PSV U21, lying tenth in the table, played host to MVV at PSV Campus de Herdgang on Monday evening. They recorded a 2-1 victory in this season’s reverse encounter in Maastricht and looked to be heading for another win, but had to be content with a 2-2 draw after giving away a 2-0 lead.
Convincing first-half display
As the sun was setting, PSV U21 got off to a bright start to the match. Adil Ramzi took charge of his first game as coach as an assignment of a coaching football course. He saw his team take an early lead when centre back Jenson Seelt directed a glancing header from a corner in the 4th minute: 1-0. Richard Ledezma doubled PSV U21’s lead in the 16th minute with a clever lob over the goalkeeper: 2-0. The visitors from Maastricht looked to reduce the deficit in the first half but defender Dennis Vos made a great goal line clearance to deny them.
PSV U21 had dominated first-half proceedings and were relaxed when the second half got under way. In-form Nigel Thomas, who had scored a peach of a goal against ADO Den Haag, skipped past two defenders but saw his effort thwarted by MVV’s custodian. The visitors were back in the game in the 75th minute when Nigel Thomas scored an unfortunate own goal: 1-2. Adil Ramzi’s youngsters seemed to have survived a scare when a long-range shot only rattled the post but the rebound fell to Arian Kastrati who completed MVV’s turnaround in the 81st minute. Substitute Mees Kreekels came close to scoring the winner but his volley went agonisingly wide of the post. FT: 2-2.
PSV U21 line-up: Delanghe; (72/Kreekels), Seelt, (72/Felipe) Comenencia, Vos; Kjølø, (55/Nassoh) Tielemans, (63/Colyn) Ledezma; Bakayoko, (63/Priske Flyger) Romero, Thomas.