Europa League: Inflatable banana thrown at Feyenoord-Roma game

Fourth official carries an inflatable banana down the touchline
The match was halted moments after referee Clement Turpin had shown Feyenoord substitute Mitchell Te Vrede a straight red card.

Feyenoord's Europa League match against visitors Roma was suspended for more than 10 minutes after an inflatable banana was thrown towards the pitch.

Several objects landed close to Roma's Ivory Coast striker Gervinho, who went on to score the winner in a 2-1 victory as the Italians progressed to the last 16 3-2 on aggregate.

"It was right to suspend play," said Roma coach Rudi Garcia.

"We could have opened a shop with all the objects thrown from the stands."

Gervinho later tweeted:external-link "The most important is that @OfficialASRoma is qualified, the rest ... #Forzaroma #FeyenoordROMA"

Both teams left the pitch in the 55th minute, after Feyenoord's Mitchell te Vrede was shown a straight red card for a challenge on Kostas Manolas.

Rotterdam police had detained 17 locals and one Italian before the game.

City mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb drafted an emergency order that police could invoke if hooligans begin rioting, giving police enhanced powers to detain fans and eject them from the city.

Feyenoord fans rioted in Rome before the round-of-32 first leg last week, clashing with police and damaging buildings.

In August 2014, Uefa ordered Feyenoord to close a section of their stadiumexternal-link for a European game and pay a €45,000 fine after their Champions League match against Besiktas was marred by racist chants and the throwing of missiles.

Meanwhile, Dutch media have reported Feyenoord coach Fred Rutten will leave the clubexternal-link at the end of the season, following their exit from the Europa League.

Rutten, 52, was appointed at the start of the season as Ronald Koeman's replacement on a one-year rolling contract.

Feyenoord lie third in the Dutch league, 20 points behind leaders PSV Eindhoven.

Roma's Adem Ljajic
Adem Ljajic celebrates the opening goal for Roma
Feyenoord fans
Feyenoord fans react after the opening goal
Roma fans
Roma fans are escorted to the stadium by Dutch police

Line-ups

Feyenoord

Formation 4-3-3

  • 16Vermeer
  • 23BoulahrouzBooked at 17minsSubstituted forManuat 55'minutes
  • 22van Beek
  • 5Kongolo
  • 18Nelom
  • 8El Ahmadi
  • 28Toornstra
  • 6ClasieBooked at 41mins
  • 26Karsdorp
  • 15Kazim-RichardsSubstituted forte Vredeat 30'minutesBooked at 54mins
  • 21VilhenaSubstituted forAchahbarat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Mulder
  • 4Mathijsen
  • 7Boëtius
  • 17Manu
  • 19te Vrede
  • 25Woudenberg
  • 29Achahbar

Roma

Formation 4-3-3

  • 28Skorupski
  • 35TorosidisBooked at 31mins
  • 44Manolas
  • 2Yanga-Mbiwa
  • 25Holebas
  • 20Keita
  • 16De Rossi
  • 15PjanicBooked at 45minsSubstituted forNainggolanat 74'minutes
  • 8LjajicSubstituted forIturbeat 74'minutes
  • 10TottiSubstituted forParedesat 83'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 27Kouassi

Substitutes

  • 3Cole
  • 4Nainggolan
  • 7Iturbe
  • 23Astori
  • 26De Sanctis
  • 32Paredes
  • 53Verde
Referee:
Clément Turpin

Match Stats

Home TeamFeyenoordAway TeamRoma
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home11
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home18
Away4

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Feyenoord 1, Roma 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Feyenoord 1, Roma 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Roma. Conceded by Rick Karsdorp.

  4. Post update

    Offside, Feyenoord. Jordy Clasie tries a through ball, but Elvis Manu is caught offside.

  5. Booking

    Leandro Paredes (Roma) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Leandro Paredes (Roma).

  7. Post update

    Jens Toornstra (Feyenoord) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Karim El Ahmadi (Feyenoord) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sven van Beek.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Feyenoord. Conceded by Seydou Keita.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Terence Kongolo (Feyenoord) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Anass Achahbar.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Feyenoord. Conceded by Kostas Manolas.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sven van Beek (Feyenoord) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Feyenoord. Conceded by Lukasz Skorupski.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jens Toornstra (Feyenoord) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Feyenoord. Anass Achahbar replaces Tonny Vilhena.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Gervinho (Roma).

  17. Post update

    Jordy Clasie (Feyenoord) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Roma. Leandro Paredes replaces Francesco Totti.

  19. Post update

    Offside, Roma. Francesco Totti tries a through ball, but Gervinho is caught offside.

  20. Post update

    Vasilis Torosidis (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Thursday 26th February 2015

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1B Mgladbach63301441012
2Villarreal6321157811
3FC Zürich62131014-47
4Apollon Limassol6105418-143

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Club Bruges6330102812
2Torino632193611
3HJK Helsinki6204511-66
4FC Copenhagen6114513-84

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Besiktas6330115612
2Tottenham632194511
3Asteras Tripolis6132710-36
4Partizan Belgrade602419-82

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1RB Salzburg65102181316
2Celtic62221011-18
3Dinamo Zagreb62041215-36
4Astra Giurgiu6114615-94

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dinamo Moscow660093618
2PSV Eindhoven62228808
3Estoril Praia612378-15
4Panathinaikos6024611-52

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Inter Milan633062412
2Dnipropetrovsk621345-17
3FK Qarabag613235-26
4Saint-Étienne605123-15

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Feyenoord6402106412
2Sevilla632185311
3HNK Rijeka621378-17
4Standard Liege6114410-64

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Everton6321103711
2Wolfsburg63121410410
3FK Krasnodar6132712-56
4Lille604239-64

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Napoli6411113813
2BSC Young Boys6402137612
3Sparta Prague6312116510
4Slovan Bratislava6006120-190

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dynamo Kyiv6501124815
2Aalborg BK6303510-59
3Steaua Bucharest621311927
4Rio Ave6114510-54

K

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Fiorentina6411114713
2Guingamp631276110
3PAOK Salonika621310737
4Dinamo Minsk6114314-114

L

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Legia Warsaw650172515
2Trabzonspor631286210
3KSC Lokeren631244010
4Metalist Kharkiv6006310-70
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