PSV will face Real Sociedad in the Europa League on Thursday with the trusted names.

Trainer Roger Schmidt opts for the same players as last weekend in the 0-3 win against AZ.

PSV lineup

  • drum;

    Mwene, Ramalho, Obispo, Max;

    Van Ginkel, Boscagli;

    Madueke, Gotze, Gakpo;


The new striker Carlos Vinícius is in the match selection for the first time.

The Brazilian has received his work permit, but will still start on the bench against Sociedad.

Schmidt still cannot have Ibrahim Sangaré.

The Ivorian returned injured after the international match.

Marco van Ginkel and Olivier Boscagli therefore form the defensive block in midfield.

PSV has been sentenced to play the Europa League because it was narrowly eliminated by Benfica in the play-offs for the Champions League.

The Eindhoven team is the only Dutch participant in the second European club tournament this season.

PSV will start the group stage at 9 p.m. with a home match against Real Sociedad, which is fourth in the Spanish La Liga.

Sturm Graz (September 30) and AS Monaco (October 21) are the other opponents in group B.