PSV’s chances of reaching the Champions League knockout stages were ended on Tuesday after a 2-1 defeat to Bayern Munich in Eindhoven.

psv-bayern-chPhillip Cocu returned to a 5-3-2 formation for the must-win tie but the extra man struggled to contain Bayern’s attack in the early stages with Thomas Muller firing wide before the woodwork prevented a Robert Lewandowski header.

However, on fourteen minutes, a swift counter attack led to PSV taking the lead as Santiago Arias netted on the rebound after Luuk de Jong’s header was saved. The right back was offside when he netted but the linesman’s flag stayed down.

Lewandowski then hit the post for the second time in the half before Bayern were awarded a penalty for a handball by Andres Guardado. Lewandowski stepped up and made no mistake from the spot to level the scores.

The visitors dominated the start of the second half but struggled to create any clear cut chances. Just after the hour mark Arturo Vidal should have netted but his shot was well saved by Remko Pasveer. Eventually with fifteen minutes left PSV’s defence was breached and it was Lewandowski who once again found the net from David Alaba’s cross.

PSV barely threatened a comeback and Bayern comfortably held on to book their place in the last 16. PSV’s Champions League adventure wont go past the winter and they are now fighting Rostov for third.

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