PSV reach KNVB Beker final after 0-3 win over PEC Zwolle

27 februari 2013 21:00
Wijnaldum and Locadia were outstanding. Wijnaldum and Locadia were outstanding.
Jürgen Locadia hit a hat-trick to help PSV to a 0-3 win over PEC Zwolle and to the final of the KNVB Beker, scheduled to take place in the Rotterdam Kuip on Thursday, 9 May. The 19-year-old striker bagged a first brace and put the result beyond doubt with a third goal five minutes from time.

Locadia bagged a first-half brace
As Tim Matavz pulled out of the match squad with flu-like symptoms, PSV head coach Dick Advocaat handed a start to youngster Jürgen Locadia at the IJsseldelta Stadium. The 19-year-old made an immediate impact and showed his finishing skills twice in the first half. PSV took the lead in the 16th minute. Mark van Bommel found Wijnaldum with a superb through ball. Wijnaldum squared the ball to Locadia who calmly slotted home, leaving PEC goalkeeper Diederik Boer with no chance : 0-1. In the 34th minute, Wijnaldum linked up again with Locadia, who scored his second goal of the night, unleashing a left-foot first-time shot that went into the bottom right corner. Half-time score: 0-2.

Locadia completed hat-trick
The hosts made two half-time changes and went in search of a goal that could spark the match into life. Klich hit the bar from close range barely one minute after the restart, but then PSV comfortably controlled the match and patiently waited for their chances to come. Mertens, Locadia and Strootman had shots off target. Strootman played a long ball into the path of Hiljemark but the Swedish midfielder sent his effort into the side netting in the 82nd minute. Five minutes from time, Jürgen Locadia completed his hat-trick, his second of the season. Oscar Hiljemark started a long run before he turned provider for Locadia, who calmly put the ball past the advancing Boer: 0-3.

Oscar Hiljemark was close to scoring his first goal in PSV colours. Oscar Hiljemark was close to scoring his first goal in PSV colours.

PSV again reach the KNVB Beker

After victories over Achilles ’29, EHC/Heuts, Rijnsburgse Boys, Feyenoord and PEC Zwolle, PSV have again reached the KNVB Beker final. They will meet the winners of the other semi-final between Ajax and AZ.


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