PSV U21 succumbed to a 2-1 defeat at Almere City on Friday night.
PSV U21 created little in the opening stages. Matthias Verreth chipped his effort straight at the opposition keeper and Cody Gakpo had a shot blocked. The hosts took the lead on 36 minutes after captain Damon Mirani glanced in a fine header. HT: 1-0.
Gakpo smashed home equaliser
Dennis Haar’s men made a lively start to the second half. Cody Gakpo wriggled his way past a couple of opponents and into the box before smashing home an equaliser in the 46th minute: 1-1. PSV U21 were in control of the match and came close to taking the lead but Almere City goalkeeper Etemadi pulled off a save to deny Zakaria Aboukhlal. Almere City fought themselves back into the game and Efmorfidis scored the winner in the 78th minute. FT: 2-1.
PSV U21 line-up:
Roulaux, Teze, Daverveld (84’ Frey), Soulas, Wallenburg, Rigo, Aboukhlal, Verreth, Romero (76’ Lonwijk), Ihattaren, Gakpo (58’ Piroe)