The Stats From | Hat-trick hero Luuk supreme in the sixteen

The Stats From | Hat-trick hero Luuk supreme in the sixteen
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Alertly reacting to a rebound, bossing everyone in the air and standing in the right place like a true striker to raise his goal total to three; Luuk de Jong showed his best side against Excelsior Rotterdam. His big share in the final score earned him his fourth MOTM election of the season.

Goal attempts
To say that Luuk is having a good season in the PSV shirt can safely be called an understatement. With fifteen league goals and seven goals at European level, he is once again proving his worth. He scored three times against Excelsior Rotterdam, which put him in third place on the top scorers list. Only Santiago Giménez (Feyenoord) and Vangelis Pavlidis (AZ) found the net more often than him. Against 'De Kralingers' he recorded seven shots on goal, the most of the PSV squad.

Key Actions
The 33-year-old striker made his presence felt against the Rotterdammers: with three key moments, he was emphatically involved in the threat that the main force brought to Excelsior's defense. Joey Veerman (five) and Jordan Teze (four) reached a higher number than the captain, but they played out the entire match.

Defensive duel
Luuk de Jong was additionally of value to the main force defensively. He fought four defensive duels, a relatively high number for a striker. Out of a good 50% of that number, he came out victorious. In the process, PSV's number nine did not commit a single foul.