Pereiro starts in midfield against AZ

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 Pereiro starts in midfield against AZ

Gastón Pereiro will take the role left by the departed Davy Pröpper in midfield when PSV host AZ in the season's opener on Saturday. The Uruguayan joins a midfield that also includes Jorrit Hendrix and captain Marco van Ginkel. Bart Ramselaar is on the bench.

PSV head coach Phillip Cocu also hands a start to Daniel Schwaab, Jürgen Locadia and Steven Bergwijn. Hirving Lozano makes his first Eredivisie start in PSV colours. Derrick Luckassen misses the game against his former club through suspension. Referee Björn Kuipers has been selected to referee the game that kicks off at 18.30

PSV line-up 
Zoet; Arias, Schwaab, Isimat, Brenet; Van Ginkel, Hendrix, Pereiro; Lozano, Locadia, Bergwijn

Substitutes    
Van Osch, De Jong, Lammers, Rigo, Rosario, Ramselaar, Maher, Gudmundsson, De Wijs, Paal