His coach Ferdinand Feldhofer spoke of a “historic night” and was “very pleased, especially with the first half. We allowed very little.” In addition, the perfect running passes were “behind the opponent’s last chain”, which resulted in the first two penalty kicks (4th, 13th) after fouling on Christopher Wernitznig. And Liendl, who now feels “very safe from the penalty spot”, did not miss these opportunities, as he did in the 1-1 draw against CSKA Moscow the previous week.
Demonstration professional Michael Liendl
Feyenoord’s strongest step followed only after the move, but despite a large number of first-class chances, only a short follow-up goal by Steven Berghuis (53rd) was enough. “Sure we had one or two stages where we swam. But that’s perfectly normal on the international stage, it can happen. But we got over this dry period quite well,” stressed Liendl. “Otherwise we did very well, so every opponent has a hard time against us. We absolutely deserved to win, even at this level.”