PSV has a weekend full of important matches. The A-selection, Under 21 and Ladies teams are all up for defining moments for a good – or not so good – ending of the season 2016-2017.
Under 21 team fighting for second place
Eindhoven’s finest talents are playing five more matches before the end of this season. After having won a Bronzen Stier in the first period, and therefor being the first U21 team in history to win that prize, the youngsters had a bit of a weaker time around Christmas, but fought back and took over a very decent third position. Tonight at 20:00h, they will kick off against the number 16, FC Oss, and coming Monday the match against number two, Ajax U21 will take place at Sportcomplex De Herdgang at 14:30h. If both teams win tonight, beating the Amsterdam team on Monday could bring back the difference in points to only two, with then three more games to play. Tickets for this game cost only €5,- (Only cash, no pin!) and are available at the window from 13:00h onwards.
Semi-finals Dutch Ladies Cup
On Saturday afternoon, the PSV Ladies are playing the semi-finals of the Dutch Cup, the KNVB-Beker. Opponent is Heerenveen, the number 6 in the competition. PSV’s ladies are the current number 3 and have won their last 6 matches, but a Cup-match always stands apart, so it’s going to exciting for sure. The PSV Ladies’ team has been around only since 2012 and lost the finals of the Dutch Cup in 2014 against Ajax. Winning against Heerenveen might offer a possible revenge, since the Ajax ladies are playing the other semi-finals against PEC Zwolle, tonight at 19.30h. PSV – Heerenveen takes place at Sportcomplex de Herdgang at 14:30h. Tickets cost only €2,00 (Only cash, no pin!) the window opens at 13:30h.
Last chances A-selection to Title and Champions League
PSV’s A-selection have been national champions during the last two seasons and therefor played Champions League football. At this moment, both options are out of their own hands for next season. After winning the Johan Cruyff Schaal for the 11th time – which makes them the top leader – they had quite a weak start and put themselves in a position where they have to clear up for that, even until today: Feyenoord are five points ahead, Ajax four points, with only four matches left to play until end of season. If they win against ADO, tomorrow at 19:45 in Den Haag, they can make a big hit against Ajax the week after, in the Philips Stadium, and bring the difference back to one point. Then, still, the last two games (FC Groningen away and PEC Zwolle at home) will have to be won and Ajax or Feyenoord, or both, will have to lose more points in order to give Eindhoven a bit of a feeling of a successful season. And since everything is possible in football, even becoming national champions for the third time in a row is possible. Feyenoord are becoming more afraid of not becoming champions for the 18th year in a row, Ajax still plays European football and might lose focus or have to deal with injuries and because of that drop crucial points. A very enervating ending of season 2016/2017 on forehand!
Eindhoven News Reporter: Joey van der Hart
[Ed.: Joey as a specialist on PSV, started today to write for Eindhoven News. We are very happy about that! Although not coming from the region, he became a PSV-fan at a young age. He enjoyed the Brabant-style of ‘act normal, show it on the pitch’ very much. Since 2008 he is admin of the Dutch PSV Eindhoven Facebook Community which has over 15.000 members. Also he publishes interviews online and in the magazine of the Supportersvereniging (fan club) PSV.]