Graziano Pelle reacts to first European goal; Jordy Clasie expresses emotion following Southampton debut

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Graziano Pelle and Jordy Clasie react to Southampton's 3-0 win over Dutch outfit Vitesse.

Southampton striker Graziano Pelle took to Twitter to reveal his delight after scoring his first European goal in the club's comprehensive 3-0 victory over Dutch outfit Vitesse Arnhem.

The Italian international scored the opening goal of the game as the south coast club emerged as 3-0 victors at St. Mary's on Thursday evening.

A physical presence up top, he combined well with his team-mates and he held ball up whenever called upon to do so.

Dusan Tadic then converted a penalty to double the lead after Saints winger Saido Mane was tripped in the area on the stroke of half-time, before substitutes Shane Long and Juanmi combined in the dying stages, as the former headed home to complete a 3-0 scoreline in favour of the hosts.

Meanwhile, summer signing Jordy Clasie expressed his pride after pulling on the Southampton shirt for his first competitive fixture.

The former Feyenoord midfielder gave an authoritative shift in the centre of the park, rarely losing possession as he dictated proceedings.

After a dominant European display, the signs are positive for Ronald Koeman and co.

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