Feyenoord only Dutch club in Europa League after painful night PSV and Ajax

Feyenoord only Dutch club in Europa League after painful night PSV and Ajax

PSV and Ajax’s painful evening means that tomorrow only Feyenoord will occupy a quiver in the draw for the Europa League eighth finals. That draw is tomorrow at noon.

An hour later is the draw for the eighth finals of the Conference League. AZ is still the only Dutch club there.

Feyenoord must save Dutch honor in Europa League

Results intermediate round Conference League

The returns of the intermediate round were also played in the Conference League tonight. The winners have qualified for the eighth finals, for which AZ qualified earlier.

Some Dutch touches: Anderlecht goes through after penalty kicks after three saves by Dutch goalkeeper Bart Verbruggen. At Loedogorets, Sergio Padt was under the crossbar. For the eliminated Partizan Belgrade, Queensy Menig (former player of Ajax, PEC Zwolle and FC Twente, among others) was good for the opening goal.

Intermediate Round Conference League

Anderlecht-Ludogorets 2-1 (wns) 0-1
Partizan Belgrade-FC Sheriff 1-3 1-0
CFR Cluj-Lazio 0-0 0-1
Dnipro-AEK Larnaca 0-0 0-1
FC Basel-Trabzonspor 2-0 0-1
Fiorentina-SC Braga 3-2 4-0
AA Gent-Qarabag 1-0 (wns) 0-1
Lech Poznan-FK Bodø/Glimt 1-0 0-0

Manchester United and Union Berlin are through to the Europa League eighth finals. And also AS Roma: the Italians won 2-0 over RB Salzburg, after a 1-0 defeat in the first game.

The clubs with an asterisk after the name are through:

UNI-AJA | Finished in Berlin

It’s finished in Berlin. Ajax loses 3-1 and is out of Europe.

Injury time does not deserve a beauty prize, as Ajax let all their frustrations run wild. We can’t keep up with the yellow cards, and Álvarez even gets a red card.

Even after the final whistle, there is still a lot of whining, pushing and pulling. A painful end to a frustrating evening for the Amsterdammers.

UNI-AJA | 90′ Ajax still tries

Ajax pushed hard in the closing stages, but the Berliners knew how to build a wall. The Amsterdammers tried, but no major chances, let alone goals, were scored.

Four minutes of injury time are added.

Union Berlin-Ajax 3-1 (0-0)

UNI-AJA | 84′ Anschlus goal far away

Ajax is looking for the so-called Anschlus goal, but the chances are for Union in the breakout. Just now Becker was close to the 4-1, but again Rulli makes a clever save.

Union Berlin-Ajax 3-1 (0-0)

UNI-AJA | 80′ Lucca before the closing stages

Ten minutes left in Berlin, where the Union fans have been chanting nonstop for eighty minutes. They have every reason to with the 3-1 lead on the scoreboard.

At Ajax, the towering Lucca has come on for Bergwijn, who, although he has an assist to his name, has not shown much else.

Union Berlin-Ajax 3-1 (0-0)

UNI-AJA | 67′ Brobbey for Klaassen

Meanwhile, at Ajax, Brobbey entered the field for Klaassen. The Amsterdammers still have over 20 minutes to do something about the 3-1 deficit.

Ajax takes risks, and that creates space for the Berliner. Like now: Taylor clumsily loses the ball, Becker runs off and Ajax goalkeeper Rulli saves his shot.

Union Berlin-Ajax 3-1 (0-0)

Van Nistelrooij denounces incident during PSV-Sevilla: ‘Supporters don’t belong on pitch’

PSV coach Ruud van Nistelrooij is disappointed that his team was eliminated in the Europa League, but is proud of his team after the 2-0 victory. “Of course you look at two nights, then the final score by that 3-0 defeat in Spain is 3-2. But you didn’t lose tonight, a good performance with this young group. You couldn’t have done more. Three goals against in the away game are just too many.”

Van Nistelrooij speaks outrage at the incident with the supporter who attacked the Sevilla goalkeeper. “We disapprove of that, supporters don’t belong on the pitch and attacking players is unthinkable,” he said.

General director of PSV, Marcel Brands, is furious: “If it is up to me, it will be a lifetime stadium ban. He also dupe PSV and all other supporters. I think this moment is worse than the elimination. It doesn’t belong to PSV at all.”

Van Nistelrooij after PSV elimination: ‘Referee promised two more minutes of playing time’

UNI-AJA | 58′ VAR quick, Kudus misses

Ajax hopes for a penalty kick when Klaassen appears to be tapped in the Berlin penalty area, but VAR – which previously took a very long time to diagnose Bassey’s handball – is now ready in record time: no penalty.

Moments later, Kudus has a huge chance for the tying goal. After a fine combination with Klaassen, the Ghanaian shoots just wide when he comes face to face with goalkeeper Rønnow.

Union Berlin-Ajax 3-1 (0-0)


Ajax goalkeeper Rulli blunders and the Berliners make it 2-0, just in a phase when the Amsterdammers were becoming more threatening. A keepable shot by Juranovic bounces a little funny and slips under the Argentine goalkeeper.

Just before that it seemed to be 1-1 by Kudus, but the goal was disallowed for offside. A shot by Bergwijn was turned away by goalkeeper Rønnow, in the rebound the Ghanaian struck, but he did so from an offside position.

Union Berlin-Ajax 2-0 (0-0)

UNI-AJA | 32′ Ajax in search of equalizer

Ajax regained control in Berlin after falling behind. The Amsterdammers are playing much better than a week ago, but it didn’t take much to do so. Ajax’s energetic play has not created any serious chances. Some pinpricks, though.

Doekhi has now also been ticketed, meaning that all of Union Berlin’s Dutchmen have now been shown yellow.

Union Berlin-Ajax 1-0 (0-0)

Bayer Leverkusen at the expense of Monaco through

Bayer Leverkusen has qualified for the eighth finals of the Europa League along with Sevilla, Juventus and Sporting Portugal.

Bayer Leverkusen had to overcome a 3-2 home defeat at AS Monaco, and the German formation with Mitchel Bakker and Jeremie Frimpong among others in the ranks seemed to succeed convincingly. However, a late goal from substitute Breel Embolo helped the weak Monegasks to a 2-3 draw and thus an extension.

Although Monaco substitute Kevin Volland almost headbutted his old club, it turned to penalty kicks. Eliot Matazo, Monaco’s 21-year-old Belgian, hit the crossbar, unwittingly helping Leverkusen to a place in the next round.


Union Berlin takes the lead against Ajax! A penalty kick, after hands by Bassey, put the Germans up 1-0 against Ajax. Keeper Rulli got his hand against Knoche’s penalty, but the ball went in via the post.

Moments before, the ball was headed from close range against the arm of Bassey, who could do nothing about it, but hands is hand, according to VAR. There is also some arguing leading up to the penalty, which results in a yellow card for Klaassen and Becker.

Union Berlin-Ajax 1-0 (0-0)

Dusan Tadic and Steven Bergwijn disagree

UNI-AJA | 10′ Ajax starts strong

Ajax came out a lot better in the early stages than they did a week ago, when there was no shot on goal for 90 minutes.

Already after three minutes there was a first chance for Kudus, who more or less accidentally got the ball on his head.

Union Berlin-Ajax 0-0 (0-0)

Dusan Tadic in action against Union Berlin

Juventus and Sporting through

Juventus and Sporting Portugal, like Sevilla, are through to the Europa League eighth finals.

At AS Monaco-Bayer Leverkusen it is 2-3 after ninety minutes, after 3-2 in the first game. So it is extended.

Kicking off at 9 p.m. includes Union Berlin-Ajax and Manchester United-FC Barcelona. At United, Weghorst is in the starting lineup, at Barcelona we see Frenkie de Jong.

Kayleigh Williams