Despite PSV's 1-3 defeat against AZ, Marco van Ginkel had a special evening.

The midfielder made his return on Wednesday after more than 2.5 years of injuries.

Van Ginkel was recovering from a serious knee injury since June 2018.

The eight-time Orange-international finally got his first playing minutes in the final phase of the top match against AZ.

In the past month, Van Ginkel, who has been taken over by PSV on a rental basis from Chelsea for the fourth time, worked hard on his recovery.

He announced earlier this month that he was ready for his return.