Feyenoord lost 2-0 at home to Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday evening leaving their Europa League hopes hanging by a thread.

Dick Advocaat brought Luciano Narsingh back into the starting eleven as Bryan Linssen replaced Nicolai Jorgensen through the middle. Tyrell Malacia and Orkun Kokcu also started.

Neither side created any chances of note in the opening stages as Feyenoord lost Bryan Linssen to a hamstring injury. Naoufal Bannis was his replacement.

On the stroke of half-time Uros Spajic went down with a clash of heads and while he was recovering on the sideline, Dinamo Zagreb were awarded a penalty for an alleged foul by Orkun Kokcu. Bruno Petkovic netted from the spot.

Eric Botteghin had to replace Spajic at the break as Feyenoord were dealt another injury blow. Seven minutes into the second half, Dinamo Zagreb doubled their lead as Feyenoord’s defence was picked apart and Lovro Majer fired into the net.

Feyenoord should have pulled one back with just over 20 minutes left but Bannis completely missed the ball after Berghuis pulled the ball back for the young striker.

That proved to be Feyenoord’s best chance as Dinamo Zagreb eased to the victory, which puts them into the knockout round. In the group’s other game, Wolfsberger won 1-0 at CSKA Moscow.

Feyenoord drop to third in the group and now need to beat Wolfsberger in Austria next week to avoid going out.

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