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Beasley gets PSV's vote

Published: Wednesday 3 November 2004, 0.10CET
PSV Eindhoven 1-0 Rosenborg BK DaMarcus Beasley's first-half winner took PSV three points clear in Group E.

Match statistics

PSVRosenborg

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target3
 
4
Attempts off target8
 
5
Corners2
 
1
Offsides2
 
3
Fouls committed11
 
15
Yellow cards0
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 3 November 2004, 0.10CET

Beasley gets PSV's vote

PSV Eindhoven 1-0 Rosenborg BK DaMarcus Beasley's first-half winner took PSV three points clear in Group E.

By Jules Marshall at the Philips Stadium

PSV Eindhoven completed the double over newly crowned Norwegian champions Rosenborg BK to climb three points clear at the top of Group E. It was a solid performance that emphasised that coach Guus Hiddink has been building a team who show strength in all parts of the pitch, and it was rewarded by DaMarcus Beasley's first-half winner.

Perfect weapon
PSV started with a flourish and that they had the perfect weapon in Beasley soon became apparent. The pacy American international shone on US election day, breaking through twice in this opening period, only for his last touch to let him down both times.

Crucial breakthrough
There was nothing wrong with Beasley's touch in the tenth minute, however, when Phillip Cocu launched a long ball from inside his own half, and he got on to the end of it and blasted the ball into Espen Johnsen's goal. The American almost scored again a couple of minutes later, a confident shot flying just wide of the top left-hand corner.

Zoetebier slip
PSV's good work was almost undone in the 13th minute when Edwin Zoetebier, deputising for the injured Heurelho Gomes in goal, slipped in clearing a simple back-pass, presenting the ball to Frode Johnsen. He fed Ståle Stensaas on the left but the full-back, forced out wide by Zoetebier, failed to pick out Johnsen with his return pass with the goalkeeper stranded.

Defensive frailty
PSV again showed some defensive frailty on 20 minutes, failing to clear a loose ball in the box but again none of Rosenborg's strikers could take advantage. However, just as Ola By Rise's side began to show why they were crowned Norwegian champions for the 13th consecutive season on Saturday, they were almost hit by a goal on the break.

Close calls
Mark van Bommel intercepted a ball played up the line and ran free on goal. Closed down well, however, his snatched shot went wide. Then, Van Bommel was bundled over 40 metres from the Rosenborg goal, and Brazilian defender Alex went close with the resulting free-kick.

Threat out wide
The closest Rosenborg got in the first half was a Stensaas free-kick gathered comfortably by Zoetebier. The industrious Beasley on the left and Jefferson Farfán down the other flank continued to carry the threat to the visitors right up until the half-time whistle.

Little guile
Rosenborg, who had begun the day three points adrift at the foot of the section, came out for the second half with more conviction, but they still showed little guile in the final third of the pitch, and won no more than a corner in the first 15 minutes after the restart.

Tantalising cross
Meanwhile, Beasley was still finding room to torment the away side, although his enthusiastic athleticism was at times not matched by the end product. Farfán dribbled well into the Rosenborg box in the 64th minute and delivered a tantalising cross, but no PSV attacker could get a foot to it.

Dorsin miss
By Rise opted to increase his firepower in the 66th minute, bringing on Daniel Braaten for defender Stensaas and as the clock ticked down, Rosenborg could have saved an all-important point when the ball was pulled back to Mikael Dorsin but he blasted well over from ten metres with eleven minutes remaining.

Final scare
There was a final scare for the 26,000 home fans, when with four minutes to play, Zoetebier let a weak back-pass trickle under his foot, only to recover in time to clear the ball off his own line.

Last updated: 03/11/04 19.58CET

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Lineups

psv

PSV

rosenborg

Rosenborg

21
ZoetebierEdwin Zoetebier (GK)
1
Espen JohnsenEspen Johnsen (GK)
3
Lee Young-PyoLee Young-Pyo
3
HoftunErik Hoftun (C)
Yellow Card68
4
AlexAlex
4
WinsnesFredrik Winsnes
5
BoumaWilfred Bouma
Substitution89
6
StrandRoar Strand
Substitution30
6
Van BommelMark van Bommel (C)
8
RussellRobbie Russell
8
CocuPhillip Cocu
9
Frode JohnsenFrode Johnsen
9
Vennegoor of HesselinkJan Vennegoor of Hesselink
Substitution76
11
SolliJan Gunnar Solli
11
BeasleyDaMarcus Beasley
Goal10
Substitution82
16
HansénTorjus Hansén
14
VogelJohann Vogel
17
StorflorØyvind Storflor
Substitution85
16
LuciusTheo Lucius
21
StensaasStåle Stensaas
Substitution66
17
FarfánJefferson Farfán
33
DorsinMikael Dorsin

Substitutes

23
CoeNathan Coe (GK)
30
RønningenIvar Rønningen (GK)
15
VonlanthenJohan Vonlanthen
Substitution82
2
OlsenOdd Inge Olsen
18
Eric AddoEric Addo
15
SkjelbredPer Ciljan Skjelbred
22
FehérCsaba Fehér
Substitution89
18
GeorgeChrister George
Substitution30
27
SmitArvid Smit
22
BrattbakkHarald Brattbakk
35
SibonGerald Sibon
Substitution76
24
HelstadThorstein Helstad
Substitution85
25
BraatenDaniel Braaten
Substitution66

Coach

Guus Hiddink (NED) Ola By Rise (NOR)

Referee

Arturo Dauden Ibañez (ESP)

Assistant referees

Clemente Ayete Plou (ESP), Luis Cote Saez (ESP)

Fourth official

Fernando Teixeira (ESP)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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