Hungary international winger BALAZS DZSUDZSAK (22) and Holland international defender ERIK PIETERS (14) helped PSV Eindhoven overcome the upset in the first leg of the playoffs to qualify for the Group Stage of the UEFA Europa League. (Michael Kooren/Reuters)
UEFA Europa League
Playoff round, second leg
5 – PSV Eindhoven (HOL) ————- Berg 36′, Engelaar 56′, Toivonen 64′, Dzsudzsak 73′, pen 90′
0 – FC Sibir Novosibirsk (RUS)
PSV EINDHOVEN broke through for the goals it needed in the second half and ultimately swamped visiting Russian side SIBIR NOVOSIBIRSK 5-0 at the Philips Stadion in the second leg of the UEFA Europa League playoff round.
Sweden international striker MARCUS BERG, on loan to the Dutch club for the season from German Bundelsiga side SV Hamburg, leveled the tie for PSV with ten minutes remaining in the first half. Holland international midfielder and club captain ORLANDO ENGELAAR hammered a drive from the top of the arc in off the post a little over ten minutes into the second half to give Eindhoven the lead on aggregate. Another international striker of Sweden, OLA TOIVONEN, opened the floodgates with PSV’s third in the 64th minute.
Hungary international winger BALAZS DZSUDZSAK completed the rout by scoring PSV Eindhoven’s final two goals, the last coming from the penalty spot against beleaguered Sibir Novosibirsk goalkeeper ALEKSEI SOLOSIN.
PSV EINDHOVEN : Isaksson ; Pieters, Marcelo, Vukovic, Manolev ; Lens (Amrabat 86′), Engelaar, Hutchinson, Dzsudzsak ; Toivonen (Bakkal 80′), Berg (Koevermans 71′)
FC SIBIR NOVOSIBIRSK : Solosin ; Bukhryakov, Vychodil, Joseph-Reinette ; Astafyev, Sumulikoski (Klimavicius 71′), Zinovyev (Cizek 76′), Aravin, Canas ; Degtyarev, Belyayev (Vasilyev 66′)