The Super Eagles forward has been crucial in their journey to the first-ever UEFA Europa Conference League final, where they will face Jose Mourinho’s Roma in Tirana, Albania’s capital.
The final will take place on May 25th at the Arena Kombtare, with Feyenoord and Roma competing for the title.
The 27-year-old Nigerian forward helped Feyenoord qualify for the final after scoring 10 goals and two assists from the group stage to the final.
?⚪️⚫️ Cyriel Dessers has scored some great UECL goals this season ⚽️
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The striker has 10 goals in the Europa Conference League, making him the best scorer in the campaign. Dessers has proven time and time again that he can perform when it matters most.
In the group stages, the Nigerian international scored two goals against Maccabi, Union Berlin, and then a brace against Slavia Prague.
Cyriel Dessers scored two goals in the round of 16 first and second legs against Partizan, resulting in an 8-3 aggregate victory.
The forward also scored twice in a 10-goal thriller at home and away against Slavia Praha in the quarter-finals.
Dessers didn’t stop there; in the first leg of their semi-final match against Olympique de Marseille, the forward scored two more goals.
Sinisterra's assist ? Dessers' control and finish ?
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Both sides failed to capitalize on their chances in the second leg of their semi-final match, which ended in a goalless draw in Marseille.
Cyriel Dessers, who played for 90 minutes, created two scoring chances but couldn’t find the back of the net this time.
His goal-scoring brilliance helped Feyenoord reach the final, and the forward will no doubt be hoping to take home the golden boot as the competition’s top scorer.
Tirana, here we come!?
What a night in Marseille, what a team, what a everything ffs❤️? pic.twitter.com/ToFf7fo1Oe
— Cyriel Dessers (@CyrielDessers) May 6, 2022
Recall that Dessers joined Feyenoord on loan from Belgian First Division A outfit – Genk.
Following his struggle to secure a regular spot in the Smurfs’ starting XI — playing secondary role to compatriot Paul Onuachu – the move became unavoidable.
Will he return to Genk at the end of the season, or will Feyenoord make every effort to sign him on a permanent basis? ??
Meanwhile, Roma advanced to the final stage of the competition after defeating Leicester City at the Stadio Olimpico.
Tammy Abraham, an England international, scored the winner in the second leg of the semi-final against Leicester City following a 1-1 draw in the first leg at the King Power Stadium.
Leicester City were defeated 1-0 in the second leg, despite the fact that Kelechi Iheanacho and Ademola Lookman both featured for the Premier League side.
Iheanacho played for 45 minutes and only had one shot on target, while Lookman, who also played 45 minutes, had no shots but did create one chance.
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