PSV U21 suffered their third defeat of the season. AZ U21, coached by Martin Haar, were too strong for PSV U21, coached by his son Martin: 1-2.
Roulaux beaten twice
Youri Roulaux made his PSV U21 debut between the sticks. The visitors came closest to breaking the deadlock in the early exchanges of the moment. At the other end, PSV U21 also had their moments but AZ keeper Olij was never properly called into action. AZ U21 had two goal scoring opportunities and struck twice. Friday beat the offside trap twice and proved to be a clinical finisher on both occasions. HT: 0-2.
Verreth reduced deficit
PSV U21 attempted to put things right after the break and Mauro Junior had a decent chance on the hour mark to pull one back The young Brazilian was played clean through, but one-on-one with Olij, he could not find the back of the net. Matthias Verreth reduced the deficit on 72 minutes. A corner was half cleared and the Belgian controlled to ball well before unleashing an unstoppable finish from the edge of the penalty area: 1-2. Substitute Cody Gakpo had a great chance to level the score in the closing stages of the match but he did not obtain a late deserved equaliser.
PSV U21 line-up:
Roulaux; Van Vlerken, Kardes(46/Abels), Soulas, Bannani(62/Theunissen); Rigo, Duarte, Ritzmaier; Mauro Junior, Konings(62/Gakpo), Verreth.