Football: Ueda on target as Feyenoord maintain title hopes

Japan striker Ayase Ueda scored his third goal of the season as Feyenoord kept their title hopes alive with a 3-1 win against Go Ahead Eagles in the Dutch top flight on Thursday.

The away win ensures that the Rotterdam club, who currently trail PSV by nine points at the top, will finish second in the Eredivisie and qualify for next season’s Champions League.

Feyenoord forward Ayase Ueda (left) goes on the attack during a Dutch top-division football match against Go Ahead Eagles on April 25, 2024 in Deventer, Netherlands. (kyodo)

Ueda, who has played mostly from the bench for Feyenoord, was given a start at center forward by manager Arne Slot.

In the 69th minute, with his team leading 2–1, the Samurai Blue attacker controlled the ball well from winger Kelvin Stengs and finished the ball under close marking from the right side of the box.

Slott made headlines before the match by confirming that he was in talks to take over as Liverpool manager after Jurgen Klopp parted ways with the English Premier League giants at the end of the season.

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