PSV in practice duel narrowly too strong for Club Brugge

PSV defeated Club Brugge on Friday in an exhibition game in Qatar. The champion of the Netherlands was 2-1 too strong for the champion of Belgium.


PSV defeated Club Brugge on Friday in an exhibition game in Qatar. The champion of the Netherlands was 2-1 too strong for the champion of Belgium.

Joël Piroe and Gastón Pereiro made the hits for the team of coach Mark van Bommel in the final phase, after which Hans Vanaken scored against.

The match against Bruges is the only practice match of PSV in the winter break. The league leader of the Eredivisie will resume the competition against FC Emmen on 20 January.

The exhibition game was played in three periods of half an hour. PSV started with the familiar names. Only Hirving Lozano is missing due to private circumstances in Qatar, he was replaced in the base by Donyell Malen.

Sixteen-year-old talent Mohammed Ihattaren made his first minutes in the first team as a substitute. In the last half hour Van Bommel changed his entire team.

The nineteen-year-old Piroe opened the score by tapping Pereiro into an empty goal. The Uruguayan - who lost his place at the end of the first half of the season - doubled the margin from a penalty kick.

After a nice individual action Vanaken scored against the Belgian team, where Ruud Vormer and Sofyan Amrabat had a base. Arnaud Danjuma Groeneveld was missing with an injury.

See also: Training camps and practice matches Eredivisie clubs in winter break

REF: https://www.nu.nl/voetbal/5678264/psv-in-oefenduel-nipt-sterk-club-brugge.html

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