sport“>Although the team from Eindhoven took a comfortable 0-2 lead in the top match with Ajax on Sunday and seemed to be sitting on roses, Roger Schmidt’s team now has to fear a considerable backlog of the leader from Amsterdam.
sport“>In the Johan Cruijff ArenA last weekend eventually became 2-2 and because of the zeperd against AZ on Thursday, Ajax can even take a four-point lead with a visit to FC Twente. Given the much better goal difference of Ajax (42 at 20), one can even speak of a possible difference of five points.
sport“>AZ is carefully back at the top of the rankings with the victory. The Alkmaarders, who spilled many points in the initial phase of the season, now have 31 points – three less than PSV – and are fifth. The line of last season, when all top duels were won, was in any case continued.
Blessure Cody Gakpo
sport“>Trainer Roger Schmidt started against AZ in almost the same line-up as last Sunday. Only Cody Gakpo was missing. The attacker sustained an ankle injury in Amsterdam. He was replaced by Ryan Thomas.
sport“>In Eindhoven, an identical scenario takes place in the first half as three days earlier in the Johan Cruijff ArenA: the away team also took a 0-2 lead. But this time it was PSV itself that had to fight back.
Teun Koopmeiners (not on screen) makes the 0-2.
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sport“>Teun Koopmeiners took care of the 0-1 in the 31st minute from eleven meters. The AZ captain hit impeccably after a clumsy action by PSV goalkeeper Yvon Mvogo. The mercenary from RB Leipzig took Myron Boadu down in a place where the AZ striker could never become dangerous.
sport“>Eight minutes later, the guests doubled the score and again it was Koopmeiners who just found it. This time with a beautiful ball with the outside left from a corner. The midfielder saw his bet fall straight into the far corner behind Mvogo.
sport“>PSV came back into the game via Philipp Max. After an hour of play, the German left back flawlessly hit a free kick: 1-2.
Philipp Max’s free kick landed: 1-2.
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Marco van Ginkel
sport“>In the remaining half hour, PSV chased the equalizer. In the final phase, Marco van Ginkel came in. The midfielder, hired from Chelsea, made playing minutes for the first time since May 6, 2018 after many injuries. But even with the eight-time international within the lines, the equalizer failed to materialize.
sport“>In fact, AZ attacker Calvin Stengs set the final score at 1-3 in the final minute with a shot changed direction by PSV defender Jordan Teze.
sport“>Denzel Dumfries did not look for excuses after the defeat of his PSV against AZ. “We have brought far too little,” he added ESPN. “We also rightly lost.”
sport“>”Especially in the first half the PSV was unworthy of what we showed”, said the right back. “We put too little energy into the game and lost way too many balls. We just weren’t on edge. AZ then has enough qualities to punish this. ”
sport“>According to Dumfries, PSV’s weak game had nothing to do with Sunday’s tough game with Ajax (2-2). “I don’t think so,” he said. „All teams play many matches in a short time. That should not be an excuse. We have all expressed the wish to become champions. We have not shown that in this match. It was all too weak. Especially for rest. ”
sport“>Pascal Jansen was a satisfied trainer after his AZ win. “We want to realize our ambitions and then you also have to win these matches,” said the AZ coach ESPN.
sport“>”You know the ambitions of the club,” said Jansen, who saw his team firmly take the fifth position in the Eredivisie. “We want to be in the top four. We now have a view of that. But there is more to it and that is what we are going for. More big games are coming. Let this be a good signal for the rest of the month. ”
sport“>Stengs sees his team still compete for the national title this season. “I think a lot of people initially thought we had already given away too many points. But I think we will participate anyway. ”
sport“>watch here the position in the Eredivisie.
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