Victory for PSV in Norway but still second
PSV finished second in their group in the Europa League. Despite beating Bodo/Glimt in Norway, the Eindhoven side finished behind Arsenal, who beat FC Zurich 1-0 in London. An own goal from Alfons Sampstedt and a goal from Johan Bakayoko gave PSV victory.
Ruud van Nistelrooij has named a heavily touring squad for the match, with PSV already assured of a knockout spot. Joel Drommel had the chance to show his skills in goal with first-choice keeper Walter Benitez on the bench.
Bakayoko could have scored early in the game. The young winger found himself one-on-one with Bodo/Glimt goalkeeper Nikita Khalkin, but the keeper saved.
PSV took the lead 10 minutes before half-time. A Luuk de Jong header appeared to be headed in by Ki-Jana Hoever, but seeing the replay, it was Bodo/Glimt defender Alfons Sampstedt who got the finishing touch with an own goal.
Van Nistelrooij’s side doubled their lead after 52 minutes. Johan Bakayoko completed a brilliant counter after an excellent preparation game from Anwar El Ghazi.
Bodo/Glimt started to pressure PSV with the backing of their backing, but their goal came too late for the Norwegians. Substitute Nino Zugelj scored in the third minute of added time.
PSV will play against a team that dropped out of the Champions League in the next round. The KNVB Cup holders will find out which opponent it will be in the draw on Monday.