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Reis prods PSV over the finish line

Published: Thursday 3 December 2009, 21.45CET
PSV Eindhoven 1-0 AC Sparta Praha
Jonathan Reis's added-time strike earned Fred Rutten's side a last-32 spot and a fifth 1-0 UEFA Europa League home victory in a row.
by Derek Brookman
from PSV Stadion

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Match statistics

PSVSparta Praha

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target11
 
4
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners15
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed12
 
21
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 3 December 2009, 21.45CET

Reis prods PSV over the finish line

PSV Eindhoven 1-0 AC Sparta Praha
Jonathan Reis's added-time strike earned Fred Rutten's side a last-32 spot and a fifth 1-0 UEFA Europa League home victory in a row.

PSV Eindhoven claimed top spot in UEFA Europa League Group K after a last-gasp 1-0 victory over AC Sparta Praha.

Contrasting halves
The first half was a scrappy affair, with little urgency and only a couple of chances for PSV's Francisco Rodríguez at the end. There was little improvement after the break either, but Jonathan Reis tapped in an added-time winner to hand his side their fifth successive 1-0 UEFA Europa League home win of the season.

Keepers on top
The home side enjoyed the best of the opening exchanges, forcing two corners in the first five minutes. The first effort on target came on the quarter-hour mark, but Jaromír Blažek comfortably held Reis's header. Ten minutes later Igor Žofcák tested Andreas Isaksson with a low drive but the Swede prevailed.

Rodríguez close twice
Ibrahim Afellay then twice fired over from distance rather than attempting to find a way through the packed Sparta defence, but PSV almost forced an opening right on half-time. First Rodríguez was denied at point-blank range by Blažek, and seconds later the same player flashed a header off the top of the bar.

Forcing the issue
PSV forced a series of corners after the restart, but failed to threaten with any of them. The Dutch side brought on Ola Toivonen for Otman Bakkal, but it was team-mate Balázs Dzsudzsák who almost scored seconds later, his free-kick fisted away at the near post by Blažek. Just when the game was heading for a goalless conclusion, the Dutch side struck. Danko Lazović's deep cross was nodded on by Orlando Engelaar and Reis knocked in the decisive goal. The result gives Fred Rutten's men an unassailable position at the top of the group, while Sparta and FC København will do battle in Prague in two weeks' time to determine who joins them in the last 32.

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Lineups

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PSV

sparta praha

Sparta Praha

1
IsakssonAndreas Isaksson (GK)
29
BlažekJaromír Blažek (GK)
3
SalcidoCarlos Salcido
2
ŘepkaTomáš Řepka (C)
Yellow Card15
Goal90+1
4
RodríguezFrancisco Rodríguez
Substitution78
3
PamićManuel Pamić
9
LazovićDanko Lazović
4
HohenederNiklas Hoheneder
14
PietersErik Pieters
11
ŽofčákIgor Žofčák
Substitution68
18
EngelaarOrlando Engelaar
12
BonyWilfried Bony
Yellow Card73
Substitution90
20
AfellayIbrahim Afellay (C)
13
KušnírOndřej Kušnír
22
DzsudzsákBalázs Dzsudzsák
17
HolendaJan Holenda
25
ManolevStanislav Manolev
Yellow Card72
20
KuckaJuraj Kucka
28
BakkalOtman Bakkal
Substitution62
25
VacekKamil Vacek
Substitution90+4
42
ReisJonathan Reis
27
HušekLuboš Hušek
Yellow Card82

Substitutes

31
Cássio RamosCássio Ramos (GK)
24
KozáčikMatúš Kozáčik (GK)
5
VukovićJagoš Vuković
7
StřeštíkMarek Střeštík
6
SimonsTimmy Simons
9
PrudnikovAleksandr Prudnikov
Substitution90+4
7
ToivonenOla Toivonen
Substitution62
14
V. KadlecVáclav Kadlec
Substitution68
10
KoevermansDanny Koevermans
19
KaloudaLuboš Kalouda
Substitution90
11
AmrabatNordin Amrabat
23
KovbaDenis Kovba
23
OoijerAndré Ooijer
Substitution78
30
HejdaLukáš Hejda

Coach

Fred Rutten (NED) Jozef Chovanec (CZE)

Referee

Martin Ingvarsson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Magnus Sjöblom (SWE), Joakim Flink (SWE)

Fourth official

Magnus Ahlsèn (SWE)

Additional assistant referees

Daniel Stålhammar (SWE), Michael Lerjeus (SWE)

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