PSV Eindhoven are out of the Champions League after a 2-1 defeat to Basel on Tuesday. Ricky van Wolfswinkel’s winner puts Basel through on away goals after a 3-3 draw.

Mark van Bommel decided to name the same eleven that came from behind to defeat Basel 3-2 in the first-leg last week.

PSV were aiming to make a quick start and they looked bright going forward. However, in the 7th minute, Hirving Lozano gave away a silly free-kick on the edge of the box and Eray Comert hammered a strike past Jeroen Zoet to make it 1-0 for the hosts.

It was nearly 2-0 shortly afterwards but Ricky van Wolfswinkel fired over the bar after Zoet punched the ball into his path.

PSV looked shaky at the back but in the 23rd minute, Donyell Malen raced past his marker before lifting the ball to the edge of the box for Bruma to head the equaliser excellently into the top corner.

Before the break it was almost 2-1 for PSV but Malen’s finish in front of goal was weak and straight at the goalkeeper. Minutes into the second half, Steven Bergwijn hit the post with a low strike before Lozano hammered the rebound over the bar.

Van Wolfswinkel then put a massive chance wide for Basel before Bergwijn got a massive chance to put PSV ahead just after the hour mark. The winger bustled through two challenges and raced through on goal but his low strike was straight at the Basel goalkeeper.

That miss proved to be huge for PSV as Basel took the lead in the 68th minute. After two failed clearances the ball came to an unmarked van Wolfswinkel at the back post and he fired past Zoet.

Van Bommel swapped a clearly unhappy Lozano for Cody Gakpo but there was to be no comeback before the end.

Basel progress to face LASK Linz while PSV drop into the Europa League third round of qualifying.




admin (7504 Posts)

Follow @Footballoranje_ on Twitter