PSV has taken a huge step towards placement for the third Champions League heat. Galatasaray was dried by 5-1 in-house. Five conclusions after a spectacular evening.
Eran Zahavi plays almost perfect match Against Galatasaray Zahavi played a dream match: he made three handsome goals and gave a wonderassist. The Israeli striker also worked very hard. He has almost certainly led PSV to the next Champions League heat. Is this a harbinger for the things Zahavi will show in the coming season?
Champions League dream stays alive After the sounding blessing to Galatasaray, PSV is still entitled to hope for a Champions League ticket. The Eindhoveners have to take out two other teams alongside the Turkish club to achieve that. Why would that not work for the number two of the Eredivisie in this form?
Luxury problem in attack In addition to the great performance of Zahavi, Mario Götze, Yobe Vertessen and Noni Madueke were also very good. Trainer Roger Schmidt also has the option of EK-goer Cody Gakpo, who attacked Galatasaray for half an hour against Galatasaray, and Mohamed Ihattaren. PSV currently has six good attackers to fill up four positions, assuming Donyell Malen will leave soon. So Schmidt awaits a tricky choice: which two players will he disappoint at the return?
PSV as good as sure of a minimum Europa League placement Achieving the third Champions League heat does not seem to be able to go wrong for PSV anymore. Placement for that round, in addition to the fact that the Champions League dream remains alive, means that the Eindhoveners have the Europa League group phase as a safety net. For the sake of clarity, when halted against Galatasaray, PSV has to survive two more preliminary rounds to enter the Europa League.
PSV plays Volgas football Against Galatasaray, PSV fell on top of it from minute one: the number two of the Eredivisie put fierce pressure on Cim Bom Boms last line, resulting in goals. So the Volgas football Schmidt wanted to bring to Eindhoven was clearly visible on Wednesday and was successfully executed. As the game progressed, PSVs pressure was slightly reduced.
(Nordint Hart/soccer first)