PSV wants to break the negative streak in the Champions League against RC Lens on Tuesday evening. The people of Eindhoven are now waiting sixteen games for a victory in the million ball.
PSV’s last victory in the main tournament of the Champions League was on December 8, 2015, when coach Phillip Cocu’s team won the group match against CSKA Moscow at home (2-1). Since then, PSV has remained without a win at the highest European level sixteen times (seven draws, nine defeats).
PSV is the Dutch record holder with the bad series. Feyenoord follows at an appropriate distance with nine winless matches between 2002 and 2017. The Rotterdam team ended this series in December 2017 with a victory against Napoli (2-1).
In the history of the Champions League, five other clubs besides PSV have recorded a series of at least sixteen matches without a win. Steaua Bucharest (now FCSB) holds the record with 23 games without a win between 2006 and 2013.
PSV’s last away win in CL was in 2007
PSV can also find little hope against Lens from the miserable away series in the Champions League. The Eindhoven team has won only once in the last twenty matches on foreign soil. The club last won an away match on November 27, 2007 against CKSA Moscow (0-1).
Peter Bosz’s team only managed one point in the first two group matches with Arsenal (4-0) and Sevilla (2-2). Lens is in a disappointing fifteenth place in Ligue 1, but is currently performing well in the Champions League. The French drew against Sevilla (1-1) and won against Arsenal (2-1).
The match between Lens and PSV in the Stade Bollaert-Delelis starts on Tuesday at 9 p.m. The match is officiated by Romanian referee Radu Petrescu.
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