Bijlow was sent off with a red card in the final phase with IF Elfsborg (in the play-offs of the Conference League, winning 5-0), after a minor foul on a player who broke through. The red print may have been punished somewhat severely, but Bijlow does receive a suspension. However, the goalie only has to miss the return.
And that is positive, because then Bijlow can be used again in the group stage of the tournament. The fact that Feyenoord makes it to the group stage is a formality after Thursday’s impressive victory. In Sweden, second goalkeeper Ofir Marciano is likely to defend the goal.