Valencia CF had a positive start in the game trying to play their possession football. PSV Eindhoven were trying to hit Marcelinos’side on the break. The first meaningful chance came from Murillo following a corner kick that was sent over by the PSV Eindhoven goalkeeper.
The game got tighter as both sides exchanged chances at both areas, so much so that Carlos Soler broke the deadlock over the 23 minute mark in the first half from close range after sitting down two markers.
PSV Eindhoven kept on creating chances looking to score following Carlos Soler’s goal in the 34th minute and Luuk de Jong headed it in to make it 1-1 from a corner kick. Valencia CF tried to get themselves back into it. Sadly the home side took the lead from 11 meters.
Valencia CF were a goal behind at half time.
Marcelino García Toral made a few changes at half-time looking for the 2-2. PSV stuck to their style trying to get the third goal. The home side got more chances so much so, that Jaume kept Valencia CF in it with a great save over the hour mark.
Marcelino introduced some changes and they grew into the game but VCF came away unrewarded. PSV Eindhoven got a narrow win against Valencia CF. Now they will play against Leicester City Football Club on the 1st of August as part of their centenary pre-season tour.
PSV Eindhoven: Zoet, Dumfries (Dante Rigo, m. 89), Schwaaab, Viergever (Luckassen, m 89), Angeliño, Hendrix, Rosario (Jordan Teze, m. 89), Pereiro, Malen (Irving Lozano, m. 68), De Jong and Bergwijn.
Valencia CF: Neto (Jaume, m. 46), Piccini (Montoya, m. 65), Garay (Vezo, m. 62), Murillo (Diakhaby, m. 46), Gayà (Lato, m.24), Carlos Soler (Ferran, m. 62), Parejo (Racic, m. 62), Kondogbia (Kangin Lee, m. 71), Wass, Rodrigo Moreno (Zaza, m. 62) and Santi Mina (Jordi Escobar, m. 71)
Goals: 0-1, Carlos Soler (m. 24); 1-1, De Jong (m. 34); 2-1, Pereiro (m. 40,). (Penalty).
Referee: S. Mulder.
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