The crisis at PSV Eindhoven continued on Thursday as Mark van Bommel’s side were comfortably beaten 4-1 by LASK Linz in Austria.

PSV headed to Austria without a win in their last four games and still unable to call upon Donyell Malen or Steven Bergwijn.

After only four minutes, PSV were awarded a penalty after a handball. Daniel Schwaab scored from the spot to make it 1-0.

However, from then on it was one way traffic from the home side. PSV managed to keep LASK Linz out in the first half with Jeroen Zoet dealing with some strikes from distance, while Erick Gutierrez cleared off the line.

Ten minutes into the second half, though, LASK Linz equalised when Zoet allowed Reinhold Ranftl’s strike to get past him. On the hour mark, the hosts made it 2-1 with Dominik Frieser scoring on the rebound after Zoet had denied Thomas Goiginger.

Both sides traded chances but LASK Linz made it 3-1 in the 77th minute through João Klauss, who headed into the ground and past Zoet. Klauss then added a quick fourth to seal the victory.

PSV now must fear missing out on the knockout stages. Sporting have climbed above them to the top of the table, while LASK Linz have taken second place on a better record against PSV.




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