PSV loses to Leicester and stays out of Conference League semi – finals Football

Previously, Philips Stadium was sultry. PSV had not played such an important European game for a long time. Since 2011, the Eindhoven team has not reached the quarter-finals of any European tournament. After Leicester’s 0-0 draw, PSV had every chance of reaching the semi-finals.

Better ranking

We were talking about the Football Champions League then – PSV dropped out in the semi-finals with a late goal for AC Milan – and of course the conference league is of a different caliber, but the Netherlands is very enthusiastic about a new, third Europe. tournament. Due to the good results of the Dutch clubs in the conference league, the better classification in the leaderboard and possibly in the long run calls for an additional starting ticket for the Champions League.

PSV coach Roger Schmidt had to adjust his team to two positions compared to visiting England due to injuries from striker Noni Madueke and midfielder Olivier Boscagli. A French lawyer who had been receiving rehabilitation treatment for seven to eight months due to a serious knee injury received a heart from her companions when she came out with special T-shirts.


Schmidt had made up for the absence of both compared to Erick Gutierrez and Jordan Teze in their first game against Leicester City. The Mexican midfielder, who was banned last week, has once again formed a tandem with Ibrahim Sangaréga in midfield. Joey Veerman didn’t pace himself at all, and after a series of daring offensive runs he was too tired to help out in the defensive play. Teze formed a rear pair with André Ramalho, in which the Brazilian took on the role of Boscagli.

Eran Zahavi punishes Youri Tielemans for a ball loss (in the background) and scores 1-0.

Eran Zahavi punishes Youri Tielemans for a ball loss (in the background) and scores 1-0.

As in Leicester, Götzel was the first big player in the game. The German fired well, but hit the fists of the Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel with his shot. Leicester had a good opportunity to score the lead goal but the home team’s goalkeeper Harvey Barnes saved Ramalho’s shot that was headed for the top corner from the right. Yvon Mvogo was the scorer. After an equal opening phase, PSV emphatically took over, where Leicester City had done in England last week.

The No. 9 Premier League did not make a big contribution at this stage of the match, and after Mauro Junior put Schmeichel to work with good luck, PSV took the lead he deserved. After the loss of Youri Tielemans, Götze and Eran Zahavi put in a very good combination, which was crowned by an Israeli striker from a hard angle. The enthusiastic Philips Stadium exploded with joy for ninety minutes.

Leicester turns on

After a loss, Leicester pushed a little further, but PSV was relatively still behind. Teze shoots from a direct free kick but Timothy Castagne headed the ball wide.

PSV players are very happy after Eran Zahavi (left) 1: 0.

PSV players are very happy after Eran Zahavi (left) 1: 0.

The battle plan in PSV worked well with a good center line-up, where Sangaré and Gutierrez, who played almost flawlessly, kept a good balance, and Götze and the falling Veerman offered a lot of football with passes.

Leicester City used to be a favorite in the past, and this is not surprising for an option with an estimated transition value of over 500 million, three times the PSV option. With Leemester head coach Brendan Rodgers trying to make the game better with Ademola Lookman and Patson Daka.

Opportunities in Zahavi and Sangaré

The second half was a great back and forth game and opportunities on both sides. PSV escaped through the eye of the needle when Dakar and Maddison had great opportunities, but were also close to a 2-0 lead several times. Zahavi’s head was almost crossed, Veerman’s defeated shot just passed and Sangarél had a chance to score 2-0. Ivory Coast came close to bouncing the ball.

This turned out to be a decisive moment, because moments later the English tied it. Leicester came through the left side of PSV, where Philipp Max had just made his way to the young Frederik Oppegard, and Leicester’s strongest player, Maddison, left Mvogo with no chance.

Fresh forces

With thirteen minutes left, Leicester tried to avoid the extra time. With Ritsu Doan and Carlos Vinicius, Schmidt brought two fresh forces to Veerman and Zahav, and the Israeli striker could have switched sooner because the goalkeeper had difficulty walking on large pitches. After the draw, PSV came under severe pressure. After 88 minutes, a couple of quick and successful challenges followed by a shot from just outside the penalty area by Ayice Perezi might have resulted in another goal for Leicester. After a good combination in Leicester, Ricardo Pereira dived into the stadium of Philips Stadium: 1: 2.

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