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Delicious Depay goal sets up PSV victory

FC Chornomorets Odesa 0-2 PSV Eindhoven
Teenager Memphis Depay scored a virtuoso goal as the visitors strolled to their first Group B success.

Memphis Depay wheels away after scoring for PSV
Memphis Depay wheels away after scoring for PSV ©AFP/Getty Images

PSV Eindhoven bounced back from their opening UEFA Europa League Group B loss by easing past FC Chornomorets Odesa 2-0.

Still smarting from a 2-0 home defeat by PFC Ludogorets Razgrad on matchday one, PSV's determination to set the record straight yielded a 13th-minute opener, 19-year-old Memphis Depay finding the net with a stunning long-range strike. Chornomorets toiled in vain after the restart and were undone again when Florian Jozefzoon made it two.

From the off, the Dutch side's passing was crisp, precise and full of purpose – and it soon bore fruit. Displaying confidence beyond his years, Depay received possession wide on the left, drifted inside and curled the ball sumptuously into the top corner. Opportunities were slow to materialise for the home team and Elis Bakaj's speculative effort on the cusp of half-time compounded their frustration.

If Roman Grygorchuk's team had hoped the interval would inspire a transformation, they were to be disappointed as Phillip Cocu's charges resumed with the same superiority. Stijn Schaars' inswinging free-kick was headed centimetres past a post by Jeffrey Bruma, while Zakaria Bakkali dragged a shot wide.

So comfortable on the ball, the visitors looked in little danger of conceding until a long pass from Markus Berger split their ranks. The recipient, Leo Matos, attempted to flick the ball past Przemysław Tytoń first time, but the PSV goalkeeper read his intentions. Tytoń then produced a stylish reflex save to deflect Olexiy Gai's thumping effort over, and the result was put beyond doubt when Jozefzoon finished coolly two minutes from time.

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