Our forecast for this game in the Champions League:
Player in the spotlight (Elseid Hysaj):
On February 2nd, 1994, Elseid Hysaj was born. He is a defender from Albania and has played in the Italian Serie A for his entire professional career. He is expected to have a successful future in the sport. While playing for Shodra’s youth teams, Hysaj’s talent was noticed by Empoli scouts. After three years on the youth team, he was moved up to the first team.
Hysaj performed really well in his first three years as a first team regular, helping the Azzurri gain promotion to the top fight in the process. One season in Serie A proved enough for the right-sided defender to secure a big club move as he joined Napoli in the summer of 2015 and immediately nailed down a regular starting berth.
Hysaj is a versatile full-back who excels at both defensive duties and attacking runs. He is considered a modern player with a bright future ahead of him. The skilled footballer is an integral part of the Albania national team and will be competing in the Euro 2016 finals.
Highlighted Team (Feyenoord):
Back in 1908 football club Wilhemina was founded in the pub De Vereeniging and they played their home games in blue-sleeved red shirts and white shorts. The club’s name was changed to Hillesluise in 1909 and soon they became RVV Celeritas.
In 1912, the club was officially named SC Feijenoord. 12 years later, Feyenoord won the Eredivisie championship for the first time, and after 75 years they achieved their 14th domestic title with a 15-point lead over Willem II. They play their home matches at De Kuip, which can hold up to 51,117 spectators.
The biggest opponents of the club include Ajax, and they often compete against each other in a match called “der Klassieker.” Prominent figures such as Craig Bellamy, Gerrard Fox, Wouter Bos, and Raemon Sluiter are known to support the club. The football greats Johan Cruyff, Ruud Gullit, and Peter Houtman have all been players for Feyenoord in the past. Known as “De Trots van Zuid,” the team plays their home games wearing red and white shirts with black shorts.