PSV Eindhoven’s difficult start to the season continued on Saturday evening as they were held to a 1-1 draw by newly promoted FC Twente.

Mark van Bommel made two changes to the side that was knocked out of the Champions League by Basel in midweek. Trent Sainsbury started in place of Derrick Luckassen, while Hirving Lozano, heavily linked with Napoli, dropped to the bench as Gaston Pereiro came in.

Gonzalo García García took charge of his first official FC Twente match and he saw his side create the first big chance but Aitor’s header from in front of goal sailed wide. At the other end, Denzel Dumfries came close for PSV.

In the 8th minute the opening goal came and it was for FC Twente. Debutante Keito Nakamura cut in from the left before sending a low strike past Jeroen Zoet and into the bottom corner.

Twente sat deep after the opener and invited PSV to put pressure on them. The visitors poured forward but could not find a way through. Dumfries went close with a header but PSV were far from convincing heading into the break.

After the hour mark, Van Bommel made a double change with Mohammed Ihattaren and Cody Gakpo entering the field in place of Pereiro and Bruma. The changes made a difference with PSV finally looking a threat.

Five minutes later, PSV equalised as Gakpo found Dumfries in the box and the right-back found the net with a header.

PSV went in search of a winner but Ihattaren missed their biggest opportunity as Twente frustrated the away side and eventually claimed a point.

The question marks around PSV continue at the moment and Van Bommel must now prepare for a Europa League qualifier against Haugesund. Up next for Twente is a trip to Groningen.




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