Feyenoord can take a giant step towards the knockout stage of the Europa League tonight by winning a visit to SK Sturm Graz. The home game against the Austrians was won very convincingly (6-0), which means that Arne Slot and his team will look forward to tonight with confidence. The match in Graz starts at 9 p.m. and can be followed live via beIN Sports English 2 and Tod.tv
The team from Rotterdam choked on FC Midtjylland for the second time in a row two weeks ago. After a 2-2 draw in the away game in Denmark, the game in De Kuip ended in the same result. On the same evening, Lazio drew at home against Sturm Graz (2-2), which means that the entire group (!) is level with five points from four matches. The Italians and Midtjylland will play against each other in Rome tonight at 6.45 pm. Feyenoord will close the group stage at home against Lazio next Thursday.
Manager Arne Slot and Austrian international Gernot Trauner are careful not to underestimate the Graz side, as the two indicated at the press conference on Wednesday evening. The duo remembers the home game against Sturm Graz well, but that does not mean that Feyenoord should not go full throttle tonight. “That game certainly didn’t symbolize our season so far. In general, we missed many opportunities this season, but in that game, almost everything flew in. And that while it was just right at the beginning of the match. We were very good and fought Sturm Graz well’.
Probable line-up Feyenoord Bijlow; Geertruida, Trauner, Hancko, Lopez; Timber, Szymalski, Kökcu; Wålemark, Gimenez, Dilrosun.