Barça shoot European hope PSV to smithereens

Luuk de Jong of PSV frustrated during the match against FC Barcelona.

In a group with Barcelona, Inter and Tottenham Hotpsur shows that PSV just lack something to do with it really in the kampioenenbal. On the crucial moments is the ball is just wrong, or decision to the referee in the disadvantage of the champion. Nonetheless, there was after four games is still a small chance on the third place in the group and thus a ticket for the Europa League.

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Van Bommel said before the game that his team ’risk had to be take to see results against the Catalans. And thus left the Locals immediately apply in the opening stages. Hirving Lozano was quickly onregelmentair interrupted by Sergio Busquets at about twenty metres from the goal. Gastón Pereiro put himself behind the ball, but goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen saved the ball from the corner. From the subsequent corner got Luuk de Jong a schietkans, but are rollertje with links was an easy prey for the German final item.


After a quarter of an hour came the best chance for the team of Van Bommel. Pereiro shot the ball with the inside of the foot beautifully at goal, but the pole held a lead against. In the rebound after bad uitverdedigen of the champion of Spain, was Pablo Rosario a good schietkans, but also this attempt ran aground in beauty.

The first real feat of the team of trainer Ernesto Valverde – a shot from Philippe Coutinho, bounced just next to the goal of goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet. In the 24th minute had Pereiro, practically eye-to-eye with Ter Stegen, must score. The Uruguayan wipte the leather unfortunately over instead of into the goal. PSV had at that moment for sure on lead.

Gaston Pereiro throws the ball just over.

Lat and pole

Still, Barcelona are also possibilities. A half-bicycle kick from Arturo Vidal was out of the intersection gekopt by Rosario. The subsequent corner kick by Angelino of the line met. Also Lionel Messi was a few times close to a hit, but was Sweet in his way.

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The final stage of the first half was exemplary for the Champions League campaign of PSV so far. A header from De Jong landed on the crossbar, the rebound of Rosario on the pole. PSV had therefore already three times the aluminum hit. And so was the rest with a 0-0 is reached, something PSV – with inspiration played – was allowed to charge.


After rest failed PSV for the pressure to continue to step up, though it was Rosario in the 59th minute close to a goal with a level of distance. An ancient law that came a minute later in operation. Messi showed Jeroen Zoet, on the other side of the field won’t stand a chance with a snap shot with the left: 0-1. Not a deserved position, but that the team had of Van Bommel themselves to blame.

The delay ensured that PSV the moment was lost. Barcelona got some schietkansen, but Sweet kept the champion on the leg. In the 70th minute was the game decided. Messi made a free kick with seeming ease for the feet of Gerard Pique, who is a bit surprised it seemed, but was very council did with the windfall: 0-2.

Still, the chances of rain for PSV, but Steven Bergwijn and Lozano had the visor not as sharp. The ball would simply not be in, so it seemed.

Just not

But anyway, knew De Jong earned PSV hit the inside heads, in the 82nd minute, he tapped Pique in the air: 1-2. Second half had seen the kansenverhouding have been valid, but it drew the European campaign of PSV: it was – in a heavy pool – all just the right side.

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