Feyenoord has won the 2018 Dutch super cup after defeating PSV Eindhoven 6-5 on penalties. The match finished 0-0 in ninety minutes.

The annual curtain-raiser for the Dutch football season between the league winner and KNVB Cup lifter saw Mark van Bommel make his debut as PSV head coach. He named Hirving Lozano on the bench as Donyell Malen started up front, while Pablo Rosario came into the midfield. For Feyenoord, Giovanni van Bronckhorst lined-up as expected with Justin Bijlow starting his first game as the club’s new number one, while Calvin Verdonk was preferred at left-back.

In a cagey first half, the best chance fell to the home side but Bijlow was equal to a Luuk de Jong header after a fine cross by Angelino.

Early in the second half, PSV had another big chance but Jordy Clasie stepped in to prevent Malen from scoring after a fine run by Denzel Dumfries. De Jong then had a goal ruled out for a foul on Bijlow.

Verdonk sent a long-range shot over the bar as Feyenoord grew into the second half, while Van Bommel swapped Malen for Lozano. The Mexican had a great chance for the opener but couldn’t beat Bijlow after racing through on goal. At the other end, Tonny Vilhena went close with a strike that went just wide.

The match went to penalties and after an exciting shootout which saw both goalkeeper’s making saves, Bijlow kept out Rosario’s spot-kick which handed Clasie the chance to win the trophy, which he did not waste.

Feyenoord lift the first silverware of the season and gain confidence ahead of the Eredivisie opening weekend.




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