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Kezman eases PSV through

Published: Wednesday 3 March 2004, 22.18CET
PSV Eindhoven 3-1 AC Perugia (agg: 3-1) Mateja Kezman scores twice as PSV end Perugia's UEFA Cup challenge.

Match statistics

PSVPerugia

Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target3
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards0
1
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Wednesday 3 March 2004, 22.18CET

Kezman eases PSV through

PSV Eindhoven 3-1 AC Perugia (agg: 3-1) Mateja Kezman scores twice as PSV end Perugia's UEFA Cup challenge.

Mateja Kezman scored twice as PSV Eindhoven eased into the last 16 of the UEFA Cup with a convincing 3-1 win on the night and on aggregate against AC Perugia at the Philips Stadium.

Tense start
PSV started nervously and the first ten minutes were a tense affair. It was no surprise then when the Italian side carved out the first opening, Jose Ferreira driving a free-kick from outside the area against a post. PSV soon improved and took the lead with 22 minutes gone when the defender Kevin Hofland powered in a header from Mark van Bommel's free-kick.

Drought ended
The Dutch side doubled their advantage just before the break when Arjen Robben - who yesterday agreed a summer move to Chelsea FC - sent in a cross from the left and Kezman saw off the attentions of two defenders to beat Zeljko Kalac in the Perugia goal. It was the striker's first goal in European competition for 1,357 minutes.

Kezman strikes again
In the 48th minute PSV ended the tie as a contest. There was more good play from Robben down the left side as he linked up with the substitute Young-Pyo Lee to create an opening for Kezman who tapped the ball into the net.

Ferreira hits back
Having built a comfortable winning margin, PSV started playing to their home crowd by trying to pick out Kezman for his third goal. But it was Perugia who struck next, earning some consolation when Ferreira fired in a free-kick from 20 metres with two minutes to play.

'Under pressure'
Guus Hiddink, the PSV coach, said of the success: "My team started very nervously which was why the beginning of the match was tough for us. Perugia kept our defence under pressure until our first goal. I compliment my team's efficiency at being able to score three times from three chances. After the first goal it was just a question of how to control the game."

Last updated: 04/03/04 9.49CET

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Lineups

psv

PSV

perugia

Perugia

23
WaterreusRonald Waterreus (GK)
1
KalacZeljko Kalac (GK)
30
BøgelundKasper Bøgelund
Substitution72
14
DiamouteneSouleymane Diamoutene
29
HoflandKevin Hofland
Goal22
5
Di FrancescoEusebio Di Francesco
6
Van BommelMark van Bommel
6
IgnoffoGiovanni Ignoffo
Substitution50
5
BoumaWilfred Bouma
22
Di LoretoMarco Di Loreto
16
LuciusTheo Lucius
9
BothroydJay Bothroyd
Substitution50
14
VogelJohann Vogel
Substitution83
2
Zé MariaZé Maria
Goal88
25
De JongJohn de Jong
44
GattiFabio Gatti
Yellow Card45+1
8
Vennegoor of HesselinkJan Vennegoor of Hesselink
Substitution33
27
ObodoChristian Obodo
11
RobbenArjen Robben
18
FresiSalvatore Fresi
9
KežmanMateja Kežman
Goal43
Goal48
7
Guilherme do PradoGuilherme do Prado

Substitutes

1
Van DijkRob van Dijk (GK)
8
TardioliMichele Tardioli (GK)
3
Lee Young-PyoLee Young-Pyo
Substitution33
41
VergainiAlessio Vergaini
13
Van der SchaafRemco van der Schaaf
Substitution83
20
FusaniMassimiliano Fusani
Substitution50
15
VonlanthenJohan Vonlanthen
34
Pero NulloMatteo Pero Nullo
18
Eric AddoEric Addo
36
GorettiGabriele Goretti
20
ColinJürgen Colin
Substitution72
21
TurchiJuan Martin Turchi
Substitution50
48
AfellayIbrahim Afellay
40
PattiMatteo Patti

Coach

Guus Hiddink (NED) Serse Cosmi (ITA)

Referee

Eduardo Iturralde González (ESP)

Assistant referees

Rafael Guerrero Alonso (ESP), Carlos Andrés Lopez Villate (ESP)

Fourth official

Carlos Megia Davila (ESP)

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