kazim-Richards gave the assist.
GOAL!!! FEYENOORD GET THEIR SECOND! Kazim-Richards does well to chest the ball down on the edge of the area despite having a defender all over him. El Ahmadi latches on to it and lifts a half-volley over Rico in delightful fashion.
Alejandro Arribas gets yellow.
82' Free-kick for Feyenoord as Arribas steps up and catches Kazim-Richards with a late tackle. More respite for the home side as they look to ride the storm.
81' José Antonio Reyes is done for the day. Vitolo is his replacement.
80' Here comes the change. Reyes is replaced by Vitolo on the left flank as we enter the final 10 minutes in Rotterdam.
78' Reyes is down here. The Sevilla captain hasn't played much this season and he appears to have cramp. He doesn't look capable of running it off.
76' They won't equalise like that, though. Reyes' free-kick delivery goes deep and straight over the heads of all of his team-mates. Bacca doesn't look particularly impressed.
75' Free-kick for Sevilla in the Feyenoord half as Deulofeu is brought down, about 40 yards from goal. Reyes sprints over to take the kick. Sevilla have 15 minutes to level things.
73' S. van Beek receives a yellow card.
Van Beek gets himself booked for time-wasting, as he tries to take as long as possible over the free-kick.
72' Respite for Feyenoord as they win themselves a free-kick just inside their own half after Carrico is guilty of getting a little too close to Kazim-Richards.
70' Sevilla have been much better since falling behind, but Feyenoord are holding firm. They have 20 minutes to go and as things stand they will top Group G at the end of the day.
68' WHAT A CHANCE FOR FEYENOORD! The hosts catch Sevilla on the break and Boetius is played through on goal. However, he smashes into the side-netting when one-on-one with Rico.
66' J. Boëtius receives a yellow card.
That's a bit of a wild kick from Boetius and he is booked for catching Coke late.
65' NO GOAL! M'Bia heads in Reyes' free-kick in fine fashion, glancing a precise header over Vermeer. The assistant's flag is up, though the Cameroon man was not among those offside. Feyenoord are lucky there!
64' Sevilla are really piling the pressure on here and the substitutes do appear to have made a difference. One of those introduced, Deulofeu, does well down the left and skips past Nelom, who then catches him late. He escapes a yellow card, but the visitors have a free-kick.
62' Bacca almost gets a first sniff of goal as he is played through towards the area. The Colombian's first touch is poor, though, and Vermeer rushes out to collect.
61' Deulofeu enters play, replacing Denis Suárez.
First throw of the dice from Emery. Off go Aspas and Suarez, who were both quiet, and on come Bacca and Deulofeu.
60' Iago Aspas is replaced with C. Bacca.
Well, it appears to have taken a goal to wake Sevilla up. The visitors pile men forward and an encouraging move ends with Krychowiak trying his luck from 25 yards, which Vermeer palms away.
58' There's a bit of pushing in the midfield there. El Ahmadi slightly nudges Krychowiak in an off-ball clash and the Poland international throws himself to the ground in theatrical fashion. That was pathetic from the Pole.
56' The assist came from J. Boëtius.
GOAL!!! FEYENOORD HAVE THE LEAD! El Ahmadi tries to squeeze a delivery into the area and, although Coke gets a block on it, Boetius pounces. The winger skips past one challenge and then holds off Carrico, before poking a pass to Toornstra, who is left with an easy finish.
55' The Feyenoord fans aren't impressed as Clasie is caught by Aspas in the middle, but no free-kick is given. Gameiro then clashes with Nelom on the right as the ball goes out of play.
53' More commanding goalkeeping from Rico as the 21-year-old comes out to pluck a deep cross out of the air in comfortable fashion. The Sevilla youth product is a giant between the posts and he has done well so far today.
51' The second half appears to have followed on from where the first period left off. Feyenoord are looking to dictate play, but they aren't doing much with the ball. It's all a bit messy out there.
49' Immers steps up and takes the kick, firing his effort straight into the wall, much to the displeasure of the crowd. That was a bit of a waste considering the free-kick was from just 25 yards out.
48' Harsh free-kick awarded by the referee there as Feyenoord get themselves a good chance of hitting the target. Kazim-Richards shields the ball from Arribas and then proceeds to flop to the floor.
The corner is fired in towards a crowd of players in the centre and Arribas, up from the back, meets it with a header. The defender's headed effort goes well over, though.
47' Positive start to the second half for Sevilla as Denis is released down the right and his cross is deflected behind by Nelom, who tracks back well. This is a good opportunity for the visitors.
46' We're back underway for the second half.
The referee blows his whistle to end a frenetic first half in Rotterdam. The quality has been somewhat lacking, but it has still be rather entertaining. Feyenoord have edged things so far, though they have failed to make the most of their time in possession. Sevilla absorbed the hosts' early pressure well and have definitely frustrated Fred Rutten's men. However, Emery will likely be irritated by the defending champions' inability to create chances on the counterattack.
45'+1 HALF-TIME!
44' SEVILLA ESCAPE! Brilliant spell of pressure from the hosts. Carrico cleans up to good effect down the left, but he slips and allows Toornstra to pounce. The attacker plays an inviting ball across the face of goal, but Coke intercepts just ahead of Boetius and then M'Bia clears. That was all a bit desperate from the Spaniards!
43' What a waste. Reyes' corner fails to even beat the first man in the penalty area and within a few seconds the ball is back with Rico in the Sevilla half.
42' Good move by the visitors as they work the ball out to the left and Reyes, out in space, plays a low cross into the middle. Aspas meets the delivery, though his shot is deflected well over the crossbar.
40' A SHOT! There really has not been much for either goalkeeper to do in this so far, but that was probably the best attempt until now. Toornstra does well to burst away from Kolo with his first touch and he races towards goal. However, after being forced a little wide by Carrico, he slices wide of the mark.
38' Suarez lofts the free-kick into the centre and eventually Vermeer comes out in an attempt to collect. He gets a feeble punch to the ball, which Reyes tries to pounce upon. The winger is ultimately adjudged to have fouled the goalkeeper, though.
37' Free-kick to Sevilla out on the left. Boulahrouz, playing against one of his former sides, catches Reyes late and the referee unsurprisingly penalises the Netherlands international.
35' The away side appear to have weathered the storm that Feyenoord initially started with. The midfield stranglehold of Clasie, Immers and El Ahmadi appears to have loosened, but Sevilla aren't looking particularly fluid in possession.
33' Very commanding goalkeeping from Rico. The young Spaniard is actually Sevilla's third-choice goalkeeper behind Beto and Mariano Barbosa, but he comes out and collects Clasie's free-kick like a seasoned international.
32' M'Bia is a little too attentive with Immers and he brings the midfielder down out on Sevilla's right flank. Feyenoord win themselves a free-kick in a deep position and they crowd the penalty area.
30' Sevilla's gameplan seemed to suggest they would look to frustrate their opponents during the opening and that certainly seems to have worked so far. The Liga side are starting to see more of the ball, while Krychowiak is beginning to impose himself a little more in the middle.
28' Nearly a good opening for Sevilla they find themselves two-on-two with their hosts at the back. Aspas shrugs off the attentions of his marker and then tries to poke a pass into the area for Gameiro, but Kongolo is there to intercept.
26' Good move down the right from Sevilla as Aspas finds space on the flank and crosses in towards the near post. Van Beek does well to come across and clear the danger before Gameiro can pounce.
25' On almost every occasion a Sevilla player has attempted to pick out either Gameiro or Aspas, neither has been able to produce a first touch that would be expected. It's all a bit sloppy from the visitors at the moment, from an attacking perspective anyway.
24' Reyes fires the resulting free-kick into the danger area and Krychowiak meets it with a header, nodding it into the goalmouth for M'Bia. The Poland international is penalised for a foul, though, bringing the atack to a halt.
23' Sevilla receive some respite as a lofted pass is played up towards Gameiro and he is hauled over by Kongolo, whose physical tug on the Frenchman is punished by the referee.
21' Considering Sevilla's system and how they have started this match, they already look as though they'll be happy to earn a draw here. They are sitting very deep, with 10 men often behind the ball.
19' Good play by Boetius as the young winger cuts in from the left, links well with Kazim Richards and then tries his luck from 25 yards. Arribas is in the way, however, as the centre-back makes an important block.
18' This match is certainly being played a fast pace so far, though there has been a considerable lack of quality in general from both sides. It's entertaining, but Feyenoord appear to be in a bit of a rush.
16' Aspas brilliantly sums up Sevilla's game plan there. The forward finds himself back in his own half, about 30 yards from goal. He produces a flying tackle to concede a throw-in and halt Boetius' advancing.
14' M'Bia isn't holding back in the middle and he puts in another good challenge, though the ball breaks free for Immers, who tries to charge up the right. But Reyes tracks back and wins his side a free-kick in the defensive third.
12' Toornstra seemingly gets bored of waiting to receive the ball in the final third and he drops a little deeper, picking up possession and cleverly keeping the ball away from Kolo.
10' Clever thinking from Reyes as the winger takes a quick free-kick after being fouled by Immers. The former Arsenal man curls a good delivery in towards the area which catches Feyenoord off guard, but Aspas is just offside.
9' Good covering by Carrico. The Portuguese centre-back tracks the run of Kazim-Richards, who had peeled away to the right. The former Reading defender flies in and knocks the ball out for a throw-in.
7' The hosts are starting to take control of things now. The midfield three of Clasie, Immers and El Ahmadi are seeing a lot of the ball, stroking it around in confident fashion. Their forward trio have not seen too much of it yet, though.
5' Sevilla look as though they will be looking to threaten predominantly on the counterattack today. We have already seen a couple of instances where they have attempted to catch their hosts out, though on the most recent occasion Van Beek covers well to tackle Gameiro.
4' NO PENALTY! Sevilla may be a little fortunate there. M'Bia is forced back into his area to deal with a bouncing ball and he kicks it against his own arm. No spot-kick is given, though.
3' Fairly encouraging start to proceedings by Sevilla as M'Bia, Suarez and Coke look particularly willing to close down with great intensity. Feyenoord and looking to force the issue, though.
1' Off we go! Feyenoord start the action in Rotterdam.
The two teams are now out on the pitch as kick-off approaches. There's a great atmosphere building in the stadium and hopefully everyone in attendance will be treated to an entertaining clash.
A win for Sevilla tonight will guarantee them a spot in the next round of the competition as they continue their bid to become the first team to ever win Europe's second-tier competition back-to-back on two different occasions. Feyenoord themselves can secure a place in the knockout phase with a victory, though they will also need Rijeka to hold Standard Liege to a draw in the group's other contest.
While Feyenoord approach this game in fine form, Sevilla come into it on the back of a crushing 5-1 destruction at the hands of Lionel Messi-inspired Barcelona at the weekend. Emery's side have won only one of their last four games in all competitions and the team's preparations have not been helped by injuries to left-backs Fernando Navarro and Benoit Tremoulinas, while Vicente Iborra also misses out. In a much-changed team, Arribas and Kolodziejczak come into the defence, while M'Bia, Reyes and Iago Aspas are also back in the side further forward.
Sevilla know they will have to be ready for a battle tonight. They may have swept Feyenoord aside with considerable ease when they met at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan earlier in the competition, but the Eredivisie side have been excellent form since, winning eight of their last ten across all fronts. Coach Fred Rutten has had a few injuries to contend with as Manu, Luke Wilkshire and Lopes Cabral all out, though he has been able to name a strong line-up.
Sevilla subs: Beto, Diogo Figueiras, Pareja, Deulofeu, Banega, Vitolo, Bacca.
Sevilla starting XI (4-2-3-1): Sergio Rico; Coke, Arribas, Carrico, Kolodziejczak; Krychowiak, M'Bia; Reyes, Denis, Iago Aspas; Gameiro.
Feyenoord substitutes: Mulder, Mathijsen, Vilhena, Karsdorp, Basacikoglu, Te Vrede, Schaken.
Feyenoord starting XI (4-3-3): Vermeer; Nelom, Boulahrouz, Van Beek, Kongolo; Clasie, Immers, El Ahmadi; Kazim-Richards, Toornstra, Boetius.
Hello and welcome to the LIVE text commentary of the UEFA Europa League meeting between Feyenoord and Sevilla. This match sees top meet second in Group G, as the Dutch side seek revenge for their 2-0 defeat to the reigning champions earlier in the competition and aim to move above Unai Emery's men with a win. De Kuip in Rotterdam plays host to the match and I, Ryan Benson, shall be describing the action for you.


G. Krychowiak
T. Kongolo
Daniel Carriço
J. Clasie
J. Boëtius
K. Gameiro
K. El Ahmadi
L. Immers
José Antonio Reyes
Iago Aspas
T. Kolodziejczak
C. Kazim-Richards
K. Vermeer
Denis Suárez
M. Nelom
S. van Beek
K. Boulahrouz
Alejandro Arribas
S. M'Bia
J. Toornstra
Sergio Rico

Additional info

S. Vinčić
R. Vukan
Fourth official
A. Kovačič

Match Stats

Feyenoord Sevilla
37 Attacks (Dangerous) 35
0 Corners 4
23 Fouls 12
19 Free Kicks 24
8 Goal Kicks 4
1 Offsides 7
2 Shots (blocked) 3
3 Shots (off target) 2
3 Shots (on target) 2
0 Shots (woodwork) 0
25 Throw Ins 24

Eredivisie table

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La Liga table

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Stadion Feijenoord

Stadion Feijenoord