Feyenoord starts on Thursday with Uros Spajic and Jens Toornstra in the away match against CSKA Moscow in the group stage of the Europa League. Eric Botteghin has to settle for a place on the bench.
Feyenoord plays in the snow
Spajic was missing last Sunday in the away match against Fortuna Sittard (1-3 loss). The defender had been quarantined as a precaution due to a corona infection in the Serbian national team, of which he was a part last week.
Spajic takes Botteghin’s place in the heart of the defense against CSKA. Compared to the duel with Fortuna, coach Dick Advocaat makes no further changes to his position.
There were doubts about the employability of Toornstra against CSKA, because he had minor complaints about the match against Fortuna. The midfielder can therefore just play.
Feyenoord still has a long list of injuries. Justin Bijlow, Sven van Beek, Ridgeciano Haps, Tyrell Malacia, Leroy Fer, Christian Conteh, Luis Sinisterra and Robert Bozeník, for example, cannot be used against CSKA.
Chidera Ejuke appears at the kick-off at CSKA Moscow. The Nigerian attacker played for sc Heerenveen last season.
Weather conditions will also play a role in Moscow. With temperatures around freezing, it is quite cold in the Russian capital, where it is currently snowing.
Feyenoord and CSKA Moscow also faced each other in the Europa League at the beginning of November. Then the team from Rotterdam booked a nice 3-1 victory in De Kuip.
The match between CSKA Moscow and Feyenoord starts at 6.55 pm in the VEB Arena and is led by Estonian referee Kristo Tohver.
CSKA Moscow line-up: Akinfeev; Zaynutdinov, Diveyev, Magnússon, Schennikov; Maradishvili, Vlasic, Oblyakov; Sigurdsson, Chalov, Ejuke.
Line-up Feyenoord: Marsman; Nieuwkoop, Spajic, Senesi, Geertruida; Toornstra, Diemers, Kökcü; Berghuis, Jørgensen, Linssen.