PSV starts with a narrow victory at AZ on Eredivisieseizoen

PSV starts with a narrow victory at AZ on Eredivisieseizoen

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PSV is Saturday with a narrow home win on AZ started the new season in the Eredivisie. The team of coach Phillip Cocu was in his own house narrowly with 3-2 to strong.

Halfway through was the mode 1-1. AZ took the lead through Dabney dos Santos, and then gain Hirving Lozano gelijkmaakte. After taking a rest in PSV further away thanks to Gaston Pereiro and Marco van Ginkel.

The Eindhoven fans had, however, to the end, continue to fear, because from a penalty kick reduced striker Wout Weghorst, the backlog of AZ to 3-2. There remained, however, at.

The profit was a boost to coach Phillip Cocu, who is with PSV with a double defeat against NK Osijek in the third qualifying round of the Europa League bad the season had started.

Special guest at the match in the Philips Stadium was Diego Maradona. The Argentine legend was due to a training camp with his club, Fujairah near and made use of the opportunity to PSV-AZ to visit.

PSV too strong for AZ

Diego Maradona was present at PSV-AZ and that he also know.

Calvin Stengs ran a heavy injury.
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His replacement Dabney dos Santos put AZ ahead.
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Hirving Lozano signed for the equalizer.
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The rookie made a decent impression.
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Gaston Pereiro made it 2-1.
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Maradona came Ruud Gullit.
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Against AZ began PSV difficult. In particular, full Joshua Brenet had its hands full with Calvin Stengs. The only 18-year-old attacker from AZ had, however, barely five minutes after the play all starting with a very serious knee injury.

AZ was unlucky that PSV goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet in the tenth minute a shot distance of Alireza Jahanbakhsh from the top corner picked. On the other hand, lap, Jürgen Locadia, who in the striker to the striker again, the preference received over Luuk de Jong, right next to and Van Ginkel came on the legs of the AZ-goalkeeper Marco Bizot.

Yet, it was the team of trainer John van den Brom, who are on lead came. Weghorst wurmde is handsome past two PSV defenders and took a low cross substitute Dos Santos, who graduated.

In the 31st minute, PSV still at the same height. Asset Lozano, who has a good impression made, in the bosom touch in the short corner: 1-1. Cocu grabbed then by the weak playing Brenet exchange for Kenneth Paal. For peace and quiet was, in spite of several opportunities for both teams not scored.


After peace came to PSV a lot sharper out of the catacombs and that has resulted already in the 47th minute in the 2-1. Pereiro, who departed Davy Pröpper replaced in the base, played Jnas Svensson simple and scored with a low shot.

The Locals were not really there in order to push through and which offered AZ the opportunity to come back in the match. Weghorst was there in the 51st minute, but the striker shot next. Not much later had goalkeeper Sweet a couple of times rescue.

PSV turned again and Van Ginkel seemed to be the duel in the 76th minute in the slot to throw. The captain of the number three of last season shot the ball from a corner in two bodies behind Bizot.

From the tribune saw Maradona that the race remained, because Weghorst brought the voltage back by scoring from a penalty kick which was given after a violation of Van Ginkel on Jahanbakhsh. In the remaining minutes came PSV not really more in the problems.

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