Two first-half penalties were enough for Young Boys to condemn Feyenoord to their second defeat in the Europa League group stages.

Feyenoord headed to Switzerland top of the group but out of form after several poor results in the Eredivisie. Jaap Stam was also without Nicolai Jorgensen, meaning a front three of Sam Larsson, Luis Sinisterra and Steven Berghuis was chosen.

After only 14 minutes, Edgar Ie handled in the box leading to a penalty for the home side, which Roger Assalé scored to make it 1-0.

Young Boys dominated and just before the half-hour mark, goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer conceded another penalty. This time, Jean-Pierre Nsame took it and he calmly made it 2-0.

In the second half, Feyenoord looked more threatening but it did not result in a goal despite decent chances of Berghuis, Orkun Kokcu and Sinisterra.

Feyenoord now drops to the bottom of the group and must get revenge on the Swiss side in two weeks at De Kuip if they are to have a realistic chance of progression.




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