PLAYER RATINGS | Feyenoord 1-0 Lazio

Feyenoord secured their place in the next round of the Europa League with one of their best wins in a long time with the Dutch side beating Lazio 1-0.

With just 25 minutes left of the match, Arne Slot and co were bottom of their group and set to not only be knocked out of the Europa League but of Europe altogether, missing out on a place in the Conference League too.

However, Santiago Gimenez then changed everything just a minute after coming on, taking advantage of a mix-up between the Lazio defenders and their goalkeeper to give his team the lead.

They then withstood pressure from their opponents relatively comfortably to secure first place in the group and advance to the knockout rounds of the competition for the first time since 2014.

Here’s how well we think each of their players performed:


Justin Bijlow, 7

Lutsharel Geertruida, 6,

Gernot Trauner, 8 – Was dominant at the back, winning the vast majority of his duels against Lazio’s attackers.

David Hancko, 7

Marcos Lopez, 5

Quinten Timber, 5

Sebastian Szymanski, 6

Orkun Kokcu, 7 – Got on the ball and moved it forward more than any other Feyenoord player, making a number of key passes.

Javairo Dilrosun, 5

Danilo, 6

Igor Paixao, 7 – Was the surprise name in Slot’s starting XI and could be in it more often in the future judging by his performance. The Brazilian winger was a constant thorn in Lazio’s side with his pace and dribbling, and he worked hard off the ball too.

SUBSTITUTES

Quilindschy Hartman, 7

Santiago Gimenez, 7 – Came on to win his team the match, getting an opportunistic goal immediately before working hard to pressure the Lazio defence and hold up the ball.

Patrik Walemark, N/A

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