0:30 – An overview of the most important news of the evening before in the section ‘Missed FCUpdate.nl yesterday. With a summary of everything you’ve missed, you’re back up to date with the latest football news. These were the most important news facts on Thursday 24 February.
Historical coefficient chances with five teams European active
The Dutch clubs have had an excellent coefficient week. Ajax previously played a draw against Benfica and thus won 0.2 point. Thursday evening the PSV in Israel won the same, but weekly Vitesse at home (0.8 point this week), resulting in the Netherlands for the first time in history with five (!) teams active in European competitions.
PSV survives exciting final and continues in Conference League
PSV has reached the eighth final of the Conference League. Roger Schmidt’s team recorded a 1-1 draw at Maccabi Tel Aviv on Thursday evening. After last week’s 1-0 victory in the Philips Stadium, that was enough to survive the intermediate round. PSV came in as a substitute in the final phase, but still had to be strong in injury time. The game was briefly interrupted in the second half.
Vitesse bites off and continues a special adventure
Vitesse qualified for the eighth final of the Conference League on Thursday evening ten costs from Rapid Wien. Where the Arnhem team went down 2-1 in Austria, they never ran into problems at home: 2-0. Adrian Grbic and Matus Bero advanced their team to the next round.
Van Bronckhorst completes stunt against Dortmund with Rangers
Rangers reached the eighth final of the Europa League on Thursday evening. After last week’s stunt, the team of coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst finished the job in front of its own audience against Borussia Dortmund (2-2). Donyell Malen was accurate at Ibrox, but could not save the German team from an early European elimination.
Frenkie de Jong guides ‘old-fashioned’ FC Barcelona to great heights
The fans of FC Barcelona had a very difficult year, but on Thursday evening there was finally an old-fashioned lot to enjoy. With Frenkie de Jong and Pedri as the absolute stars and directors in the midfield (2-4). The way in which even more joy ensures that the eighth final of the Europa League was reached.