PSV held to a 0-0 draw in Oberhausen

11 juli 2012 23:00
PSV were held to a 0-0 draw by Regionalliga West club Rot-Weiβ Oberhausen in Germany in their third pre-season friendly. PSV could not find the back of the net in constant pouring rain. The hosts, managed by former international Mario Basler, had some chances of snatching a late win.

PSV and RW Oberhausen walk out onto the pitch before the start of the game. PSV and RW Oberhausen walk out onto the pitch before the start of the game.
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Chances were far and few

Hutchinson played at right back and Ritzmaier took up the left back position as a physically strong Oberhausen side took on PSV on a rain soaked pitch. First-half chances were far and few between. Engelaar threatened the Oberhausen goal from a free kick. Marcelo, Locadia and Mertens had half chances, while at the other end the home side rattled the bar from a free kick. After 40 minutes, Depay replaced Wijnaldum, who had picked up an ankle knock. Manolev came on for Engelaar after the break. The Bulgarian took up his familiar right back role and Hutchinson moved into midfield. Mertens came close to breaking the deadlock, while Oberhausen failed to take some chances of snatching a late win. Speaking after the game, Dick Advocaat said the pre-season friendly had been a good workout for the upcoming season. The PSV head coach hailed youngsters Peter van Ooijen and Marcel Ritzmaier for a fine performance. PSV will travel to Belgium next Sunday to face KRC Genk in a friendly, with a 15.30 kick-off. The Euro 2012 internationals will return to pre-season training on Thursday.

Oberhausen played host to PSV at the Niederrhein Stadium.  Oberhausen played host to PSV at the Niederrhein Stadium.
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PSV line-up:

Waterman, Marcelo (46. Derijck), Zanka, Locadia, Engelaar (46. Manolev), Wijnaldum (40. Depay), Lens, Hutchinson, Mertens (83. Matavz), Van Ooijen and Ritzmaier.

The two captains, Boy Waterman and Benjamin Weigelt.  The two captains, Boy Waterman and Benjamin Weigelt.
PSV were held to a goalless draw in their third pre-season friendly.  PSV were held to a goalless draw in their third pre-season friendly.
First-half chances were far and few between. First-half chances were far and few between.
An Oberhausen forward controls the ball in a crowded penalty area. An Oberhausen forward controls the ball in a crowded penalty area.
Hutchinson played in midfield after the break. Hutchinson played in midfield after the break.
Oberhausen coach Mario Basler on the touchline, in constant pouring rain. Oberhausen coach Mario Basler on the touchline, in constant pouring rain.


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