For the first time in 23 years, Vitesse Arnhem defeated PSV Eindhoven at home. They, thanks to a late VAR call, booked a 2-1 win over Roger Schmidt’s Coronavirus hit side.

Schmidt was without Cody Gakpo, Pablo Rosario, Denzel Dumfries and Timo Baumgartl for the trip to Arnhem. However, Eran Zahavi and Jordan Teze returned to the starting eleven after recovering from covid. Mario Gotze was not fit enough, while Donyell Malen was only on the bench.

After only ten minutes, Vitesse had the lead when Jacob Rasmussen headed in a corner.

PSV couldn’t provide any threat in the first half with a Mohamed Ihattaren strike that went well wide the only bit of danger from the visitors.

PSV improved in the second half, and Phillip Max went close with a free-kick before Oscar Boscagli did equalise in the 50th minute. The defender headed in a corner.

However, Vitesse quickly regained the lead through Lois Openda. PSV appealed for offside but VAR sided with the Vitesse forward.

PSV failed to find the equaliser, but in the 90th minute, they were awarded a penalty for a foul on Jorrit Hendrix. However, after being told to look at the images by VAR, Bas Nijhuis reversed the decision.

PSV fall to their first league defeat in Arnhem since 1997, and drop below Ajax and Vitesse in the table. Vitesse are joint top.




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