Malen returns to PSV after 245 days and forms a couple in attack


Donyell Malen will make his first playing minutes in the preparation on Saturday. PSV coach Roger Schmidt has given the attacker a basic place against Vitesse.

Malen forms an attacking couple with Sam Lammers. Cody Gakpo and Noni Madueke are on the sides. Under the bar is Lars Unnerstall, with captain Denzel Dumfries, Jordan Teze, Olivier Boscagli and Mauro Júnior. Pablo Rosario and Ryan Thomas are the controllers. Mohamed Ihattaren starts out as a couch potato.

Malen will play his first game since December in the Philips Stadium on Saturday, when he sustained a serious knee injury against Feyenoord. Erick Gutiérrez and Armando Obispo are missing due to injuries, while the cause of the absence of Ritsu Doan and Bruma is unknown. PSV and Vitesse kick off at 6.45 pm.

The setups

PSV: Unnerstall; Dumfries, Teze, Boscagli, Mauro; Rosario, Thomas; Madueke, Gakpo; Malen, Lammers

Speed: Feather; Dasa, Doekhi, Rasmussen, Wittek; Bazoer, Bero, Tronstad; Tannane, Darfalou, Openda


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