Europa League: EL: Feyenoord with historic victory


With a victory for the history books, Feyenoord Rotterdam stormed into the quarter-finals of the Europa League. The team from the Netherlands didn’t give the Ukrainian top club Shakhtar Donetsk the slightest chance in the 7-1 (3-0) in the round of 16 second leg and easily advanced after the 1-1 draw in the first leg. Record winners FC Sevilla and title contenders Manchester United also advanced to the next round.

Seville, currently only 13th in the domestic league, lost 0-1 (0-1) at Fenerbahce Istanbul, but is still through due to the 2-0 from the first leg. ManUnited also won the second leg at Betis Sevilla 1-0 (0-0), Marcus Rashford (56th) scored the goal of the day after the break.

The two-goal scorers Oussama Idrissi (49′, 60′) and Orkun Kökcü (24′, 38’/penalty) shone in Rotterdam. Santiago Gimenez (9th), Alireza Jahanbakhsh (65th) and Danilo (67th) were also successful. The only “nuisance” for Feyenoord: Because Kevin Kelsy (87th) scored for Donetsk shortly before the end, Rotterdam missed the record victory in the Europa League. The Dutch have instead shared the top spot in this statistic with Olympique Lyon, who also defeated AZ Alkmaar 7-1 in 2017.

The draw for the quarter-finals will take place on Friday (1.00 p.m.) at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. The final of the second highest European club competition will take place in Budapest on May 31st.

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