In an emotional evening that saw Ibrox pay tribute to Fernando Ricksen, Feyenoord went down 1-0 to Rangers in the Europa League.

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Before the game began, a minute silence was held for Ricksen, who passed away on Wednesday, In the second minute, the crowd applauded the memory of the former Rangers, Fortuna and AZ midfielder.

Feyenoord made a positive start and Sam Larsson should of scored the opener but he could only find the side netting after Orkun Kokcu’s strike was parried.

In the tenth minute, Rangers were awarded a penalty when Edgar Ie was penalised for the ball hitting his raised arm. James Tavernier hit the post with his spot-kick.

After that, Feyenoord were overrun by the home side and the woodwork came to their rescue again to deny Scott Arfield. However, Sheyi Ojo finally gave the home side the lead with a great strike in the 23rd minute.

Kenneth Vermeer then prevented further goals before the break with a fine double save from Alfredo Morelos.

Feyenoord should have equalised minutes into the second half but Eric Botteghin could only head wide from a free header. Leroy Fer and Steven Berghuis also went close but an equaliser was not found.

Nicolai Jørgensen and Jens Toornstra were introduced from the bench but neither could lift Feyenoord and Rangers held on for the victory.

A very poor start to the group for Feyenoord who have tougher games against Porto and Young Boys to come.

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