Cyriel Dessers bags brace in Feyenoord's Europa Conference League win

Cyriel Dessers bags brace in Feyenoord's Europa Conference League win

Toyosi Afolayan

Cyriel Dessers scored two goals to help Feyenoord beat Olympique Marseille in the first leg of their UEFA Europa Conference League semifinal tie.

The Super Eagles striker was the star player in the intriguing encounter as he helped his side put a foot in the final of the competition's inaugural season.

Ahead of the game, Dessers had promised to continue his red hot form in front of goal and he did become a man of his word.

The home team broke the deadlock through Cyriel Dessers in the 18th minute of the game.

Luis Sinisterra who had provided the opener for the Nigerian turned scorer as he doubled the lead just two minutes after. 

ROTTERDAM - (lr), Boubacar Kamara of Olympique de Marseille, Cyriel Dessers of Feyenoord, Olympique de Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda during the UEFA Conference League semifinal match between Feyenoord and Olympique Marseille at Feyenoord Stadion de Kuip on April 28, 2022 in Rotterdam, Netherlands

The visitors drew one back through Bamba Dieng in the 28th minute.

However the Rotterdam side went on to concede an equalizer five minutes into halftime. 

Cyriel Dessers completed his brace with a fine finish in the 46th minute of the game. His 46th minute strike proved to be the winner for Feyenoord. 

Dessers have now scored 10 goals, assisted 2 in 11 Europa Conference League games. Watch the goals HERE

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