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Feyenoord will be happy to take a 1-0 lead into the second leg next week and continue their impressive home record. Mourinho's main concern will be the severity of Dybala and Abraham's injuries, but he will be confident his side can overturn the scoreline at home. Feyenoord face Cambuur in Eredivisie before the second leg while Roma host Udinese in Serie A.
The first half played out the way most fans would have expected it to. Roma sat back and soaked up the pressure while trying to counter Feyenoord. The hosts had 60 per cent of possession in the first period but could not test Patricio in goal. Pellegrini had the best chance of the opening 45 minutes as a handball from Wieffer gave the visitors a penalty, but the Roma captain hit the left post as it was goalless heading into the break. Feyenoord took just nine minutes to score in the second period as Wieffer volleyed the ball home from 25 yards out. Idrissi picked him out with a cross and the midfielder left Patricio with no chance as he found the bottom corner. Roma came close to an equaliser when Ibanez’s header was cleared off the line and onto the crossbar by Idrissi, but the Dutch side managed to seal a 1-0 win.
90' + 4'
FULL TIME: FEYENOORD 1-0 ROMA
90' + 2'
Feyenoord are doing well to keep the ball and frustrate their opponents. The home fans are doing their best to help see their side through in this game.
There will be a minimum of four additional minutes.
Geertruida goes down with cramp after a sliding challenge on El Shaarawy. He will be able to continue as Feyenoord are close to an important first leg win.
Feyenoord are now running the clock down and moving the ball slowly as they look to see their lead through to the second leg.
Celik comes on for Spinazzola as the Roma player was one yellow card away from suspension.
Gimenez makes way as Lopez now spearheads the Feyenoord attack.
Roma have attempted 23 crosses so far in this match. Their average in the Europa League this season is 17.6 crosses.
Matic is waiting for a cross to come into the box as El Shaarawy has the ball on the left wing. The winger tries to find his team-mate but his pass is too weak.
Zalewski dribbles through three players before bending the ball toward the goal, but Hancko makes a good block.
Zalewski takes an in-swinging corner and puts on the right on top of Bijlow. The goalkeeper does well to punch the ball away from his goal.
Roma are doing a lot better to move the ball forward now, but they are still passing at a slow tempo. Feyenoord will want a second goal to give themselves some breathing room.
Danilo comes on for Jahanbakhsh on the right side of the Feyenoord attack.
CHANCE! Spinazzola cuts the ball back to El Shaarawy in the box, but the winger completely scuffs his shot and his effort goes out for a goal kick near the corner flag.
With 20 minutes and additional time still to go in this game, Roma are now committing more bodies forward and forcing Feyenoord back into their own half.
CLOSE! Kokcu shoots from a free-kick despite many team-mates waiting for a cross. He strikes the ball with a lot of power as he hits the side-netting.
El Shaarawy tries to score a volley of his own after Zalewski's free-kick is headed away to the edge of the box. The winger's attempt flies over Bijlow's goal.
Paixao replaces Idrissi on the left wing for Feyenoord.
CROSSBAR! Ibanez's header looks to be heading into the goal, but Idrissi heads the ball off the line and onto the crossbar as Feyenoord remain in the lead!
Feyenoord have a record of W3, D1, L0 when scoring the opening goal in the Europa League this season.
Belotti comes on for Abraham to lead the Roma attack. This is the second change Mourinho has had to make because of an injury.
Abraham is walking off the pitch with the physios as he can no longer continue in this match.
There is a pause in play as Abraham is holding his shoulder and seems to be in a lot of pain.
Idrissi shows a lot of skill to beat Zalewski in a one-on-one situation before finding Wieffer with a good pass. Hsi team-mate does well to beat Patricio on the volley.
WHAT A GOAL!! 1-0 FEYENOORD!! WIEFFER!! Wieffer gives Feyenoord the lead with a stunning volley from outside of the box! Idrissi beats Zalewski on the wing and crosses the ball to the midfielder. Wieffer strikes it into the ground and it bounces into the bottom left corner.
Matic and Pellegrini combine well on the left side before the latter plays Wijnaldum into the box. The midfielder tries to find Abraham with a cross but misses everyone in the area.
Feyenoord are starting this half with a lot more intent as they look to find the opening goal. Roma seem happy enough to play for a draw, with a goal being a potential bonus for them.
Idrissi gets the ball on the left wing and drills it along the six-yard box, but Jahanbakhsh does not move toward it and Roma clear the danger.
Feyenoord get the second half underway at Stadion Feijenoord!
Wijnaldum replaces Pellegrini at half-time for Roma.
Mourinho would have loved to go into the break with a lead as it would have put more pressure on Feyenoord to score before the second leg, but he will be content with the current scoreline. Slot was unhappy going into half-time and will probably demand more bravery on the ball from his side.
The first half played out the way most fans would have expected it to. Roma sat back and soaked up the pressure while trying to counter Feyenoord. The hosts had 60 per cent of possession in the first period but could not test Patricio in goal. Pellegrini had the best chance of the opening 45 minutes as a handball from Wieffer gave the visitors a penalty, but the Roma captain hit the left post as it was goalless heading into the break.
45' + 2'
HALF TIME: FEYENOORD 0-0 ROMA
45' + 1'
Wieffer gets behind the Roma defence and puts a cross in toward the near post. Patricio claims the ball with ease as Feyenoord do not have enough numbers in the box.
There will be a minimum of two additional minutes.
PENALTY MISS! Pellegrini hits the post from the penalty! He shoots low and hard to his left, but the woodwork denies the Roma captain.
PENALTY! This time Roma do get a penalty as Wieffer handles the ball inside the box! Slot is furious on the sidelines for Feyenoord.
Abraham and El Shaarawy ask for a penalty and a VAR check proceeds soon after. However, the replays show that Trauner clears the ball away with his shoulder.
Szymanski tries his luck from the edge of the box and fails to hit the target. He is asking for a corner but to no avail as the referee awards a goal kick.
Roma look comfortable when defending at the moment, but they will want to pose a bigger threat when attacking. The main goal will be to keep their clean sheet going into the break.
Szymanski goes into the referee's book after fouling El Shaarawy from behind.
The fans inside the stadium are starting to lose their patience as the hosts are struggling to create clear-cut chances despite having a lot of possession.
Geertruida ends up with the ball in the middle of the box after a sweeping move from Feyenoord, but the right-back shoots over the bar with his weaker foot.
Zalewski goes down holding his knee after a challenge from Kokcu, but the defender is able to continue for Roma. The referee does not award a free-kick.
CHANCE! Cristante puts a good cross into the box as El Shaarawy gets in front of Geertruida at the back post. The winger jumps high but fails to make contact with the ball.
S. El Shaarawy
El Shaarawy replaces Dybala on the right wing for Roma.
Dybala is on the bench now and is feeling his groin, which seems to be his injury. Roma are playing with 10 men while waiting for the substitution to be made.
Abraham is frustrated with his team-mates after they do not help him press the Feyenoord defenders. Dybala also seems to be struggling with an injury.
Kokcu plays a lofted pass down the left wing to try and get Idrissi behind the Roma defence, but the pass is overhit and Roma have a goal kick.
After the referee makes him wait a long time to take the free-kick, Dybala shoots from 25 yards out and misses the target with his effort.
Wieffer receives the first booking of the match after fouling Dybala just outside the box.
Roma are trying to slow the tempo of the match down as much as they can. Patricio is dwelling on the ball for a long time when it is either in his hands or at his feet.
Despite some problems going forward, Roma look very organised defensively. Feyenoord are enjoying a lot of possession but they cannot break into the opposition box.
With no Roma fans in the stadium due to previous fan troubles, the Feyenoord crowd are making the most of their extra numbers. They are creating a good atmosphere to help their side in this match.
Smalling rushes forward to make an interception and then plays Dybala into the box. The forward takes a touch before shooting, allowing Hancko to make a block.
Cristante wins the header from the free-kick, but Bijlow makes an easy save in the Feyenoord goal.
Dybala produces a great touch to take the ball down and finds Abraham on the right wing. The striker protects the ball and wins a free-kick in the process.
Roma are struggling to retain the ball as Feyenoord are pressing high up the pitch while Abraham is very isolated at the other end for the visitors.
Feyenoord win an early corner after Smalling deflects Idrissi's cross behind. Kokcu takes the set-piece but Matic heads the ball away.
Roma get the game underway at Stadion Feijenoord!
The players are making their way out of the tunnel and onto the pitch!
Roma have kept a clean sheet in each of their last three matches in Europe, last going four games without conceding back in October 2002 in the Champions League.
Arne Slot makes two changes to the Feyenoord side that beat Waalwijk 5-1 as Bijlow and Jahanbakhsh come in for Paixao and Wellenreuther. Mourinho makes four changes to his team as Ibanez, Matic, Pellegrini, and Abraham enter the starting 11.
SUBS: Pietro Boer, Mile Svilar, Andrea Belotti, Diego Llorente, Zeki Celik, Mady Camara, Marash Kumbulla, Georginio Wijnaldum, Edoardo Bove, Cristian Volpato, Benjamin Tahirovic, Stephan El Shaarawy.
Roma (3-4-3): Rui Patricio; Gianluca Mancini, Chris Smalling, Roger Ibanez; Nicola Zalewski, Bryan Cristante, Nemanja Matic, Leonardo Spinazzola; Paulo Dybala, Tammy Abraham, Lorenzo Pellegrini.
SUBS: Ofir Marciano, Timon Wellenreuther, Marcus Pedersen, Jacob Rasmussen, Danilo, Javalro Dilrosun, Igor Paixao, Marcos Lopez, Mohamed Taabouni, Neraysho Kasanwirjo, Ezequiel Bullaude, Antoni Milambo.
Feyenoord (4-3-3): Justin Bijlow; Lutsharal Geertruida, Gernot Trauner, David Hancko, Quilindschy Hartman; Sebastian Szymanski, Mats Wieffer, Orkun Kokcu; Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Santiago Gimenez, Oussama Idrissi.
Roma are also in good shape as back-to-back Serie A wins leaves them third in the league table. Jose Mourinho’s side have already knocked out RB Salzburg and Real Sociedad on their way to the quarter-final. The visitors will want to get most of the job done in the first leg to focus more on solidifying their league position.
Feyenoord come into this fixture looking for revenge after Roma beat them in the Europa Conference League final last season. The Dutch side are in fantastic form, losing just one competitive match since the end of October. They are top of the Eredivisie and have scored 21 goals in eight Europa League games this campaign, more than any other team.
Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the Europa League quarter-final first leg between Feyenoord and Roma.