Feyenoord to face Sturm Graz in Europa League as both teams eye top group spot


Feyenoord will take on Sturm Graz in a Europa League clash on Thursday, as both teams eye the top spot in their group.

The matchday five clash will be held at Sturm’s home ground Stadion Graz Liebenau and Norwegian referee Espen Eskas will officiate the game at 1900 GMT.

Sturm Graz, Feyenoord, Lazio and FC Midtjylland in Group F are all level on five points.

The first group match between Sturm Graz and Feyenoord saw the latter winning 6-0. Feyenoord are top of the group with a goal difference.

The Austrian side has a goal difference of minus 5 and are bottom of the group.

Midtjylland and Lazio are in second and third place, respectively.

With hopes of securing a spot in the group, the Biancocelesti will host the Danish club at Stadio Olimpico-Rome at 1645 GMT.

The team that finishes in first place will directly go to the last 16 of the event, while the second-place team will face a playoff against a club that is knocked out of the Champions League.

Matchday 5 fixtures:

Group A

PSV Eindhoven – Arsenal

Zurich – Bodo/Glimt

Group B

AEK Larnaca – Dynamo Kyiv

Fenerbahce – Rennes

Group C

Ludogorets Razgrad – Real Betis

HJK Helsinki – Roma

Group D

1. FC Union Berlin – Sporting Braga

Malmo FF – Union Saint-Gilloise

Group E

Manchester United – Sheriff Tiraspol

Omonia Nicosia – Real Sociedad

Group F

Lazio – FC Midtjylland

SK Sturm Graz – Feyenoord

Group G

Nantes – FK Qarabag

SC Freiburg – Olympiakos

Group H

Red Star Belgrade – Trabzonspor

Ferencvarosi – Monaco

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