Super Eagles Striker, Cyriel Dessers Sets Amazing Record in Inaugural Europa Conference League

Super Eagles Striker, Cyriel Dessers Sets Amazing Record in Inaugural Europa Conference League

  • Cyriel Dessers has emerged as the first ever top scorer in the inaugural UEFA Europa Conference League
  • The Super Eagles striker scored a total of 10 goals as he led Feyenoord to the final of the competition where they lost to the Italian side, Roma
  • Dessers was in action in the final but failed to extend his goal tally in the competition against a defensively solid Roma side

Cyriel Dessers has etched his name in the history books in the inaugural UEFA Europa Conference League which came to an entertaining end on Wednesday, May 25.

The Super Eagles forward have emerged as the first-ever top goal scorer in the competition which was introduced by the European football body.

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Super Eagles Striker, Cyriel Dessers scored 10 goals in the UEFA Europa Conference League to emerge as the top scorer. Photo by Chris Brunskill
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According to a report via Complete Sports, Dessers emerged as the top scorer with 10 goals for Feyenoord, pipping AS Roma’s Tammy Abraham to the top prize with just one goal.

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The 27-year-old forward was on the losing side however in the final as Jose Mourinho’s inspired Roma pipped Feyenoord 1-0 in the game played in Tirana, Albania.

Dessers could not add to his goal tally against the Italian Serie A side as Nicolo Zaniolo’s 32nd-minute goal was enough to ensure AS Roma secured their first-ever European title.

Dessers hold talks with Feyenoord regarding future

Meanwhile, Super Eagles striker, Cyriel Dessers has hinted he may stay at the Eredivisie club, Feyenoord beyond this season Goal reports.

The 27-year-old forward has enjoyed a stellar season with the Dutch side after helping them reach the final of the Europa Conference League.

Dessers joined Feyenoord on loan from Belgian top division side, KRC Genk after failing to get regular playing time with the club.

Super Eagles striker condemns AS Roma’s style of play

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Cyril Dessers ended up on the losing side in the final of the Europa Conference League after Dutch side, Feyenoord lost 1-0 to AS Roma on Wednesday, May 25.

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The 27-year-old attacker has now expressed his disappointment after the game and revealed the loss to Jose Mourinho’s team hurts.

The Feyenoord attacker also accused the AS Roma players of being too physical in the final against the Dutch side.

Source: Sports Brief News