After recording two wins in their pre-season campaign, PSV fought out a goalless draw with AS Monaco. Phillip Cocu’s team put in a convincing display against last season’s UEFA Champions League semi-finalists. Derrick Luckassen made his debut for PSV when he came on as a substitute on 64 minutes.
PSV put in solid first-half display
In front of some dozens of PSV fans, Phillip Cocu’s side had a bright start against the French champions. They put in a solid first-half display in hot environments in Le Chable. AC Monaco’s quality strikers Kylian Mbappé and Radamel Falcao were given no chance to shine as PSV pushed AS Monaco back into their own half. Four minutes before the half-time whistle went, Bart Ramselaar came closest to breaking the deadlock. He was one-on-one with AS Monaco goalkeeper Subasic, who pulled off a reflex save to deny the midfielder. HT: 0-0.
Work ethics beyond reproach
PSV dug deep and their work ethics was also beyond reproach after the break. A PSV player lost possession and Jorrit Hendrix immediately came to the rescue. The midfielder made a professional foul for which he received a yellow card. Steven Bergwijn had a chance but fired his shot wide from close range. FT: 0-0.
Zoet; Arias (64/Luckassen), Isimat, Schwaab, Brenet; Hendrix (81/Rosario), Ramselaar, Pröpper (81/Paal); Locadia (81/Pereiro), De Jong (81/Lammers), Bergwijn (64/Gakpo)