defeated PSV on Go Ahead and became cup finalist for the first time since 2013 –

defeated PSV on Go Ahead and became cup finalist for the first time since 2013 –

PSV was the first club to qualify for the final of the TOTO KNVB Cup. The people of Eindhoven were very strong for the Go Ahead Eagles on Wednesday with 1-2.

PSV will face AZ or Ajax in the final on April 17 in De Kuip. These clubs will face each other in the AFAS stadium on Thursday (from 8pm).

The start of the semi-final at De Adelaarhorst was difficult for PSV. The Eindhoven team created several chances and had to concede a goal in the 36th minute at the first attempt for a Go Ahead goal. Striker Iñigo Córdoba scored with a header.

PSV turned things around with a goal from Córdoba. Go Ahead defender Joris Kramer had to leave half the time because of a red card. Halfway through the second half, Joey Veerman crowned himself the winner of the match.

It will be PSV’s first cup final since 2013, when AZ lost 1-2 in De Kuip. The last cup victory of the Eindhoven residents dates from a year ago. At the time, Heracles won (3-0) in the final battle of Almelo.

Iñigo Córdoba puts Go Ahead ahead.


Iñigo Córdoba puts Go Ahead ahead.

Iñigo Córdoba puts Go Ahead ahead.

Photographer: Getty Images

PSV changes role very quickly

PSV had been warned before the start of the match for Go Ahead Eagles, the lowest ranked club in the semi-finals of the cup tournament. Eredivisie number 12 regained his confidence by beating Ajax (1-2) last weekend.

Also earlier this season in the competition, PSV only killed Deventer players in the absolute final with a goal from Marco van Ginkel, who started on the bench at De Adelaarshorst after an injury. PSV cannot have Cody Gakpo, who is still recovering from his ankle injury.

The expectation that PSV Go Ahead would not just waltz in was confirmed when Go Ahead took the lead just over half an hour later. His first attempt was a breeze for Córdoba, who pushed the ball the wrong way.

The goal seemed to be the start of another strike, but within minutes the scene changed. With the pass by Mauro Júnior in the 43rd minute, Zahavi made it 1-1 and was knocked down by Zahavi Kramer, who broke before half time. The defender was initially saved by referee Pol van Boekel, but had to intervene again after the intervention of the VAR.

The winner of the competition was Joey Veerman.


The winner of the competition was Joey Veerman.

The winner of the competition was Joey Veerman.

Photographer: FATHER

Veerman made a liberating shot

After the break, PSV continued where it left off and Mauro Júnior once again took the lead. He occasionally scored a long-range right-back, but his goal was declared void. According to VAR and Van Boekel, goalkeeper Andries Noppert’s goal was blocked by Zahavi, who was in an offside position.

After the disallowed goal, the game didn’t change. Go Ahead defended and PSV continued its run at the top. After the positions of Mario Götze and Ibrahim Sangaré, Veerman found the saving goal. After a successful dribble, the midfielder scored from a difficult angle: 1-2.

PSV was unable to close the game for the rest of the second half. Veerman hit the post with a long shot and less than a minute later Noni Madueke hit the crossbar. Go Ahead defender Boyd Lucassen’s own goal was disallowed due to Carlos Vinicius’ elbow.

PSV had no problems with a single goal difference and can hope for their tenth cup win in club history with a 1-2 win. The team of coach Roger Schmidt also has a chance to win medals in the Eredivisie and Conference League.

PSV players celebrate the victory with fans.


PSV players celebrate the victory with fans.

PSV players celebrate the victory with fans.

Photographer: FATHER

Source: NU

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