Football – Sturm slips to a 0:6 defeat at Feyenoord

Sturm Graz started the Europa League well by beating FC Midtjylland 1-0, but the continuation at Feyenoord was a fiasco. The game was already lost at the break (0:4), in the end 0:6. As a result, the Grazers dropped to the bottom of the table, but all teams have three points after two games after Lazio’s surprise loss at Midtjylland in Denmark. And 1:5.

The Dutch went into the home game naturally as favourites, which is not only measured by the fact that Feyenoord currently have an Austrian squad player in the squad, while Sturm have none. After all, Rotterdam was in the final of the European Cup last year, in the conference league final held for the first time, they lost 0-1 to AS Roma. Nevertheless, Sturm’s coach Christian Ilzer was quite optimistic during the celebrations, Feyenoord also messed up the start against Lazio (2:4).

Emegha suffered a shoulder injury

But then it was tempting only at the beginning, which Sturm revealed. After a couple of half-times, also for the guests of Graz, Iran’s Alireza Jahanbakhsh took the lead after nine minutes. Soon after, Emanuel Emegha, Steirer’s Dutch striker who had played for local rivals Rotterdam, was killed in a duel. He twisted his shoulder and was out injured.

It was the opposite of expectations. Iran’s Alireza Jahanbakhsh scored the lead after just nine minutes. Soon after, Emanuel Emegha, a Styrian Dutch striker who had played for local rivals Rotterdam, was killed in a duel. He twisted his shoulder and was out injured. He has scored three goals in six games so far.

The Grazers shook themselves briefly. Böving tried artistically to complete the cross (20th), but after half an hour the situation was already 0:3. First, Hancko beat Fersler with a one-two and after a bit of luck Jörg Siebenhandl with a shot through the legs. Then Danilo pushed in after a short passing game. Almost every shot at this point was a hit. It was fitting that Jahanbakhsh’s effort, deflected over the futilely flying Siebenhandl, went into the net to make it 4-0.

Changing pages did not bring improvement. Substitute Gimenez with a header (66′) and Idrissi with a deflected long-range shot (78′) added the fifth and sixth goals against a defense that had gone three games in a row without conceding.

Austria is subject to Poznan

Wiener Austria also suffered a heavy defeat in the conference league on Thursday. The Viennese lost 4-1 to Lech Posen, but were at least one point closer to Sturm. Although the Poles took the lead through Ishak after a counterattack (27′), Matthias Braunöder quickly managed to level it (29′). And a few minutes later, Manfred Fischer had a great chance to make it 2-1 with a penalty, but missed.

Austria's Reinhold Ranftl and Lech's goalscorer Michal Skoras.  - © REUTERS

Austria’s Reinhold Ranftl and Lech’s goalscorer Michal Skoras.


It was an even game for a long time, even after the break. But unlike Violetten, who appeared in white and pink this time, the Polish champion scored just over an hour later, albeit not entirely undeservedly. It was 3-1 thanks to a one-on-one in the penalty area by Norwegian substitute Kristoffer Velde, who fouled Reinhold Ranftl on loan from Schalke, and Velde scored the fourth goal after a free kick with a low shot. to the edge of the penalty area. In the parallel game, Villareal beat Hapoel Beer Sheva 2:1.(apa/sir).

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