It took a penalty shootout. Roma beat Feyenoord to reach the last 16 of the UEFA Europa League

Football news 22 feb 2024, 17:51
It took a penalty shootout. Roma beat Feyenoord to reach the last 16 of the UEFA Europa League It took a penalty shootout. Roma beat Feyenoord to reach the last 16 of the UEFA Europa League

Roma and Feyenoord were contending for a spot in the UEFA Europa League round of 16. The match took place on Thursday, February 22nd. The first leg between these teams in the Netherlands ended in a 1-1 draw.

Feyenoord made a strong start to the match, opening the scoring in the fifth minute courtesy of Santiago Giménez. However, Roma's players remained composed and equalized ten minutes later. Lorenzo Pellegrini struck a stunning shot into the far corner of the Dutch team's net. The teams went into halftime level at 1-1.

In the second half, the "Wolves" had slightly more possession, but Feyenoord defended well, denying their opponents any clear scoring opportunities. However, the Dutch side also failed to create much in response. The regulation time ended in a draw, leading to extra time.

Overall, the extra time passed with both Roma and Feyenoord evenly matched. Both teams approached the extra time cautiously, unwilling to take unnecessary risks. It was only in the 120th minute that Romelu Lukaku managed to find an opportunity to shoot, but the Feyenoord goalkeeper came to the rescue. Another draw ensued, leading to a penalty shootout.

In the post-match penalty shootout, Roma emerged victorious. The hero of the match was the "Wolves" goalkeeper - Svilar.

UEFA Europa League. Round of 16

Roma - Feyenoord - 2:1 (penalty shootout)
Goals: 0:1 - 5 Giménez, 1:1 - 15 Pellegrini

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