After Saturday’s goalless draw against Sparta Rotterdam in the Philips Stadion, Ruud van Nistelrooy’s team will make a trip to Rotterdam to face Sparta in a second round tie of the TOTO KNVB Cup. The two teams will meet for the tenth time to play a Cup tie.
PSV only won three of those ten games, drew two and lost four. PSV last suffered a 3-1 defeat against Sparta Rotterdam, with Bart Ramselaar scoring a consolation goal for PSV.
1996 Cup final
PSV recorded a 5-2 won over Sparta Rotterdam in the Cup Final on 16 May 1996, thanks to goals from Cocu, Vink, Veldman (own goal), Jonk and Van der Doelen.
PSV were KNVB Cup winners on 17 April 2022, following a 2-1 victory over Ajax. PSV came from behind to record a win, courtesy of goals from Érick Gutiérrez and Cody Gakpo. All-in all, PSV lifted the TOTO KNVB Cup ten times.
Meeting in Tilburg
PSV and Sparta Rotterdam played their two semi-final legs on neutral ground in the 1968/69 season. The first match ended in a draw, but PSV reached the Cup final following a win in the second leg. They were beaten by Feyenoord in the Cup final after extra time.