PSV U21 played host to Telstar at PSV Campus De Herdgang on Monday night. The visitors had collected one more point than Ruud van Nistelrooy’s youngsters in their opening ten games. So both teams had everything to play for on a night that turned out to be disappointing for PSV U21.
Two early goals
The visitors made their intentions clear from the outset and PSV put pressure on the PSV U21 defence. Their pressure was rewarded when Glynor Plet broke the deadlock and Rashaan Fernandes doubled their lead. Johan Bakayoko fired on target from close range on the stroke of half-time but Telstar keeper Trevor Doornbusch pulled off a reflex save to deny him.
Norwegian midfielder Mathias Kjölö reduced the deficit nine minutes after the restart and Ismael Saibari put PSV U21 back on level terms with a shot that took a deflection off Özgür Aktas. PSV U21 wanted more and created plenty of chances. They scored two goals that were both ruled out by referee Martin Pérez. The visitors regained the lead, against the run of play, with Ozan Kökcü scoring the winning goal. PSV U21 threw everything forward but luck was not on their side when they only rattled the woodwork. Ruud van Nistelrooy’s will look to make amends on Friday when they face Almere City.
PSV U21 line-up:
Müller, (81/Markelo) Bahadir, Seelt, (81/Colyn)Felipe, Vos; (60/Nassoh) Matuta, Tielemans, Kjølø; Bakayoko, Saibari, (46/ Sealy) Touré.