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PSV coach Ronald Koeman will hand a debut to Manuel da Costa in Sunday afternoon’s top clash with AZ. The 20-year-old defender has made one appearance so far, when PSV took on amateurs Kozakken Boys (0-2). Ibrahim AfellayThe Portuguese, who was born in France, is given a place in PSV’s Eredivisie encounter starting line-up at the expense of Michael Reiziger and Michael Lamey. Reiziger started in Istanbul only last Wednesday night and Lamey served a suspension. Ibrahim Afellay also returns to the starting line, so Jason Culina will be on the bench. Ronald Koeman has not made any other changes to the team that enjoyed a 2-1 win over Galatasaray (1-2). PSV, who play a game in AZ’s new DSB Stadium for the first time, last slipped to defeat against AZ in Alkmaar in 1998. PSV full right back Kromkamp will bid an official farewell to his former club this afternoon. He will make his 200th appearance in the Dutch top flight. He made 61 appearances for Go Ahead 61, 133 for AZ and 6 for PSV.PSV starting line-up:Gomes, Kromkamp, Alex, Salcido, Da Costa, Simons, Cocu, Mendez, Afellay, Koné and Farfán.Substitutions: Moens, Reiziger, Väyrynen, Culina, Aissati, Lamey and Beerens.AZ starting line-up:Didulica, Jaliens, Opdam, De Cler, Schaars, Arveladze, Martens, Dembélé, De Zeeuw, Steinsson, Mendes da Silva.Substitutions: Sinouh, Gudjónsson, Cziommer, Donk, Molhoek, Koevermans and Jenner.