PSV U21 did not savour the sweet taste of success for the third time in a row. After being held to two consecutive draws, Dennis Haar’s team slipped to a narrow 1-0 defeat against FC Den Bosch in the Jan Louwers Stadion on Monday night.
PSV U21 created few first-half chances
PSV U21, with Maximiliano Romero in their starting XI, started sluggish and survived a huge scare after five minutes, when FC Den Bosch striker Rauno Sappinen sent a free header well wide. The visitors were the better side in the first period. Defender Jordan Teze managed to make a clearance while goalkeeper Mike Van de Meulenhof pulled off a save to deny Danny Holla. PSV U21 gradually came back into the game but did not create any chances of note. HT: 0-0.
Matthias Verreth made a last-gasp clearance two minutes into the second half. And the Belgian came close to opening the scoring on the hour mark when he was unlucky to only hit the underside of the bar. At the other end, captain Dirk Abels rescued PSV U21 with a brilliant goal-line clearance. FC Den Bosch took the lead with ten minutes remaining, when Stefan Velkov headed home at the far post. PSV had a decent penalty appeal waved away by the referee in the final minute. FT: 0-1.
PSV U21 line-up: Van de Meulenhof, Teze, Soulas, Abels (C), Kun (84’ Hattu), Frey (75’ Daneels), Catic (63’ Schoonbrood), Duarte, Romero, Lundqvist, Verreth.