Telstar and PSV U21 played out a 1-1 draw in the Rabobank IJmond Stadion on Friday night. Lilipaly’s opening goal for Telstar was cancelled out by a strike from Gudmundsson. PSV U21 were down to ten men on 61 minutes when Cmiljanic was shown a straight red card by referee Van Herk for a late challenge.
Gudmundsson on target for PSV U21
The first half on a very cold Friday evening in the Rabobank IJmond Stadion was an even game. The visitors had the first chance when Bergwijn squared the ball for Rommens, whose shot from the edge of the penalty area flew over the bar. Lilipaly made the breakthrough for the hosts on fifteen minutes, when he curled a free kick around the wall of PSV U21 defenders into the back of the net: 1-0. It was a short-lived lead as Gudmundsson netted an equaliser in the 23rd minute with a long-range effort which took a deflection on its way in: 1-1. Telstar came close to taking the lead on the stroke of half-time when a free kick beat PSV U21 goalkeeper Van Osch, but Loof made a vital clearance.
Cmiljanic sent off
After an opening phase of the second half with very few chances all round, the game sparked to life on the hour mark when Cmiljanic was shown a straight red card by referee Van Herk for a late challenge on Tissoudali. Telstar attempted to make their numerical advantages count and went in search of a winning goal but failed to create any meaningful chances. Pascal Jansen’s team had little to offer. Bergwijn started a fine solo run which did not result into a goal. PSV U21 survived a few scares in the hectic closing stages but eventually held on to secure a point on a cold night in Velsen.