PSV O19 have won the Sinobo Guoan Cup in Beijing, the capital of China, after a penalty shootout with Brazilian club Cruzeiro. Noni Madueke was named player of the tournament.
Sinobo Guoan Cup
PSV U19 stay in China to participate in the Sinobo Guoan Cup, hosted by FC Guoan. Ruud van Nistelrooy’s team finished second in their group, following a 2-0 win over FC Guoan, a 3-1 defeat against Cruzeiro and a 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton. A youthful PSV U19 side faced Boca Juniors in the semi-final and beat the Argentinians 1-0 in a fierce encounter. They met Cruzeiro from Brazil in the final. The match was tied 1-1 after regular time. Goalkeeper Aron van Lare, who replaced the suspended Maxime Delanghe between the posts, saved two spot-kicks in the resulting penalty shootout, after which the players lifted the cup.
Player of the tournament
PSV’s promising youngster Noni Madueke was named player of the tournament.