KNVB Beker: PSV tops Sparta Rotterdam 2-1

ROTTERDAM. PSV topped Sparta Rotterdam to win 2-1.

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ROTTERDAM. PSV prevailed over Sparta Rotterdam to win 2-1. It was PSV to strike first with a goal of X. Simons at the 35′. Then N. Madueke scored again for PSV in the 45′ minute with a goal. Eventually, Arno Verschueren reduced the distance for Sparta Rotterdam with a goal. However, that was it, and the result remained 2-1.​ PSV took advantage of its superior ball possession (58%).

The match was played at the Sparta-Stadion Het Kasteel stadium in Rotterdam on Tuesday and it started at 9:00 pm local time. The referee was Serdar Gözübüyük who had the assistance of Joost van Zuilen and Johan Balder. The 4th official was Jannick van der Laan. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 9.7 degrees Celsius or 49.44 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 93%.​

Match Statistics

PSV was in firm control of the ball 58% while Sparta Rotterdam was struggling with a 42% ball possession.

PSV was more aggressive with 72 dangerous attacks and 9 shots of which 4 were on target. Which is one of the reasons PSV won the match.​

Sparta Rotterdam shot 6 times, 3 on target, 3 off target. Regarding the opposition, PSV shot 9 times, 4 on target, 5 off target.


Sparta Rotterdam received 1 yellow card (Shurandy Sambo). Talking about the opposition, PSV received 1 yellow card (J. Teze).

After playing this match, Sparta Rotterdam stays with points to occupy the 0th place in the table. while PSV has points (0th).

Match Events

  • 35'

    X. Simons

  • 45'

    N. Madueke

    Ibrahim Sangaré

  • 46'

    K. Saito

    Jeremy van Mullem

  • 58'

    Mike Eerdhuijzen

    Adil Auassar

  • 61'

    Arno Verschueren

  • 67'

    Guus Til

    Anwar El Ghazi

  • 68'

    Y. Vertessen

    Luuk de Jong

  • 78'

    Ismael Saibari

    X. Simons

  • 80'

    J. Teze

  • 81'

    Shurandy Sambo

  • 83'

    Phillipp Mwene

    J. Teze

  • 88'

    M. Tahiri

    Bart Vriends

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Sparta Rotterdam: Formation and Lineups

Sparta Rotterdam adopted the aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Maurice Steijn chose to play with the following team: Nick Olij (6.2), Shurandy Sambo (6.4), Bart Vriends (6.9), Adil Auassar (6.3), Mica Pinto (6.6), Arno Verschueren (7.1), Jeremy Van Mullem (6.4), Joshua Kitolano (6.3), Sven Mijnans (6.8), Tobias Lauritsen (6.8) and Vito van Crooij (6.5).


Sparta Rotterdam made 3 changes: Jeremy van Mullem for K. Saito (46′), Adil Auassar for Mike Eerdhuijzen (58′) and Bart Vriends for M. Tahiri (88′).

Top player: Arno Verschueren

Probably the most impressive player in Sparta Rotterdam was Arno Verschueren.

His rating is (7.1) with 1 goal, 20 passes (85% accurate) and 1 key pass.

PSV: Formation and Lineups

Also PSV adopted the aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

On the other side, Ruud van Nistelrooy played with: Joël Drommel (5.8), Jordan Teze (6.6), André Ramalho (6.6), Jarrad Branthwaite (6.5), Philipp Max (6.4), Xavi Simons (7.3), Ibrahim Sangaré (7.8), Érick Gutiérrez (7.7), Noni Madueke (7.2), Luuk de Jong (7.0) and Anwar El Ghazi (6.4).


PSV made 4 changes: Anwar El Ghazi for Guus Til (67′), Luuk de Jong for Y. Vertessen (68′), X. Simons for Ismael Saibari (78′) and J. Teze for Phillipp Mwene (83′).

Top player: Ibrahim Sangaré

The player who no doubt impressed PSV the most was Ibrahim Sangaré even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (7.8) with 69 passes (86% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 7. He performed 1 cross.

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