After earning four consecutive victories, PSV suffered their first league defeat of the season in a 4-0 loss against Feyenoord in the Philips Stadion.
Fans lit flares
Roger Schmidt made three changes to his starting XI, with Jordan Teze, Davy Propper and Bruma coming in for Phillip Mwene, Marco van Ginkel and Noni Madueke. After home fans had lit some flares to create an electrifying atmosphere, the match in the Philips Stadion got under way. PSV were sloppy in possession in the ten opening minutes with several passes going astray. The first chance of the game fell to PSV when Cody Gakpo played a one-two with Mario Götze but he sent his effort just wide of the post. Philipp Max was denied by a late block from Feyenoord’s right back Marcus Pederson. Cody Gakpo, known for his movement and pace, produced the most goal threat, combining well with Mario Götze, but steered his shots just wide.
Out of nowhere
PSV slowly began to dominate the game and saw most of the ball without creating any chances of note. PSV’s captain narrowly missed the target, while Phillip Max fired a low free kick straight at Feyenoord keeper Justin Bijlow. PSV failed to convert their dominance into chances while Feyenoord struck from their first meaningful chance in the 45th minute. The goal came out of nowhere. Marcus Pederson burst down the right wing, sent in a cross and Jens Toornstra unleashed a first-time right-footed shot that sailed into the top corner of the net, beyond the reach of Joël Drommel : 0-1.
PSV struggled to get back into the game
PSV looked to make amends after the break and Roger Schmidt introduced three new players at the restart. Ritsu Doan, Yorbe Vertessen and Ryan Thomas came on for Mario Götze, Eran Zahavi and Davy Propper. Jordan Teze delivered a cross from the right but Cody Gakpo just could not connect. The visitors doubled their lead in the 71st minute, ten minutes after Carlos Vinicius had replaced Cody Gakpo. Luis Sinisterra found substitute Bryan Linssen who slotted home at the end of a well-worked counter attack: 0-2. PSV worked hard to reduce the deficit but struggled to get back into the game.
Two goals in the closing stages
Worse was to come: Feyenoord scored two more goals in the closing stages. Jens Toornstra made it three in the 85th minute and another substitute, Cyriel Dessers had the ball in the net in the second minute of added time to secure a 4-0 win for Feyenoord. PSV are now second in the Eredivisie table with twelve points from five games. Roger Schmidt’s team will look to return to winning ways on Wednesday when they make a trip to Deventer to face newly promoted Go Ahead Eagles.