PSV is not convincing and plays against Vitesse at Malen with a flash

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The exhibition match between PSV and Vitesse did not yield a winner on Saturday evening. In Eindhoven it became 1-1 by goals from Danilho Doekhi and Cody Gakpo.


The players of PSV and Vitesse were cold in the field when the visitors from Arnhem took the lead. Doekhi towered above everything and everyone and passed goalkeeper Lars Unnerstall with a header. PSV was struggling and had few opportunities.

After half an hour Donyell Malen left the field. The attacker made his first minutes since December 15, 2019, when he sustained a serious knee injury against Feyenoord. As agreed, he stopped fighting before half-time. Jorrit Hendrix took over from Malen.

Early in the second half PSV tied the score. Cody Gakpo approached and shot the ball hard into the short corner behind Remko Pasveer. It was then thanks to Timo Baumgartl that Vitesse did not take the lead again. The German substitute prevented a goal from Oussama Darfalou on the line.

In the final phase there was not much to enjoy in the Philips Stadium, because trainers Roger Schmidt and Thomas Letsch changed one player after another. PSV already played two exhibition matches during the training camp in Germany last week. SC Verl and KFC Uerdingen were defeated 3-0.

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