Schmidt names an unchanged team for PAOK game

Schmidt names an unchanged team for PAOK game

PSV host PAOK Saloniki in a crucial UEFA Europa League group E fixture. Head coach Roger Schmidt keeps faith with the team that drew 1-1 at FC Twente last Sunday.

Ihattaren absent
Mohamed Ihattaren has not been called up for the match squad. Roger Schmidt said: “After the FC Twente game, Ihattaren told me he was exhausted. He still felt very tired on Monday and that’s why we decided not to include him in the match squad. There is no cause for concern. We will try to get him fit again by individual, tailor-made training sessions. He will hopefully return to the squad next week.

A minute’s silence
UEFA has announced that a minute’s silence will be observed before kick-off in memory of legendary footballing hero Diego Maradona. Ahead of Sunday’s game between Sparta Rotterdam and PSV a minute’s silence will be observed for former Sparta and PSV goalkeeper Pim Doesburg. Referee Andris Treimanis from Latvia has been selected to officiate the game in the Philips Stadion. Kick-off is at 21.00.

PSV line-up
Mvogo; Dumfries, Teze, Boscagli, Max; Sangaré, Rosario; Gakpo, Madueke; Zahavi, Malen
Unnerstall, Delanghe, Viergever, Baumgartl, Hendrix, Fein, Mauro, Ledezma