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PSV leave it late to see off Rapid

Published: Thursday 29 September 2011, 23.00CET
FC Rapid Bucureşti 1-3 PSV Eindhoven
Destined for a share of the spoils and of the Group C lead, PSV took command through late goals from Ola Toivonen and Tim Matavž.
PSV leave it late to see off Rapid
Ola Toivonen's late header set PSV on their way to victory ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Rapid BucureştiPSV

Goals scored1
 
3
Attempts on target2
 
4
Attempts off target2
 
4
Corners6
 
5
Offsides0
3
Fouls committed17
 
8
Yellow cards4
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 29 September 2011, 23.00CET

PSV leave it late to see off Rapid

FC Rapid Bucureşti 1-3 PSV Eindhoven
Destined for a share of the spoils and of the Group C lead, PSV took command through late goals from Ola Toivonen and Tim Matavž.

PSV Eindhoven assumed sole control of UEFA Europa League Group C with a 3-1 win against FC Rapid Bucureşti at the National Arena.

Both victorious a fortnight ago, Rapid and PSV looked set to retain a share of the lead in the section until Ola Toivonen's header with two minutes left and Tim Matavž's cool finish in added time. Though fitting that Rapid, through Dan Alexu, scored the first UEFA Europa League goal on the ground that will stage this season's final, PSV were good value for Wilfred Bouma's equaliser and their late double.

Indeed, unbeaten in a UEFA Cup or UEFA Europa League group stage game in 13 outings prior to kick-off, they started with appropriate authority. Though Daniel Pancu's close-range shot caused Andreas Isaksson's heart to skip a beat, it was his Rapid counterpart Dănuţ Coman who had more with which to concern himself, showing particular alertness to keep out Georginio Wijnaldum's stinging effort.

Isaksson was required to divert Pancu's free-kick over on 27 minutes but was unable to repeat the trick from the ensuing corner, Alexa pouncing to divert Pancu's header into the bottom corner. Bouma, an uncompromising defender by trade, was an equally unlikely scorer two minutes from the break, drifting in unnoticed at the back post to touch past Coman from Kevin Strootman's set piece.

Yet to catch light following the interval, the game looked to have received a welcome shot in the arm on the hour. Coman, attempting to flush out a corner, left himself stranded. Bouma struck the loose ball but, seemingly destined for a second, was denied by Rui Darte's positioning on the goal line.

The full-back's heroics failed to act as a catalyst for his team and, with time nearly up, a stoic Rapid defence were finally beaten when Toivonen towered above it to head in Strootman's cross. Dries Martens teed up Matavž for the icing on the cake.

Last updated: 01/10/11 0.17CET

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Lineups

rapid bucureşti

Rapid Bucureşti

psv

PSV

1
ComanDănuţ Coman (GK)
1
IsakssonAndreas Isaksson (GK)
2
Rui DuarteRui Duarte
Yellow Card85
2
ManolevStanislav Manolev
4
Marcos AntónioMarcos António (C)
3
BoumaWilfred Bouma
Goal43
5
AlexaDan Alexa
Goal28
Yellow Card43
4
MarceloMarcelo
7
DeacCiprian Deac
Yellow Card56
5
PietersErik Pieters
8
GrigoreNicolae Grigore
6
StrootmanKevin Strootman
Yellow Card52
10
HereaOvidiu Herea
Substitution74
7
ToivonenOla Toivonen (C)
Goal89
11
PancuDaniel Pancu
Yellow Card45+1
Substitution83
9
MatavžTim Matavž
Goal90+2
14
RomanMihai Roman
Substitution51
10
WijnaldumGeorginio Wijnaldum
16
BurcăOvidiu Burcă
11
LensJeremain Lens
Substitution72
19
V. BožovićVladimir Božović
14
MertensDries Mertens
Yellow Card80

Substitutes

89
StratonCatalin Straton (GK)
33
SinouhKhalid Sinouh (GK)
3
EzequiasEzequias
8
EngelaarOrlando Engelaar
9
CássioCássio
Substitution83
16
IbrahimRabiu Ibrahim
21
SburleaSabrin Sburlea
17
TamataAbel Tamata
27
BertiGláuber Berti
18
DerijckTimothy Derijck
32
ApostolIulian Apostol
Substitution74
20
LabyadZakaria Labyad
Substitution72
80
Filipe TeixeiraFilipe Teixeira
Substitution51
23
OjoFunso Ojo

Coach

Răzvan Lucescu (ROU) Fred Rutten (NED)

Referee

Fredy Fautrel (FRA)

Assistant referees

Fredji Harchay (FRA), Cyril Gringore (FRA)

Fourth official

Philippe Kalt (FRA)

Additional assistant referees

Clément Turpin (FRA), Alexandre Castro (FRA)

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