The time has come: for the 24th time is PSV eindhoven football champion of the Netherlands. These are the ten most important moments that the Locals to the title helped.
1. June 19, 2017: PSV saves started with Lozano
After six months of negotiation is actually managed: PSV has the biggest talent of Mexico. To Hirving Lozano for eight million euro capture was as technical manager Marcel Brands says “some creativity required” and the international will be possible, but for a year, in our humble League, but that makes the Locals not so happy.
Certainly not, because the vleugelspeler with nine goals in his first eight Eredivisiewedstrijden the expectations more than lives up to. In the months that follow, it drops moyenne of Lozano, but his contribution to the championship title is great.
2. August 3, 2017: Failure in Europe
It is one of the blackest pages of the club history of PSV. After an embarrassing 0-1 thuisnederlaag against Osijek is the tiny Croatian club – with a smaller budget (3 million euro) than Excelsior – also in their own stadium with 1-0 too strong and so is the Europa League-the adventure of the team of coach Phillip Cocu after one round is over. Blessing in disguise is that the European power off the trainer room to during the training to mold his team. The focus – a word that Cocu is happy to use – can be fully on the league.
3. 10 september 2017: Cocu may remain after zeperd in Heerenveen
With the European demise is still fresh in the memory is also going in the Premier league wrong. After six minutes, it is in the Abe Lenstra Stadium already 2-0 for Heerenveen and that is also the end position against the powerless PSV. It does the pressure on Cocu increase. While the name of Mark van Bommel, increasingly, is the question of whether the expiration date of the trainer after more than four years has elapsed. The clubleiding thinks not. Cocu continues and prompt wins PSV ten Eredivisiewedstrijden in a row.
4. 13 september 2017: Feyenoord hear the Champions League hymn
The are the weeks in which Johan Derksen each episode of Football Inside calls that Feyenoord whistling champion will be. Almost no one looks strange. With four victories in the first four Eredivisiewedstrijden attracts the team of trainer Giovanni van Bronckhorst of the line of the kampioensjaar by, while Rotterdam eagerly looks forward to the first Champions League adventure in fifteen years. But after the first game in the miljoenenbal, at home against Manchester City (0-4), is the euphoria way.
In fact, the unsuccessful European campaign cut it in the Premier league hard at Feyenoord, that in two months ‘ time, but one time wins. Even before the winter break PSV a major competitor in the battle for the title will be lost.
5. September 24, 2017: Ajax remains mired in recession
A wayward Arena to see Ajax with 1-2 losses of Vitesse. Exactly four months after the Europa League final seems to be nothing left of the young, frolicsome Ajax under coach Peter Bosz of praise from all over Europe. Bosz’ successor Marcel Emperor moddert especially in the first weeks of the Eredivisieseizoen with the team, while leading PSV a hole stores.
Quiet is a whole season not in the Arena, where before the winter break, it is concluded that the inexperienced Emperor the trainerschap of Ajax can’t handle. Successor Erik ten Hag says at his appointment that champion will be the absolute objective is, but the gap with PSV is only but larger.
6. November 5, 2017: The happiness hold on to ‘lucky PSV
Sjaak Swart is difficult to escape from. “It is incredible, PSV will get everything presented in”, complains the ter-following his departure to chelsea. It is this season lucky Ajax, but to the Locals, is everything, it seems. Whether it’s quality or happiness, against PEC Zwolle (0-1) and Heracles Almelo (1-2) picks up a PSV in the last second, the full points and then get the leader this season, also had ten more penalties, all to go in. That last is definitely not a coincidence.
The most ‘lucky’ match of PSV is the thuisduel in november with FC Twente. Again wins PSV in the last minute (4-3), this time because Twente defender Stefan Thesker the ball into his own goal slips.
7. February 3, 2018: The resurrection of Luuk de Jong
Of captain and clubtopscorer to grootverdiener on the bank. It seemed last season and, occasionally, as if Luuk de Jong scoring and maybe even the football and lost the ability to was. No one in Eindhoven seems too sorry about it as he last summer seems to leave to Girondins Bordeaux, but the transfer ricochets off and The Young knokt back in the base.
After the winter break he has even a couple of times, the aanvoerdersband and – not unimportant for a striker – he scores again. Personal highlight is the game against PEC, PSV, thanks to three goals from him by no less than 4-0 wins. After nearly three years, finally again a hattrick of The Young, who two months later also the important 2-0 in the championship swim meet against Ajax.
8. February 25, 2018: double win in The Cockpit
It is almost hard prick the past couple of seasons: PSV lose in The Cockpit. Also this siezoen it happens, but only in the KNVB-cup. In the Eredivisie hear PSV is short for the top match against Feyenoord that rival Ajax at home against ADO Den Haag remained stuck at 0-0, and that gives wings. By goals from Santiago Arias, Steven Bergwijn and Gaston Pereiro wins PSV sovereign with 3-1 in The Cockpit. It is a double win. Kuipsyndroom overcome and Ajax at an even greater disadvantage.
9. April 7, 2018: Five bizarre minutes in Alkmaar
In Amsterdam is already almost agreed. AZ state twenty minutes before time with 2-0 against PSV and so is the Premier league exciting again. At least, so it seems. In five bizarre minutes PSV order by goals of Pereiro, Lozano and Marco van Ginkel, and is suddenly 2-3 in the AFAS Stadium. Only one horde and PSV is champion.
10. April 15, 2018: The decisive blow against Ajax
A droomscenario for PSV: calculated in own home against Ajax can the Locals the title suits. For the Locals, who in december with a 3-0 PSV won in the Arena, the duel in the Philips Stadium, is the last chance to the title of any tension. But PSV is much too strong and will win with 3-0. It gives the third title in the last four season extra shine.