Feyenoord have reached the UEFA Youth League knockout stages after a 94th-minute penalty saw them defeat Napoli 4-3.

Feyenoord went into the game, which was played at Excelsior’s stadium, knowing a draw would be enough to see them through. However, they got off to a bad start with Alessio Zerbin firing the Italians ahead on 10 minutes.

The hosts took control after the early setback and eventually equalised on 33 minutes through Orkun Kökcü before Lutsharel Geertruida headed in a corner to make it 2-1 at half-time.

Feyenoord seemed on their way to a simple win when Kökcü curled in a free-kick to make it 3-1 just after the break. However, despite being reduced to ten men, Napoli thought back to level thanks to Ciro Palmieri strike and then a Gianluca Gaetano penalty.

In the 94th minute, Feyenoord were awarded a penalty of their own which El Bouchataoui netted to seal the victory. Feyenoord go through in second place behind Manchester City.




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