ECL: Dessers’ Brace Vs Slavia Prague Away Propels Feyenoord To First European Semi-final In 20 Years 

Cyriel Dessers bagged a brace as Feyenoord defeated Slavia Prague 3-1 away and booked a place in the semi-finals of the Europa Conference League on Thursday night.

Feyenoord qualified for the semis 6-4 on aggregate after the first leg ended 3-3.

Also, they have reached their first European semi-final since 2002.


Dessers’ Nigerian compatriots Peter Olayinka and Collins Sor were in action for Slavia Prague.

The Czech Republic defender Taras Kacharaba was shown a straight red card in the final seconds of the game.

Dessers gave Feyenoord the perfect start after broking the deadlock just two minutes into the game.

Slavia Prague drew level on 14 minutes thanks to Ibrahim Traore but Dessers got his second on 59 minutes to make it 2-1 to Feyenoord.

Then with 12 minutes left Luis Sinisterra got Feyenoord’s third to seal the win.

Dessers and his Feyenoord teammates will take on Marseille in the semi-final while the second semi-final is between Leicester and Roma.

The first legs will be played on the 28th April, and the second legs will come up on 5th May 2022.

By James Agberebi


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