Mexico World Cup defender FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ put PSV Eindhoven behind the eight ball in the first half against host FC Sibir Novosibirsk at the sold-out Spartak Stadium in Russia. (Mexsport photo)
UEFA Europa League
Playoff round, first leg
1 – Sibir Novosibirsk (RUS) ——— Degtyarev 90+2′
0 – PSV Eindhoven (HOL)
An injury time goal from substitute midfielder ALEKSANDR DEGTYAREV propelled FC SIBIR NOVOSIBIRSK, currently at the bottom of the table in the Russian Premier League, to a rousing victory over Dutch side PSV EINDHOVEN in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League playoff round.
PSV Eindhoven played more than half the match with ten men after Mexico World Cup defender FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ was shown the straight red card in the 39th minute for overreacting; the visitors were unfortunate when Sweden international striker OLA TOIVONEN hit the crossbar late in the second half.
In the second minute of injury time, PSV Eindhoven failed to clear a long ball played into the box from the right; MAKSIM ASTAFYEV collected the ball on the left and slid a ball into the path of the advancing Degtyarev.
SIBIR NOVOSIBIRSK : Solosin ; Bukhryakov, Vychodil, Joseph-Reinette ; Astafyev, Zinovyev (Degtyarev 64′), Sumulikoski, Aravin (Molosh 90+1′), Canas ; Shevchenko, Belyayev (Cizek 71′)
PSV EINDHOVEN : Isaksson ; Pieters, Rodriguez, Vukovic, Manolev ; Lens, Engelaar, Hutchinson (Ojo 81′), Amrabat ; Toivonen, Berg (Marcelo 63′)