PSV Falls Short in Matching Ajax’s Points Record: Fortuna Sittard – PSV Summary

PSV Falls Short in Matching Ajax’s Points Record: Fortuna Sittard – PSV Summary

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PSV can no longer match Ajax’s points record (93) from 1971/1972. The newly crowned national champion from Eindhoven visited Fortuna Sittard, after an extremely frivolous performance, which did not go further than a draw: 1-1.

The Eindhoven team now has 88 points, equaling their own points record from the 2014/2015 season. Despite the draw, PSV achieved an Eredivisie record by being the first club to score in the first 33 league matches of the season.

De Jong and Bosz are disappointed

Luuk de Jong thinks it is a shame that PSV cannot take over Ajax’s record. “We could have achieved something beautiful,” said the captain. Trainer Peter Bosz naturally also sounded dissatisfied. “The boys did their best, but it was especially bad before halftime.”

It has been anything but quiet at PSV this week after the exuberant championship celebration in Eindhoven. Malik Tillman, one of the revelations this season, was permanently taken over from Bayern Munich and Noa Lang was critical of the guidance during his recovery from a lingering hamstring injury.

The Eindhovens Dagblad also reported this week that Ernest Faber is in discussions with PSV about terminating his contract. The club’s head of youth development can work as head coach in Australia.

ANPThe PSV selection is congratulated by Fortuna Sittard on the championship before the start

Peter Bosz rewarded second goalkeeper Jöel Drommel in Sittard with his first starting place of the season in the Premier League. “I thought this was an excellent opportunity,” the trainer told ESPN before the start. Drommel played two matches in the cup tournament this season.

In addition to Drommel, Ismael Saibari and Hirving Lozano also received a starting place. Regulars Walter Benítez, Joey Veerman and Johan Bakayoko started on the reserve bench.

Before the start, PSV received a guard of honor to congratulate Fortuna for winning the national title. A good practice in the premier league after the championship has been decided.

However, the Eindhoven team was still in a championship mood before half time, because PSV’s game was frivolous. To the excitement of coach Bosz on the sidelines, the club made many individual mistakes and created few chances.

For Fortuna, the competition is already over, just like PSV, and according to coach Danny Buijs, his team is longing for the end of the season. Nevertheless, the Limburgers were looking forward to it in front of their own audience.

Iñigo Córdoba helped Fortuna take a deserved 1-0 lead after 27 minutes. The Spaniard was the final stop after a breakout by Kristoffer Peterson, who had stolen the ball from Olivier Boscagli in midfield.

Luuk de Jong could then have produced the equalizer twice, with a header and a shot, but saw goalkeeper Luuk Koopmans make two fantastic saves.

ANPFortuna Sittard celebrates Iñigo Córdoba’s 1-0 (second from right) against PSV

Bosz intervened by bringing on Veerman, Bakayoko and Patrick van Aanholt immediately after the break for Jordan Teze, Lozano and Saibari.

Those changes did not exactly benefit the level of PSV. The play of Bosz’s team was stiff and Fortuna remained relatively easy on its feet.

Veerman had a PSV goal on his shoe on the edge of the sixteen, but the Volendammer was also off target with a shot high over the goal.


Jerdy Schouten, one of the best and most consistently playing PSV players of the season, brought some cheer to the Eindhoven side in the 72nd minute by heading in the 1-1 from Veerman’s corner.

PSV then went on the hunt for the win, but the club did not get any further than a dangerous header and a shot from De Jong.

Bosz’s selection will have ample opportunity in the coming days to eliminate Sittard’s disappointment.

PSV will then celebrate a few days’ holiday in Ibiza before playing the last match of the season against RKC Waalwijk next Sunday.


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