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PSV also win Dutch Amstel Cup (PSV.nl)

30 May 2005 - Source: PSV.nl

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PSV ended the season in style by also winning the Dutch Amstel Cup. The champions of Holland thoroughly beat Willem II 4-0, after which captain Mark van Bommel proudly lifted the cup and showed it to his fans.Amstel CupPSV, wearing the Philips blue away kit for the first time, put the icing on the wonderful 2004-2005 campaign by clinching also the Dutch Amstel Cup. The Eindhoven outfit once again demonstrated their superiority this season. PSV clinched the double for the first time since 1989. So Mark van Bommel, who will move to FC Barcelona, and Johann Vogel, who has closed a deal with AC Milan, raised another piece of silverware in their final game for PSV. André Ooijer made a comeback in the closing stages of the Cup final, after he had recovered from an injury. As PSV have won the Dutch Amstel Cup, they will meet Ajax, runners-up in the league, in August when the Johan Cruijff Shield is at stake. Willem II are rewarded for having reached the Dutch Cup final with a UEFA ticket. Wilfred BoumaThe first half was an evenly fought contest. Both teams had their moments and Willem II in particular put in a spirited performance. PSV were patient and broke the deadlock on the stroke of half time, when Wilfred Bouma produced a glancing header from a Mark van Bommel free kick that struck home; 0-1. In the initial stages of the second period the brave resistance of Willem II was broken when Phillip Cocu doubled the Eindhoven advantage. The versatile midfielder curled home a low right footed shot when the ball had not been properly cleared. Ji-Sung Park wrapped up things fifteen minutes from final time, when he was cleverly set up by Jefferson Farfán. The South Korean lobbed the ball over Willem II goalie Oscar Moens and then headed home his own cross; 0-3. Jan Vennegoor of HesselinkPSV fielded virtually the same side as in the home leg against AC Milan. Ji-Sung Park did a lot of running and thus created space on the left flank for his country fellow Young-Pyo Lee. When PSV had possession of the ball they played three defenders: Bouma, Alex and Lucius who filled in as right back and Cocu or Vogel supported them, when necessary. Farfán, who was the victim of some bad Willem II tackles, was played as right winger and Vennegoor of Hesselink took up his familiar position as striker up front. After the break Ibrahim Afellay and Ooijer were brought on for, respectively, Cocu and Bouma. Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink capped a great season by scoring the fourth goal of the night in the dying minute. When the final whistle went, the excellent 2004-2005 season was over and PSV were delighted having won the double.