This time it seemed the bitter taste left by two controversial decisions would be sweetened by a vital three points in Eindhoven, but we were left with only one as a last-minute equaliser from the hosts denied the team, who were valiant in defence and potent in attack, a deserved win. After Pedrosa had an opener overturned for handball, brilliant goals from Gudelj and En-Nesyri were cancelled out by de Jong's penalty and a finish from Teze in the dying seconds of the game. With PSV preserving their unbeaten home record this season at the death, we continued our run without an away victory in Europe.
We were composed from the start, keeping possession, and keeping PSV’s intensity at bay. However, after dominating for 10 minutes and creating chances through the dynamic Lukebakio, Peter Bosz’s men took control and began to threaten, mainly through Noa Lang on the left as well as utilising the aerial advantage of Luuk de Jong. The ex-Sevilla striker created lots of problems for Gudelj and Ramos. Our main chances in the remainder of the half came via an Ocampos shot that went over the bar, and a long-range but dangerous shot from Lukebakio, six minutes before the break. Two minutes earlier, Mendilibar’s men were given a scare as Veerman swung in a free-kick that was headed in at the near post by Ramalho, although the Brazilian was ruled out for offside
After withstanding the home side's dominance, Sevilla were able to hit PSV in the second half
After withstanding the home side's dominance, we were able to hit PSV in the second half. Then, six minutes after the restart, Pedrosa put the ball in the back of the net via a rebound. However, the VAR officials instructed referee Orsato that ball hit the defender’s hand, so disallowed the goal. Almost immediately, Rakitic played a ball inside to En-Nesyri, who went through one-on-one with the goalkeeper, but sent the ball over the crossbar. Yet, we took the game to PSV, whose main threats came through the relentless Noa Lang. Finally, Navas’s corner found Ramos at the far post, who then headed it onto Gudelj, who in turn headed it into the back of the net. After switching the full backs, the defence looked lively with Nyland also making some great saves. However, four minutes before the end of the 90, Ramos brought down De Jong for a penalty, which he then converted to equalise.
The psychological boost only lasted briefly for the Dutch as they found themselves trailing again seconds later due to a spectacular cross by Juanlu and an unstoppable header by En-Nesyri. It was 1-2, and three minutes remained until the 90th minute. Lukebakio almost sealed a victory with a shot against the post shortly after. However a free-kick on the fifth minute of added time, the ball was deflected to the far post, and Teze slotted it in through the only available gap. There were even a few seconds left for En-Nesyri's cross-shot, which Sow almost headed in before the final whistle. Two points and third place in the group before the double clash against Arsenal, who lost in France, leaving Lens as the sole leader with four points.