Feyenoord bounced back from their defeat to Rangers two weeks ago with a shock 2-0 victory over an in-form Porto in De Kuip.

Feyenoord have earned some criticism for their performances so far this season but at home in Europe they have been fantastic so far with comfortable wins over Hapoel Beer Sheva and Dinamo Tbilisi.

However, Porto were a team in good form heading to De Kuip and the Portuguese giants dominated the early stages. Shoya Nakajima went close with a free-kick before Ze Luis put a great chance over the bar.

Feyenoord were cautious early on but grew out of their shell as the match progressed. Their biggest chance came just before the break when Rick Karsdorp’s cross was almost deflected into his own net by Ivan Marcano. At the other end, Kenneth Vermeer was forced into an excellent reflex save from a corner.

Five minutes into the second half, Feyenoord took the lead with Jens Toornstra finding the bottom corner after Augustín Marchesín had saved from Sam Larsson.

The goal erupted the home crowd and Feyenoord began to dominate with Steven Berghuis hitting the bar before Larsson hit the post. Porto were also close to an equaliser on several occasions with Otávio hitting the crossbar before Luis Díaz also hit the woodwork.

In the 80th minute, Feyenoord sealed the victory thanks to an excellent solo run and finish from Karsdorp.

The victory means all four teams in the group currently have three points after Young Boys defeated Rangers 2-1 in the other group game.

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