Feyenoord is the boss of PSV in the cup, Eindhoveners are furious from the field

Quinten Timber

NOS Football

The Legion, the proverbial ‘twelfth man’ in De Kuip, has finally managed to shout Feyenoord past PSV in its own stadium. After things went wrong earlier this season in the match for the Johan Cruijff Shield (0-1) and the competition (1-2), it turned out that ‘three times is a charm’ in the overdue match in the eighth finals of the KNVB Cup. : 1-0.

The guests came off the field in Rotterdam angry. The people of Eindhoven felt robbed because Noa Lang had not received a penalty in the second half after he was knocked to the ground.

Counter remains at forty

For PSV, which leads the Premier League with no less than ten points ahead of title holder Feyenoord, it was the first defeat at national level (league and cup) in exactly a year. Since the 1-0 at FC Emmen, there have been forty games in a row with at least one draw on the field, a record that PSV shares with itself (2000-2001) and Feyenoord (1978/1979).

The quarter-finals are not yet complete. On Thursday, stunt team Hercules, responsible for the elimination of Ajax in December, will visit SC Cambuur. Their confrontation could not take place last week, because the field in Utrecht proved unplayable due to the winter conditions.

KNVB Cup quarter-final draw

February 6 (8 p.m.) NEC – ADO The Hague
February 7 (6:45 p.m.) Hercules/SC Cambuur – Vitesse
February 7 (9 p.m.) Feyenoord – AZ
February 8 (8 p.m.) FC Groningen – Fortuna Sittard

PSV suffered its first loss of points last Sunday in its eighteenth competition match of the season by drawing 1-1 at FC Utrecht. The poor condition of the field in the Galgenwaard – in addition to the absence of designer Joey Veerman and the aggressive approach of the home team – was seen as one of the causes for the disappointing play of the unapproachable leader in the Premier League.

Outside of pole

In De Kuip, Peter Bosz’s men, who again missed Veerman and the Moroccan Ismael Saibari in midfield, were presented with a billiard cloth.

A coaching PSV trainer Peter Bosz

But the first chance came within half a minute for the home team, as expected, who started furiously. ‘Cup goalkeeper’ Joël Drommel took Santiago Gimenez’s slider. Justin Bijlow, the closing post at the other end, moments later created an opportunity for Johan Bakayoko with a poor ball touch.

After about fifteen minutes, former Feyenoord player Guus Til was unlucky when his header – he extended a cross from Hirving Lozano – hit the outside of the post. It illustrated that PSV certainly did not go into its shell in De Kuip.

Timber breaks spell

Feyenoord was dangerous around the half-hour mark with shots from David Hancko (for Drommel) and Igor Paixão (just over), after which Quinten Timber broke the ban moments later. He surprised Drommel from the edge of the penalty area with a hard slide from the turn into the far corner: 1-0.

Quinten Timber scores

Shortly before half time, Jordan Teze launched Til with a sleek ball over Gernot Trauner and Hancko. Bijlow prevented the equalizer, while Gimenez missed the mark when the ball was suddenly at his feet.

PSV, with Mauro Junior and Patrick van Aanholt for Malik Tillman and André Ramalho after the break, went on the hunt for the equalizer and almost got it when Bakayoko was able to score after a passed cross. He came across Bijlow, who received help from Hancko with Til’s rebound.

No penalty

Feyenoord, which tried to take the pace out of the match, had been warned. Especially when Lozano was replaced by Noa Lang, the scorer of the only goal in the match for the Johan Cruijff Shield and brought back slowly after his long-term hamstring injury.

The substitute quickly received a yellow card for protesting too strongly because he thought he deserved a penalty when Mats Wieffer tapped him or not. The whole of PSV screamed for a penalty. However, the VAR was not heard and so a penalty for PSV and a second yellow card for Wieffer were not given.

Noa Lang complains to referee Dennis Higler

Lang was also at the basis of what should have been the 1-1. However, finisher Til had been offside. Just before that, Wieffer had twice failed to score the 2-0. Drommel reacted well to a bet by Trauner.

While Feyenoord coach Arne Slot was still keeping his powder dry and had only brought Javairô Dilrosun for Nieuwkoop, Bosz brought his last fresh forces into the field. The invisible striker Luuk de Jong, who had again failed to score as a PSV player in De Kuip, and Bakayoko made way for Ricardo Pepi and Yorbe Vertessen.

However, that last offensive impulse remained without results.

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