PSV Stadion - Eindhoven 19/09/2013 - 19:00CET (19:00 local time)

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Ludogorets' Misidjan enjoys dream return

Published: Friday 20 September 2013, 0.35CET
"Things could not have gone any better," said PFC Ludogorets Razgrad's Dutch winger Virgil Misidjan after scoring on his return to the Netherlands in the 2-0 win at PSV Eindhoven.
by Derek Brookman
from PSV Stadion
Ludogorets' Misidjan enjoys dream return
Ludogorets coach Stoicho Stoev celebrates his team's second goal ©AFP/Getty Images
 

Match statistics

PSV
Ludogorets

0

Goals scored

2

59

Possession (%)

41

18

Total attempts

11

6

on target

5

9

off target

5

3

blocked

1

0

against woodwork

1

5

Corners

4

0

Offsides

1

1

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

0

8

Fouls committed

12

12

Fouls suffered

7

553

Passes

390

462

completed

304

Lineups

psv

PSV

ludogorets

Ludogorets

21Zoet (GK)21V. Stoyanov (GK)
5Bruma (C)4Mäntylä
6Maher5Barthe
7Toivonen8Fábio Espinho
Yellow Card55
9Matavž9Bezjak
Goal60
Yellow Card79
Substitution81
13Arias17Dani Abalo
Yellow Card33
Substitution75
15Willems
Substitution44
18Dyakov (C)
Yellow Card68
19Bakkali
Substitution61
20Choco
22Depay
Yellow Card33
80Júnior Caiçara
27Hiljemark
Substitution77
84Marcelinho
29Hendrix93Misidjan
Goal74
Substitution89

Substitutes

1Tytoń (GK)91Čvorović (GK)
2Jørgensen
Substitution44
7Aleksandrov
Substitution75
8Schaars
Substitution77
11Juninho Quixadá
11Locadia14Burgzorg
14Jozefzoon23Zlatinski
Substitution81
26Brenet27Moţi
33Park Ji-Sung
Substitution61
73I. Stoyanov
Substitution89

Coaches

Phillip Cocu (NED) Stoicho Stoev (BUL)

Referee

Ivan Kružliak (SVK)

Press kits

Last updated: 19/09/2013 21:10 CET

Standings

Last updated: 20/09/2013 13:21 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
  
Published: Friday 20 September 2013, 0.35CET

Ludogorets' Misidjan enjoys dream return

"Things could not have gone any better," said PFC Ludogorets Razgrad's Dutch winger Virgil Misidjan after scoring on his return to the Netherlands in the 2-0 win at PSV Eindhoven.

Dutch winger Virgil Misidjan enjoyed a hugely satisfying return to the Netherlands by scoring in a 2-0 triumph for PFC Ludogorets Razgrad over PSV Eindhoven, whose midfielder Stijn Schaars felt his team had hit "rock bottom". Misidjan was delighted to play in his native country once again and the goal capped a dream return. "Things could not have gone any better," he said of the Bulgarian champions' first-ever match in the UEFA Europa League. His joy was in stark contrast with the disappointment expressed by PSV's Schaars and Jeffrey Bruma.

Virgil Misidjan, Ludogorets forward
It is a great way to return to the Netherlands, with a victory – and a goal. We knew that PSV are not in the best of form at the moment so we felt beforehand that we could cause a surprise. I thought we played quite well, whereas they gave away possession too often and played at a low tempo. Normally you expect PSV to come at you here in Eindhoven but it did not happen.

A lot of people wondered what I was doing when I left this country to play in Bulgaria, so I hope I showed them this evening that the standard of football there is high. I spoke about this with Mitchell [Burgzorg], my Dutch team-mate, and we really hoped we would draw an Eredivisie team in the group phase. I enjoyed my return immensely; things could not have gone any better.

Stijn Schaars, PSV midfielder
Today as a team we reached rock bottom. We had discussed what to do to pressurise our opponents, how to react when we lose possession, that kind of thing. When we cannot do what we agreed then it is difficult to win, no matter who you are playing. We started the season very brightly but we knew that we had also hit a rough patch.

But that does not make it any easier to accept. It is not as if we were resting players with an eye on Sunday's match with Ajax. Karim [Rekik] and Georginio [Wijnaldum] were unavailable today and Jetro [Willems] went off injured, so it is clear that we need everyone in the squad, and it should not matter who plays. I did not start because I have a bruised toe, so it was time to give it some rest.

Jeffrey Bruma, PSV defender
I had definitely hoped my first match as captain of PSV would not be as disappointing as this. I cannot explain why we played so poorly. The organisation on the pitch left a lot to be desired. But really, we simply weren't good enough. Our recent performances have not been great, but it is not as if we took to the pitch worried because we have not won any of our last five matches. We wanted to win; it just did not work out this evening. Of course we are still in contention in the Europa League, we have got off to a bad start but there are still five games to go.

Last updated: 21/09/13 0.02CET

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