PSV claimed their first Eredivisie home win of the season after they registered an emphatic 4-1 victory against SC Cambuur in the Philips Stadion on Saturday evening.
A flying start
PSV made a flying start to the game and came close to opening the scoring in the first minute from the first move. Eran Zahavi teed Mauro JR, who could not shoot on target from a tight angle. The visitors from Leeuwarden played long balls while PSV created three half chances, comfortably passing the ball around. Bruma tried his luck from distance, Armando Obispo planted a header straight at Cambuur goalkeeper Sonny Stevens, who also produced a good save to deny Eran Zahavi’s free kick from the edge of the penalty area.
Two goals in the space of three minutes
Davy Pröpper made the breakthrough in the 18th minute, when he sent a glancing header from Cody Gakpo’s corner flying into the top corner of the net: 1-0. The Philips Stadion erupted and the fans had again reason to celebrate three minutes later when Bruma played in Zahavi with a clever back pass. The Israeli striker superbly curled a lovely right-footed effort into the far corner and Stevens could not get anywhere near it: 2-0. Zahavi had a great opportunity to make it three after exchanging a neat one-two with Bruma, but only skewed his shot inches wide of the post. PSV dominated the game and sent in a number of crosses but SC Cambuur survived the neat attacks. HT: 2-0.
Madueke makes it three
Roger Schmidt made some expected changes at half time, bringing on Yorbe Vertessen, Noni Madueke and Ryan Thomas for Zahavi, Gakpo and Mauro JR. It did not long for Madueke to make his mark. He performed a piece of technical brilliance three minutes into the second half. Jordan Teze delivered the cross and the young Englishman, finding little pockets of space, cut inside the box and slotted home: 3-0. PSV did not lean back and Bruma forced Stevens into another save. The newly promoted visitors put on a brave display and left back Alex Bangura scored a consolation goal in the 66th minute, beating Joel Drommel at the near post: 3-1.
Mario Götze and Ibrahim Sangaré came off the bench in the closing stages of the entertaining encounter to replace Davy Pröpper and Marco van Ginkel. Bruma looked to cap a fine performance with a goal but saw his effort blocked by a defender. The Portuguese winger set up Jordan Teze who flashed his shot across the face of goal. Bruma also turned provided for Vertessen, who scooped the ball over the bar. Olivier Boscagli also got his name on the score sheet. The ball fell to him after a half clearance and the French centre back’s thumping shot went into the far corner of the net: 4-1. Three points and four morale-boosting goals ahead of the UEFA Champions League clash with Benfica on Tuesday.