PSV : Zoet (GK), Dumfries, Viergever, Schwaab, Angeliño, Pereiro, Rosario , Hendrix , L. de Jong (C), Lozano , Malen
Tottenham: Lloris (GK)(C), Trippier, Alderweireld, Sánchez,Davies, Dier, Dembélé, Eriksen,Son, Lucas, Kane
Eindhoven, PSV Stadium
Both teams are pointless after 2 games. So both must win to keep their chances alive. It was Tottenham who had the better start. Kane had 2 oppurtunities and a corner was dangerous, but the Dutch survived and answered with a Pereiro free kick which nearly missed the target. The Spurs try to use the weakness of left back Angelino, with Lucas. But it was instead PSV that suddenly took the lead after a big mistake from Alderweireld. Mexican international Lozano took the ball from the sleeping Alderweireld and scored with a bit of luck. Tottenham was the better team but not lucky with the finishing and the referee. Van Bommels team might not concede many goals in the Dutch competition but their defense is weak. Only Dumfries could perhaps play in the Premier League. And after a couple of tries Tottenham finally got the deserved equalizer with Lucas. Just before the break PSV could have regained the lead but this time The Spurs were lucky as Pereiro’s deflected shot hit the woodwork. In the first half Tottenham played better as the home side tried to harm the Spurs with Lozano and Pereiro.
After the game resumed the English side didn’t need much time to impose their will on PSV. After a couple of threats it was finally Kane who headed for the deserved lead. With the gial the game was more or less finished. PSV lacked the quality and Tottenham was satisfied with the score. But they paid a price for when Lozano was left alone and Lloris had to neutralize the danger. The French goalkeeper was sent off. And that was exactly what they needed. Captain Luuk de Jong scored the equalizer. After this shock the Spurs had even a very good chance but couldn’t find the net. PSV was happy with the draw as they finally gt a point from a stronger opponent and don’t aim the next round. Qualifying for Europa League is the goal. But the Spurs dropped unnecessary points in a game they dominated. Now the only thing they can do is to hope that Barcelona beats Inter twice.