The team begin group stage of Europe League with a handsome victory on the United

The team begin group stage of Europe League with a handsome victory on the United

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Feyenoord is the group stage of the Europa League Thursday evening had an excellent start. The Locals were in the Cockpit surprisingly with 1-0 too strong for Manchester United.

Feyenoord drew after a gelijkopgaand duel at the longest end by a goal from Tonny Vilhena. The midfielder devoured David de Gea with an aimed shot on the edge of the penalty area.

The other duel in group A between Zarya Luhansk and the Fenerbahçe of Dick Advocaat ended in a 1-1 draw. Simon Kjaer gave the Turks after 96 minutes of play a point.

Manchester United has not started in the strongest formation against Feyenoord. Manager José Mourinho brought no less than eight changes to his team compared to the thuisduel with stadgenoot City last Saturday (2-1 loss).

So was Wayne Rooney in Manchester, left behind, began Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the bench and sat Daley Blind on the stand. Recordaankoop Paul Pogba was at the kick-off. Memphis began on the bank, but if after peace raids.

At Feyenoord returned and Terence Kongolo back in the base. The full made last Sunday against ADO Den Haag (3-1 win) all of as a substitute his comeback after weeks of injuries.

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Although Feyenoord as an absolute underdog to the thuisduel with Manchester United was to begin, the team of Van Bronckhorst not overflow by the ‘Mancunians’. In fact, the first opportunities in the match for Feyenoord.

After eleven minutes it was Steven Berghuis on the right side dangerous, but his shot was not hard enough to make The Gea in trouble. A few minutes later the Spanish goalkeeper tested again, but also the shot of Vilhena was not dangerous enough.

After the initial phase urged Manchester United some more. It led to a great chance for Anthony Martial, who all were on the edge of the penalty area. The Frenchman however did not to get the ball between the posts to work. Also a free-kick from Pogba brought in goalkeeper Brad Jones will not have any problems.


In the second half went on it again gelijkop. The odds were, however, scarce, both for the Club as United. Mourinho decided more than a quarter of an hour after the rest to intervene by Ibrahimovic, Memphis and Ashley Young.

Many took that. United created very little-of-this-chances and Feyenoord lay in a ultimate moment to strike. After 78 minutes of play came that time also. After a counter on the right side gave Nicolai Jörgensen the ball excellent for Vilhena, who not failed, in the completion.

Only after the 1-0 started United more press forward, but more than a few perilous moments for the purpose of Jones supplied that is not on. Feyenoord remained intact and starts to the Europa League adventure.

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