PSV Eindhoven scored two late goals to seal a 3-2 win over Basel in the first-leg of their Champions League 2nd round Qualifier.

Mark van Bommel decided to hand new summer signing Bruma his debut for the crucial Champions League clash. He started on the left of an attack which also featured Steven Bergwijn and Donyell Malen, while Hirving Lozano spearheaded the midfield. Without Daniel Schwaab, Derrick Luckassen started in defence, while Michel Sadilek came in at left-back.

PSV started brightly with the hosts quick attack causing Basel some early problems. Bruma got the first chance after a clever backheel from Bergwijn but his strike was deflected wide.

In the 14th minute, PSV took the lead after a swift counter attack which saw Lozano and Bergwijn involved before Malen’s strike was parried into the path of Bruma, who slotted in a tap-in on his debut.

PSV remained dangerous but a second goal eluded them with Lozano shooting weakly at Jonas Omlin, while Bruma had a shot blocked.

Basel barely threatened but in the first minute of added time, they equalised thanks to some really poor defending. A long ball over the top caught out Derrick Luckassen and Albian Ajeti raced in on goal before slotting past Jeroen Zoet.

PSV looked for the lead in the second half, but Eray Cömert was spared an own goal by the crossbar, while Omlin denied Malen.

The visitors grew in confidence as the half progressed and ten minutes from time, a corner was headed in at the back post by Omar Alderete to give Basel the lead.

Van Bommel introduced Sam Lammers and the young striker made an almost instant impact. In the 89th minute, he headed in the equaliser, before a Malen backheel in injury time sealed an excellent turnaround.

PSV now head to Switzerland next week with a slender but crucial lead. The winner of that tie will head onto the third qualifying round where LASK Linz awaits.




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