PSV finish off ten-man Trabzonspor

PSV Eindhoven 4-1 Trabzonspor AŞ (agg: 6-2)
Valencia CF lie in wait for Fred Rutten's side following a second leg in which Tim Matavž scored two and visiting goalkeeper Tolga Zengin was dismissed.

Goalscorer Kevin Strootman in action against Trabzonspor
Goalscorer Kevin Strootman in action against Trabzonspor ©Getty Images

PSV Eindhoven will meet Valencia CF in the UEFA Europa League round of 16 after making light work of ten-man Trabzonspor AŞ, a 4-1 home win completing a 6-2 aggregate success.

Already 2-1 down from the home leg, the Black Sea side went behind to a 15th-minute Dries Mertens penalty in the Netherlands, with goals from Tim Matavž and Kevin Strootman piling on further misery. Burak Yilmaz struck back, but Tolga Zengin's dismissal before the break for deliberate handball further tilted the game in PSV's favour, and Matavž beat replacement goalkeeper Onur Kıvrak to complete a joyless night for Şenol Güneş's men.

Olcan Adın drew an early save from Andreas Isaksson, but it was all downhill from there for Trabzonspor. Fouled in the area, Mertens converted from the spot on 14 minutes, and his cross from the left then invited Matavž to head his side's second just after the half-hour mark. With the visitors buckling, Strootman put the finishing touch to a typically disorientating PSV move within a few minutes.

The Turkish league's 29-goal top scorer, Burak smashed in from close range on a rare Trabzonspor sally forward, but any lingering hope of a recovery evaporated when Tolga came out of his box to deny Strootman, and was red-carded for handling the ball.

Onur came on and made a decent save from Georgino Wijnaldum after the break, but he could not stem the flow of goals, Matavž on target again − with the help of a deflection − after he reacted sharply to a loose ball in the box. Ominously for Valencia, Fred Rutten's side are now unbeaten in 11 European games.