PSV Eindhoven are out of the KNVB Cup after a 3-2 extra-time loss to RKC Waalwijk in the Philips Stadion. 

For the visit of Keuken Kampioen Divisie side RKC Waalkwijk, Mark van Bommel decided to make eleven changes from the side that beat Groningen at the weekend. The plan seemed to work early on when Erick Gutierrez fired PSV in front after only 25 seconds.

However, the hosts then failed to kill off the visitors and on the half-hour mark, Ingo van Weert headed in an equaliser for RKC. Before the break, Gutierrez and Cody Gakpo got chances but PSV were forced to go into the break level.

Ten minutes into the second half, Gakpo headed against the crossbar while at the other end Eloy Room was forced into a good save to deny Seys.

Van Bommel decided to take off Gakpo and the ineffective Bart Ramselaar for Ramon Pascal Lundqvist and Donyell Malen and in the 75th minute, PSV regained the lead. Mauro Junior found the net after some awful goalkeeping by Etienne Vaessen.

That appeared to be the winning goal but in the 91st minute, Darren Maatsen capitalised on poor defending by Nicolas Isimat-Mirin to net an equaliser and force extra-time.

Hirving Lozano was brought off the bench but the Mexican couldn’t inspire PSV and in the 109th minute, Maatsen netted on the break to put RKC in the next round.

The defeat is the first failure for van Bommel since he took charge of PSV while RKC Waalwijk advance to the third round.




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