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PSV shackle Schalke fightback

Published: Wednesday 14 September 2005, 0.51CET
PSV Eindhoven 1-0 FC Schalke 04 Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink's first-half header earned last season's semi-finalists a hard-fought win.
by Derek Brookman
from Philips stadium

Match statistics

PSVSchalke

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target4
 
1
Attempts off target6
 
10
Corners6
 
5
Offsides1
 
1
Fouls committed21
 
19
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

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Published: Wednesday 14 September 2005, 0.51CET

PSV shackle Schalke fightback

PSV Eindhoven 1-0 FC Schalke 04 Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink's first-half header earned last season's semi-finalists a hard-fought win.

PSV Eindhoven did enough to indicate that last year's run to the UEFA Champions League semi-finals was no fluke, with a hard-fought victory over FC Schalke 04 in the Netherlands.

Schalke struggle
Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink headed the only goal of the Group E encounter in the 33rd minute, meeting DaMarcus Beasley's in-swinging corner with a powerful back-post header that left goalkeeper Frank Rost helpless. The Dutch side had opportunities to double the lead before Schalke came back strongly in the second half but couldn't break PSV down.

Attacking intent
PSV, with Theo Lucius and Eric Addo slotting into a reorganised defence, started with 19-year old Ibrahim Afellay on the right of midfield, while Vennegoor of Hesselink was used as a lone striker. Schalke's lineup looked more adventurous, with Lincoln occupying a floating role in front of a four-man midfield, behind forwards Ebbe Sand and Kevin Kuranyi.

Rost roused
The game nevertheless began conservatively, with both teams keen to give nothing away; defending in numbers and building steadily. Indeed, 15 minutes had gone by the time a cross-cum-shot from PSV's Belgian international Timmy Simons forced Schalke custodian Rost into his first save, tipping over at the expense of a corner. Two minutes later Jefferson Farfán shot weakly at Rost from a good position.

Deadlock broken
The chances awakened PSV, who started to push forward more, but the final ball continually let them down, their lack of incisiveness allowing Schalke to soak up the pressure. But the deadlock was broken just after the half-hour, and like so often during PSV's 2004/05 campaign, it came from a dead ball.

Schalke fightback
PSV began piling on the pressure. Beasley almost made it two but his free-kick was touched over by Rost, and the keeper then had to clear hastily as Vennegoor of Hesselink homed in on a loose pass. Five minutes before half-time Phillip Cocu hit the side-netting with a long-range effort and having survived until the interval only a goal down, Schalke kicked off the second half firmly on the front foot.

Defensive error
Lincoln fired a 49th-minute free-kick just over but it took an error from the hosts for Schalke to really threaten an equaliser, as Marcelo Bordon seized on a lax back-pass from Michael Reiziger to feed Ebbe Sand who headed over from close range. Strike partner Kuranyi volleyed high and wide a few minutes later as the visitors upped the ante.

Gomes troubled
Schalke brought on Søren Larsen for fellow Dane Sand in the 71st minute and he almost made an immediate impact, setting Kuranyi clear but the German international was denied by the onrushing Heurelho Gomes. The Brazilian keeper then pushed away a drive by Hamit Altintop at full stretch, and at the other end, Afellay had a wonderful opportunity to seal victory with seven minutes remaining but dithered and his poorly-struck attempt was easily stopped by Rost.

Larsen header
Larsen almost headed a late leveller but, under pressure, he could not direct his effort on target as PSV held on to open their Group E campaign with a hard-fought success.

Last updated: 15/09/05 9.23CET

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Lineups

psv

PSV

schalke

Schalke

1
GomesHeurelho Gomes (GK)
1
RostFrank Rost (GK)
2
OoijerAndré Ooijer
2
C. PoulsenChristian Poulsen
3
ReizigerMichael Reiziger
3
KobiashviliLevan Kobiashvili
Yellow Card20
6
SimonsTimmy Simons
Yellow Card48
5
BordonMarcelo Bordon
8
CocuPhillip Cocu (C)
Substitution82
6
Hamit AltıntopHamit Altıntop
Substitution87
9
Vennegoor of HesselinkJan Vennegoor of Hesselink
Goal33
Substitution87
8
ErnstFabian Ernst
Substitution79
11
BeasleyDaMarcus Beasley
10
LincolnLincoln
16
LuciusTheo Lucius
11
SandEbbe Sand (C)
Substitution72
17
FarfánJefferson Farfán
18
RafinhaRafinha
Yellow Card69
18
Eric AddoEric Addo
20
KrstajićMladen Krstajić
20
AfellayIbrahim Afellay
Yellow Card90+3
22
KuranyiKevin Kuranyi

Substitutes

21
ZoetebierEdwin Zoetebier (GK)
13
HeimerothChristofer Heimeroth (GK)
14
FerreyraOsmar Ferreyra
9
LarsenSøren Larsen
Substitution72
19
LameyMichael Lamey
Substitution82
15
WałdochTomasz Wałdoch
29
RobertRobert
Substitution87
16
RodríguezDarío Rodríguez
33
BeerensRoy Beerens
19
VarelaGustavo Varela
Substitution79
37
AissatiIsmaïl Aissati
23
CziommerSimon Cziommer
25
BajramovićZlatan Bajramović
Substitution87

Coach

Guus Hiddink (NED) Ralf Rangnick (GER)

Referee

Iouri Baskakov (RUS)

Assistant referees

Vladimir Eniutin (RUS), Evgueni Volnin (RUS)

Fourth official

Stanislav Sukhina (RUS)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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