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Resounding win not enough for PSV

Published: Wednesday 30 October 2002, 23.00CET
PSV Eindhoven 3-0 AJ Auxerre PSV are eliminated despite a comfortable home win.

Match statistics

PSVAuxerre

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target8
 
0
Attempts off target9
 
1
Corners3
 
1
Offsides7
 
2
Fouls committed12
 
11
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
2

Standings

Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:21 CET

Legend:

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Published: Wednesday 30 October 2002, 23.00CET

Resounding win not enough for PSV

PSV Eindhoven 3-0 AJ Auxerre PSV are eliminated despite a comfortable home win.

PSV Eindhoven won an extraordinary game in the Philips stadium in Eindhoven as they defeated AJ Auxerre, who had two players sent off, in UEFA Champions League Group A.

Emphatic win
Yet the resounding victory was not enough to prolong the Dutch side’s participation in the tournament after BV Borussia Dortmund's 2-1 win over Arsenal in Germany. But they have moved above their French opponents and are favourites to take third place in the group, thereby qualifying for the UEFA Cup.

Bright start
The game began brightly with PSV's Dennis Rommedahl firing just wide from a free-kick after only two minutes. The Danish international was heavily involved again six minutes later as he broke clear down the PSV right and pulled the ball back to Arnold Bruggink, who blazed over the bar with the goal at his mercy.

Close call
Rommedahl and Bruggink, together with Arjen Robben, were a constant threat to Auxerre's defence and Bruggink was at the centre of the action again just past the quarter-hour. First, he saw a free-kick curl just wide of Fabien Cool's right-hand post in the 17th minute and, a minute later, he went down as he tried to go round the Auxerre goalkeeper only to be booked for simulation.

Red card
Auxerre failed to show much as an attacking force, with captain Yann Lachuer's deflected shot the closest they came to scoring all game. In the 26th minute, their hopes took a huge blow as influential defender Philippe Mexes was dismissed. Having been cautioned three minutes earlier, the French international checked Robben's run as the PSV forward broke past him, leaving the referee with no option but to produce a second yellow card.

Bruggink on target
Wilfred Bouma came close to taking immediate advantage of the situation, heading a Bruggink free-kick just over the crossbar. However, as Auxerre were still coming to terms with coach Guy Roux's reorganisation, PSV took the lead in the 34th minute. Mateja Kezman's attempted pass to Robben was cut out, but the ball fell conveniently for Bruggink who beat Cool from just inside the penalty area.

Near misses
The home side twice came close to doubling their lead five minutes before the interval, as Mark van Bommel saw an audacious 20-metre chip tipped over the bar by Cool and Bouma again was off target with his header from the resulting corner.  

Doubling up
The match was effectively ended as a contest six minutes into the second period. As Auxerre pressed forward, PSV broke clear and Robben's pass found Kezman racing down the PSV left. His low cross picked out Rommedahl, who made no mistake.

Decisive third
Auxerre's already slender chances suffered another blow in the 51st minute, as Olivier Kapo became their second player dismissed following a clash with Kevin Hofland. With a two-man advantage PSV were in complete command and added a third goal in the 64th minute. Robben exchanged passes with Kezman down the left and curled the Yugoslavian striker's return pass inside Cool's far post from just inside the penalty area.

Last updated: 31/10/02 11.17CET

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Lineups

psv

PSV

auxerre

Auxerre

23
WaterreusRonald Waterreus (GK)
1
CoolFabien Cool (GK)
3
HoflandKevin Hofland
2
RadetJohan Radet
4
FaberErnest Faber
3
JaurèsJean-Sébastien Jaurès
6
Van BommelMark van Bommel (C)
Substitution65
4
BoumsongJean-Alain Boumsong
9
KežmanMateja Kežman
5
MexèsPhilippe Mexès
Yellow Card23
Red Card26
10
BrugginkArnold Bruggink
Yellow Card18
Goal34
7
FayeAmdy Faye
11
RobbenArjen Robben
Goal64
Substitution70
8
LachuerYann Lachuer (C)
Substitution81
14
VogelJohann Vogel
Substitution78
11
FadigaKhalilou Fadiga
Substitution87
19
RommedahlDennis Rommedahl
Goal48
18
MathisLionel Mathis
22
BoumaWilfred Bouma
21
BenjaniMwaruwari Benjani
Substitution28
30
BøgelundKasper Bøgelund
23
KapoOlivier Kapo
Red Card51

Substitutes

1
Ten RouwelaarJelle ten Rouwelaar (GK)
16
HamelSébastien Hamel (GK)
5
HeintzeJan Heintze
6
AgbohKuami Agboh
7
RamziAdil Ramzi
Substitution70
Yellow Card82
9
CisséDjibril Cissé
8
Vennegoor of HesselinkJan Vennegoor of Hesselink
13
GrichtingStéphane Grichting
Substitution28
13
Van der SchaafRemco van der Schaaf
Substitution65
20
GonzalezArnaud Gonzalez
Substitution87
16
LuciusTheo Lucius
Substitution78
26
Perrier DoumbéJean-Joël Perrier Doumbé
18
Eric AddoEric Addo
27
SirieixPantxi Sirieix
Substitution81

Coach

Guus Hiddink (NED) Guy Roux (FRA)

Referee

Knud Erik Fisker (DEN)

Assistant referees

Jens Larsen (DEN), Markku Tiensuu (FIN)

Fourth official

Nicolai Vollquartz (DEN)

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