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Early strikes leave PSV on pole

Published: Wednesday 13 February 2008, 23.30CET
PSV Eindhoven 2-0 Helsingborgs IF A Timmy Simons penalty and second goal from Danko Lazović guaranteed breathing space for the Dutch champions.
Early strikes leave PSV on pole
PSV captain Timmy Simons celebrates his early opener ©Getty Images

Match statistics

PSVHelsingborg

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target4
 
5
Attempts off target3
 
3
Corners3
 
4
Offsides8
 
0
Fouls committed11
 
13
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Wednesday 13 February 2008, 23.30CET

Early strikes leave PSV on pole

PSV Eindhoven 2-0 Helsingborgs IF A Timmy Simons penalty and second goal from Danko Lazović guaranteed breathing space for the Dutch champions.

PSV Eindhoven took control of their UEFA Cup Round of 32 tie against Helsingborgs IF with a 2-0 home win in Wednesday's first leg.

First-half strikes
Timmy Simons fired the Dutch champions ahead from the penalty spot after seven minutes and Danko Lazović doubled the lead 12 minutes before the break, but the Eredivisie leaders could not add further goals in the second half.

Blistering start
PSV started at a ferocious pace and would have gone ahead in the fifth minute had Daniel Andersson not tipped over Balázs Dzsudzsák's strike from the edge of the area. Helsingborg's reprieve was short-lived, just two minutes, as Andersson fouled Lazović in the area and club captain Simons tucked the penalty away. The setback kicked the Swedish side into action and Razak Omotoyossi's shot from eleven metres forced PSV keeper Heurelho Gomes to save with his feet.

End-to-end
The Brazilian was also on hand three minutes later to hold another strike from Omotoyossi before Martin Kolář went close from just outside the box. PSV reacted through Ibrahim Afellay who followed up his shot against the post with an assist for the second goal, his effort ending up at the feet of Lazović who placed his finish into the top-right corner from 12 metres.

Second-half calm
In contrast to the hectic nature of the first period, the second half was a far less energetic affair and neither goalkeeper was given much to worry about. René Makondele sent a right-footed effort over the bar after an hour and Ólafur Ingi Skúlason fired over from inside the box with 19 minutes to play. Dzsudzsák shot wide from a free-kick at the other end, but PSV will take a two-goal advantage to Sweden when the sides contest the second leg a week on Thursday.

Last updated: 13/02/08 23.34CET

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Lineups

psv

PSV

helsingborg

Helsingborg

1
GomesHeurelho Gomes (GK)
1
D. AnderssonDaniel Andersson (GK)
Yellow Card6
2
KromkampJan Kromkamp
26
EkstrandJoel Ekstrand
3
SalcidoCarlos Salcido
5
JakobssonAndreas Jakobsson
24
MarcellisDirk Marcellis
21
C. AnderssonChristoffer Andersson
5
ZonneveldMike Zonneveld
4
LandgrenAndreas Landgren
6
SimonsTimmy Simons (C)
Goal7
19
KolářMartin Kolář
Substitution77
13
AlcidesAlcides
Substitution65
10
LantzMarcus Lantz
Yellow Card60
20
AfellayIbrahim Afellay
13
SkúlasonÓlafur Skúlason
28
BakkalOtman Bakkal
16
MakondeleRené Makondele
22
DzsudzsákBalázs Dzsudzsák
Yellow Card11
17
LarssonHenrik Larsson (C)
9
LazovićDanko Lazović
Goal33
Substitution71
11
OmotoyossiRazak Omotoyossi
Substitution88

Substitutes

21
RoordaBas Roorda (GK)
30
HanssonPär Hansson (GK)
14
RajkovićSlobodan Rajković
Substitution65
14
Leandro CastánLeandro Castán
16
AissatiIsmaïl Aissati
23
WahlstedtErik Wahlstedt
7
VäyrynenMika Väyrynen
2
ChansaIsaac Chansa
10
KoevermansDanny Koevermans
Substitution71
8
SvanbäckFredrik Svanbäck
15
CulinaJason Culina
20
OlssonFredrik Olsson
Substitution88
17
FarfánJefferson Farfán
32
UnkuriMathias Unkuri
Substitution77

Coach

Dwight Lodeweges (NED) Bo Nilsson (SWE)

Referee

Costas Kapitanis (CYP)

Assistant referees

Frixos Petrou (CYP), Athinodoros Ioannou (CYP)

Fourth official

Panayiotis Kailis (CYP)

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