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PSV dropped two more precious points (PSV.nl)

25 jan 2009 - Source: PSV.nl

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PSV dropped two more precious points at the Philips Stadium on Saturday night, after a depleted NAC Breda side earned a 2-2 draw in Eindhoven. The visitors even took the lead in the second half. Carlos Salcido and Ibrahim Afellay scored goals for PSV, who produced a below-par performance.
First half report
Toivonen made his first start in PSV colours while Salcido and Méndez were also named in Huub Stevens' starting eleven. Ten Rouwelaar, Kolkka and Fehér were included in the NAC Breda starting line-up to face their old club. The hosts got off to a blistering start and took a deserved lead after fourteen minutes. PSV won a corner and when the ball was not cleared properly, Dzsudzsák delivered a sharp cross and Salcido opened the scoring with a diving header. PSV dominated first-half possession but did not put in a particularly sparkling display as injury-stricken NAC suffered more injury woe when both captain Penders and Gilissen were taken off with injuries. Yet the visitors restored parity on the close of half time. Keeper Isaksson left his line to collect the ball from a corner, but failed to do so. Loran headed on goal and Salcido got the final touch to put the ball into his own net.
Afellay goal
PSV missed a number of golden opportunities to take the lead again after the break. Bakkal superbly set up Afellay, who, left completely unmarked, sent his effort wide. Minutes later Bakkal should have scored, but with the goal at his mercy, he miskicked the ball, to the dismay of the home crowd. Stevens introduced Amrabat for Méndez and brought on Dzsudzsák for Lazovic, while Koevermans came off the bench to replace Toivonen. PSV surged forward in numbers, but, against the run of play, the goal was scored at the other end. Kolkka started a solo run fifteen minutes from time and put his side ahead with a well-placed left-footed shot; 1-2. That caused the home fans to grumble even more noticeably as PSV looked to be heading for defeat. Afellay had different ideas, though. He skipped past two defenders before unleashing a vicious low strike that beat NAC goalkeeper Ten Rouwelaar; 2-2. Lazovic thought he had netted the winner in the closing stages, but referee Wiedemeijer disallowed the goal for a foul committed by Bakkal. PSV will be next in action on Sunday, February 1, when they face De Graafschap in Doetinchem.