Eindhoven can go, PSV champion after goal-rich victory over Sparta: ‘Here in the south!’ | Championship fever PSV

Eindhoven can go, PSV champion after goal-rich victory over Sparta: ‘Here in the south!’ | Championship fever PSV
Eindhoven can go, PSV champion after goal-rich victory over Sparta: ‘Here in the south!’ | Championship fever PSV

The party can start in Eindhoven: PSV was crowned national champion of the Netherlands for the first time in six years on Sunday afternoon. Despite a difficult start, Sparta was defeated 4-2 in the Philips Stadium. PSV once again proved that there is no size on the team.

A wave of relief came from the stands in the Philips Stadium after 68 minutes. All week long people in Eindhoven and surrounding areas were looking forward to a PSV championship celebration, but it was not that simple against Sparta Rotterdam. Until Olivier Boscagli scored the 3-2 goal with a beautiful volley and the party broke out in the stadium.

“Here in the south!” and ‘Stand up for the champion!’, among others, echoed from the stands. The tens of thousands of PSV supporters knew after Boscagli’s liberating goal: now it simply cannot go wrong, that 25th national title will really come. There was no longer any doubt that that title would come, especially after the 0-8 at SC Heerenveen last week.

Title stress

Yet PSV was overcome by title stress against Sparta on Sunday afternoon. Peter Bosz’s team played one of the fewest games in its own stadium, in fact: Sparta was simply better in the first fifteen minutes and ended up 0-1 through Metinho. He took advantage of Malik Tillman’s bumbling and an oversight by Joey Veerman.

Then the crowd got behind it and PSV put its affairs in order. Jerdy Schouten was alert to a corner from Veerman and saw the ball fall through his chest and Nick Olij: 1-1. A little later it became 2-1, after Luuk de Jong – he was one of the few who did reach his level – put good pressure. The captain remained cool and offered Johan Bakayoko an opportunity not to be missed.

Great joy

With such a lead, the tension is often lost this season, but not this time: Sparta quickly got back to 2-2, because Koki Saito shot the ball into the net via Boscagli. To the horror of the Monegasque, who is experiencing such a stable season. The joy was great when he managed to score himself after the break.

Because even in the second half things did not go well for PSV initially. Sparta started better again, but now there were no goals conceded. And in the 68th minute, Boscagli made it 3-2 with a fantastic volley from a free kick. And 10 minutes later, Jordan Teze ended all the tension by scoring a good shot from a counter: 4-2.

That’s it. And so PSV won the 25th national title in club history.

Benitez; Teze (88. Sambo), Ramalho (58. Lozano), Boscagli, Mauro Júnior (88. Van Aanholt); Schouten, Til (58. Saibari), Veerman; Bakayoko, de Jong (76. Pepi), Tillman.

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End of second half

PSV is champion of the Netherlands for the 25th time in club history.


Jonathan de Guzman is replaced by Charles-Andreas Brym


Bart Vriends is replaced by Rick Meissen


Mike Eerdhuijzen is replaced by Tijs Velthuis


Mauro Júnior is replaced by Patrick van Aanholt


Jordan Teze is replaced by Shurandy Sambo


Saïd Bakari is replaced by Sergi Rosanas


4-2 GOAL by Jordan Teze!

Over and out. PSV will become champions this afternoon. Jordan Teze joins in the celebration. A pass from Tillman is well extended by Ricardo Pepi, after which Teze can only approach Olij and remains cool-headed.


Luuk de Jong is replaced by Ricardo Pepi


De Jong sits down

The PSV captain is in the center circle and needs treatment. It is unclear what is going on, but the striker is being changed.


3-2 GOAL by Olivier Boscagli!

The liberating goal: Boscagli gets the ball past Olij with half a bicycle kick. The defender was passed the ball by Veerman, who took a free kick very well.


Yellow card for Tobias Lauritsen


Lozano gets the chance to score three times, but none of the attempts reach Nick Olij’s goal. Still 2-2 in Eindhoven. Another half hour.


André Ramalho is replaced by Hirving Lozano


Guus Til is replaced by Ismael Saibari


Camiel Neghli is replaced by Shunsuke Mito


The match is at a standstill more than there is football being played. First De Jong remains injured, then it is a Sparta player who needs treatment. Neghli is ultimately unable to continue after Tillman accidentally fell on his foot.


Sparta on the counter

The visitors get a lot of space in transition, but Mauro Junior is well positioned. In the replay it also turned out to be offside, so if something had really happened, the party would have been canceled for Sparta.


Second half kicked off


End of first half

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