Feyenoord began their Europa League campaign with a 4-2 loss at Lazio in Rome.

Feyenoord went into the game unbeaten this season but Arne Slot’s side were no match for Lazio, who went into the break 3-0 up.

Luis Albert finished one-on-one with Justin Bijlow after only four minutes before Felipe Anderson fired the hosts 2-0 up in the 15th minute. Matías Vecino then capped an excellent first half for Lazio, who found plenty of gaps in the Feyenoord defence.

Feyenoord improved in the second half but they still conceded a fourth after 63 minutes as Vecino got his second.

A minute later, Santiago Gimenez replaced the invisible Danilo and the forward saved some pride for Feyenoord by scoring twice before the end, firstly with a penalty and then a tap-in after a strike came back off the crossbar. Feyenoord thought they were given a penalty in the last minute and a chance to make it 4-3, but VAR overturned the decision.

A tough result for Feyenoord, who face Sturm Graz next week in De Kuip.

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