Europa League: PSV prevails over Sturm Graz 2-0 on Thursday

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EINDHOVEN. PSV beats Sturm Graz with a 2-0 win with a penalty scored by C. Vinicius (45') and a goal from Bruma (56').

EINDHOVEN. PSV defeats Sturm Graz with a 2-0 win with a penalty scored by C. Vinicius (45′) and a goal from Bruma (56′). PSV was vastly superior ball possession (69%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

The match was held at the Philips Stadion Stadium in Eindhoven on Thursday and this began at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Paweł Raczkowski who had the assistance of Radoslav Siejka and Adam Kupsik. The 4th official was Piotr Lasyk. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold around 2.7 degrees Celsius or 36.86 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 97%.​

Match Statistics

PSV was in firm control of the ball 69% while Sturm Graz was struggling with a 31% ball possession.

PSV was more aggressive with 54 dangerous attacks and 18 shots of which 3 were on target. Which is one of the reasons PSV won the match.

PSV shot 18 times, 3 on target, 15 off target. On the other side, Sturm Graz shot 7 times, 2 on target, 5 off target.


PSV received 1 yellow card (R. Doan). On the opposite side, Sturm Graz received 1 yellow card (J. Gazibegovic).

After playing this match, PSV will have 5 points to stay in the 3rd place. On the opposite side, Sturm Graz will stay with 1 points to stay in the 4th place.

Match Events

  • 45'

    Carlos Vinicius (Penalty)

  • 46'

    J. Gazibegovic

    A. Dante

  • 56'


  • 58'

    A. Obispo

    O. Boscagli

  • 58'

    Y. Vertessen

    Carlos Vinicius

  • 62'

    A. Borkovic

    J. Gorenc Stankovic

  • 63'

    A. Prass

    A. Kuen

  • 62'

    A. Niangbo

    K. Yeboah

  • 70'

    D. Propper

    E. Gutierrez

  • 70'

    M. van Ginkel

    M. Gotze

  • 75'

    N. Geyrhofer

    G. Wuthrich

  • 76'

    R. Doan

  • 79'

    J. Gazibegovic

  • 87'

    J. Antonisse

    R. Doan

Next match

In the upcoming Europa League match, PSV will play away with Real Sociedad on the 9th of December with a 0-0 head to head.

Sturm Graz will host Monaco on the 9th of December with a 1-0 head to head stats in favor of Monaco (0 draws).

PSV: Formation and Lineups

PSV started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Roger Schmidt chose to play with the following team: Joël Drommel (7.1), Phillipp Mwene (6.8), André Ramalho (6.9), Olivier Boscagli (6.8), Mauro Júnior (7.1), Érick Gutiérrez (6.8), Ibrahim Sangaré (6.8), Ritsu Doan (7.7), Mario Götze (7.8), Bruma (7.8) and Carlos Vinícius (6.9).


PSV made 5 changes: O. Boscagli for A. Obispo (58′), Carlos Vinicius for Y. Vertessen (58′), E. Gutierrez for D. Propper (70′), M. Gotze for M. van Ginkel (70′) and R. Doan for J. Antonisse (87′).

Top player: Mario Götze

Probably the most impressive player in PSV was Mario Götze even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (7.8) with 54 passes (83% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 13. He performed 1 cross.

Sturm Graz: Formation and Lineups

Sturm Graz started with a christmas tree line-up (4-3-2-1).

On the opposite side, Christian Ilzer played with: Jörg Siebenhandl (6.0), Lukas Jäger (6.2), David Affengruber (6.1), Gregory Wüthrich (7.3), Amadou Dante (6.2), Ivan Ljubić (6.3), Jon Gorenc Stanković (6.1), Andreas Kuen (6.4), Manprit Sarkaria (6.1), Jakob Jantscher (6.4) and Kelvin Yeboah (6.4).


Sturm Graz made 5 changes: A. Dante for J. Gazibegovic (46′), J. Gorenc Stankovic for A. Borkovic (62′), A. Kuen for A. Prass (63′), K. Yeboah for A. Niangbo (62′) and G. Wuthrich for N. Geyrhofer (75′).

Top player: Gregory Wüthrich

The player who no doubt impressed Sturm Graz the most was Gregory Wüthrich.

His rating is (7.3) with 33 passes (72% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 7.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Europa League



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