Don’t miss the full match replay and highlights of the Feyenoord vs Atletico Madrid showdown.
KICK-OFF is at 20:00 (GMT) on 28th November 2023
The referee officiating this clash is A. Taylor
This thrilling game took place at the Stadion Feijenoord
It’s a Europe – UEFA Champions League, Group E, Season 2023/2024 match
Feyenoord vs Atletico Madrid Full Match Reports
Atlético Madrid secured their spot in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) knockout stages with a 3-1 triumph over Feyenoord on Diego Simeone’s 100th game at the UCL helm.
Feyenoord initiated the first half brightly, with Yankuba Minteh posing a threat twice within the initial eight minutes. However, Atlético gradually found their rhythm. UCL’s leading scorer, Álvaro Morata, missed an opportunity to extend his tally to six goals, denied by Justin Bijlow in a one-on-one, and later sending a free header wide from Rodrigo Riquelme’s cross.
The breakthrough for Atlético came unexpectedly as Lutsharel Geertruida inadvertently chested the ball into his own net amid confusion in the box from a corner. Despite the chance to rectify his mistake, the defender could only direct a header straight at Jan Oblak from Feyenoord’s subsequent corner.
Antoine Griezmann, relatively quiet in the first half, immediately became more involved in the second. His delicate attempt was expertly saved by Bijlow at the near post, thwarting Griezmann’s bid for a fifth UCL goal this campaign. Santiago Giménez, a prolific scorer this season, surprisingly air-kicked Quilindschy Hartman’s cross after Feyenoord won the ball high in Atlético’s half.
Before the hour mark, Arne Slot’s team faced further punishment for their lackluster finishing. Atlético doubled their lead with a splendid display of improvisation from Mario Hermoso, who looped a volley over Bijlow from a tight angle. Although it seemed Atlético might secure their first clean sheet in seven UCL away matches, Feyenoord struck back with 13 minutes of normal time remaining. Mats Wieffer headed home from a corner, injecting new life into Rotterdam. Unfortunately, that hope was short-lived.
It wasn’t Giménez’s night as the prolific scorer, with 18 goals this term, inadvertently headed into his own net from a cross, ensuring Atlético would claim all three points. The outcome terminates Feyenoord’s impressive 16-game unbeaten home run in all competitions and, ultimately, their UCL journey, while Atlético advances to the knockouts at their expense.
Man of the Match: Mario Hermoso (Atlético Madrid).