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PSV set up Feyenoord showdown

Published: Friday 1 March 2002, 0.20CET
A last-minute goal from PSV Eindhoven sent Leeds United AFC crashing out of the UEFA Cup.

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0
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0
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0
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0
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1
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Published: Friday 1 March 2002, 0.20CET

PSV set up Feyenoord showdown

A last-minute goal from PSV Eindhoven sent Leeds United AFC crashing out of the UEFA Cup.

Leeds United AFC 0-1 PSV Eindhoven (Agg: 0-1)
A last-minute goal saw Leeds United AFC crash out of the UEFA Cup with a 1-0 aggregate defeat against PSV Eindhoven.

Grand finale
With just seconds left before the final whistle, Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink pounced on the rebound from a miscued Theo Lucius shot which had hit the crossbar to score the only goal of the two-legged tie and send PSV into a quarter-final meeting with their fellow Dutch side Feyenoord.

Profligate finishing
Leeds had spurned a host of chances at Elland Road after securing a creditable 0-0 draw in the first leg in the Netherlands and were made to pay for their profligacy by PSV's late winner.

O'Leary disconsolate
"It is the same old story for us but I have to wish PSV well," said Leeds coach O'Leary. "I thought we played very well in the first half and should have scored but in my opinion they were the better team in the second half. That is the way our season is going though. It is going to be tough for my players to come back from this. Only time will tell how well they finish the season."

Bakke comes close
Despite failing to score in four of their previous five matches, Leeds came close to a stunning start with Eirik Bakke drilling a 20-yard half-volley just wide of Patrick Lodewijks' right-hand post after 85 seconds. It was the first of many near things for Leeds who, in the 12th minute, saw Mark Viduka let fire from inside the area only for Lodewijks to fling out an arm and deflect the ball away for a corner.

Kewell off target
A brilliant one-two in the PSV area between Viduka and Harry Kewell came close to unlocking the visiting defence in the 20th minute, with the latter's angled shot just missing Lodewijks' left-hand post. Leeds remained in control, but the missed chances were beginning to mount as another went begging in the 29th minute with Gary Kelly and Viduka setting up Lee Bowyer for a shot which the midfield player dragged wide.

Smart save
A quickly taken Danny Mills free-kick in the 40th minute allowed Alan Smith to get behind the PSV defence and once again Lodewijks produced a smart save with his body. Then, on the stroke of half-time, another sharp Leeds break involving Kelly and Viduka set up a shooting chance from Bakke and his 20-yard drive was acrobatically tipped over the bar by the keeper.

PSV rally
The visitors' best effort of the half had come from André Ooijer who headed just wide in the 32nd minute. However, PSV gave a much-improved performance in the second period and their intricate passing and sharp movement around the box caused O'Leary's team numerous problems, with Mark van Bommel directing play from the middle of the pitch.

Kezman on target
Mateja Kezman found space to lash the ball towards goal and force Leeds goalkeeper Nigel Martyn into a stunning one-handed save midway through the second period. As Eric Gerets' side continued to press, Rommedahl's low cross picked out Vennegoor of Hesselink in the area who screwed a shot the wrong side of the far post.

Worthy winner
PSV continued to dominate as the game reached its death and with Vennegoor of Hesselink becoming an ever-increasing factor in the match, it was a just reward when he finally sealed the match.

'Great difficulty'
"In the first half Leeds were the better team and they deserved to score," admitted PSV coach Gerets. "We had great difficulty pressing them back but in the second half they were more tired, we got a little space and used it well. I was pleased with the performance in the second half and because of those 45 minutes we deserve to be playing Feyenoord in the quarter-finals."

Last updated: 16/11/12 4.43CET

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Lineups

leeds

Leeds

psv

PSV

1
MartynNigel Martyn
20
LodewijksPatrick Lodewijks
2
KellyGary Kelly
Yellow Card84
2
OoijerAndré Ooijer
3
HarteIan Harte
6
Van BommelMark van Bommel (C)
9
VidukaMark Viduka
8
Vennegoor of HesselinkJan Vennegoor of Hesselink
Goal89
Substitution90
10
KewellHarry Kewell
9
KežmanMateja Kežman
11
BowyerLee Bowyer
14
VogelJohann Vogel
17
SmithAlan Smith
16
LuciusTheo Lucius
18
MillsDanny Mills
19
RommedahlDennis Rommedahl
19
BakkeEirik Bakke
22
BoumaWilfred Bouma
Yellow Card82
21
MatteoDominic Matteo
29
HoflandKevin Hofland
29
FerdinandRio Ferdinand (C)
30
BøgelundKasper Bøgelund

Substitutes

13
RobinsonPaul Robinson
50
CoutinhoGino Coutinho
7
KeaneRobbie Keane
4
FaberErnest Faber
14
McPhailStephen McPhail
7
RamziAdil Ramzi
16
WilcoxJason Wilcox
15
De JongJohn de Jong
22
DuberryMichael Duberry
17
GakhokidzeGeorgi Gakhokidze
Substitution90
23
BattyDavid Batty
18
Eric AddoEric Addo
25
BurnsJacob Burns
21
NikiforovYuri Nikiforov

Coach

Erik Gerets (BEL)

Referee

Antonio Jesus Lopez Nieto (ESP)

Assistant referees

Victoriano Giraldez Carrasco (ESP), Bibiano Jesus Jimenez Hidalgo (ESP)

Fourth official

Luis Medina Cantalejo (ESP)

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