– Practice match | PSV also records a draw in the second practice match

The main team also drew its second friendly match under the Spanish sun. The meeting with the German Hamburger SV, which was divided into two separate matches of 45 minutes, ended in 2-2 and 0-0 respectively. Luuk de Jong was of great value to PSV’s goal production with two goals.

It is the second match that PSV plays on Friday afternoon at the Marbella Football Center. Previously, the formation of Head Coach Peter Bosz played against Eredivisie colleague Heracles Almelo, which ended in a draw (1-1). PSV started with a completely renewed team against the Germans.

Entertainment & resilience

PSV had an exciting first 45 minutes against the current number three in Germany’s second level. Within seven minutes, Bosz’s team was already behind: HSV defender Guilherme Ramos headed in the opening goal from a corner kick. PSV often showed that it had a good dose of resilience in the first half of the season and also stood up to the Germans after conceding a goal: in the 18e minute the deficit was reversed by captain Luuk de Jong. On a pass from Jordan Teze, he signed for the 1-1 with a subtle foot movement.

PSV then came close to scoring the goal through André Ramalho that would have given the main team the lead, but his header was saved by keeper Daniel Heuer Fernandes. Minutes later, André caused a penalty and received a red card. Robert Glatzel then shot ‘Die Rothosen’ to make it 2-1 from eleven meters. Even the second goal conceded did not deter PSV, once again Luuk was important and he asserted himself with his trademark: dominate in the air. His heading goal set up the fourth goal of the first part and ensured the teams went into the break 2-2.

Glasses condition
Instead of a second half with a 2-2 score, PSV and Hamburger SV started another 45-minute match. André’s red card therefore had no consequences. In the second part of the practice match, both teams had opportunities to score more goals, but these were not achieved. Just like the game that was played earlier on Friday afternoon, Head Coach Peter Bosz’s team left the field with a balanced final score.

Score progression
Ramos 7’
De Jong 18′
1-2 Ramos 35’
2-2 De Jong 43′

Benítez; Teze, Ramalho, Boscagli, Dest; Til, Schouten, Veerman; Bakayoko, De Jong, Tillman.

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