PSV smell title after unprecedented thriller in Alkmaar

In a truly insane duel PSV has a giant step taken towards the title. The leader turned on a visit to AZ in five minutes time behind 2-0 to a 2-3 victory.

PSV goes off after 2-3

With the eye on the cracker against Ajax the following week was taken in Alkmaar, sleutelduel for PSV. With a win at AZ would be the team of coach Phillip Cocu, with a good buffer to the game against the Amsterdammers start. On any other result would Ajax the hole tomorrow can reduce to four or five points with a victory at Heracles Almelo.

AZ wanted to once and for all deal with the stories that never even won a season. Trainer John van den Brom sent his team, surprisingly enough, the field with five defenders: Thomas Ouwejan, Stijn Wuytens, Ron Vlaar, Ricardo van Rhijn and Jonas Svensson. That was at the expense of the rise of Oussama Idrissi.

Chance Koopmeiners and The Young

PSV had to do without the suspended Steven Bergwijn, who as expected was replaced by Gaston Pereiro. AZ went off to dynamic start in the private AFAS Stadium and got after five minutes an imposed opportunity. Teun Koopmeiners had the ball close to the wire, but with a great sliding tackle prevented Daniel Schwaab that the ball in the PSV goal ended up. The Locals came in the following minutes, just barely under the Cheese press, but survived a difficult initial phase.

As the first half progressed it was the team of Phillip Cocu stronger. The greatest danger to peace came from Luuk de Jong, who is already falling on the pole, headlined and also a goal disallowed could be due to offside. That’s what happened to the striker soon after resting again and also this time it was for good reason.

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Weghorst strikes

PSV started nevertheless strong to the second company. Marco van Ginkel shot shortly after the new hit of The Young flies. AZ came in the first ten minutes difficult of the own half, but then struck out of nowhere. A bet of Guus Lift was still turned by Jeroen Zoet, but the rebound was easy prey for the walking Wout Weghorst. The new international lap cold-blooded touch: 1-0.

Eight minutes later they were at it again. Svensson sent Alireza Jahanbakhsh away with a clever ball. The Iranian kept the overview, and laid a cross exactly on the head of Weghorst, who cleverly tap headlined: 2-0. PSV wrong, therefore, suddenly in big trouble and was threatened with duration loss of points.

From 2-0 to 2-3

Until there is a bizarre last quarter came. First lap Pereiro de aansluitingstreffer within, after AZ the ball away from the own penalty area. Then went to AZ goalkeeper Marco Bizot in brutal way in the error. The final item on the wanted Hirving Lozano to play, but that did not happen. The Mexican went bright by and saw the ball through his foot in the AZ goal end: 2-2.

Jeroen Zoet tries Wout Weghorst of scoring to keep

A few minutes later, the turnaround is complete. Arbitrator Kevin Blom ruled heavily by a slight push from Ron Vlaar on The Young to punish with a penalty kick, which flawlessly was used by Van Ginkel: 2-3. The remainder of Eindhoven crowd was euphoric, but was shocked when AZ ten minutes before the time at 3-3 seemed to come out. Van Rhijn tapped the ball from a free kick behind the Sweet, but did that in buitenspelpositie. His hit was therefore rejected.

In the final stage came to AZ with ten men, after Vlaar the broken Lozano to the ground worked. With a man more attracted PSV the victory over the finish line. One that will linger in Alkmaar and Eindhoven. Next week PSV the championship title safeguard when it is the topper win of Ajax.


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