With Feyernoord Rotterdam goalkeeper ROB VAN DIJK looking back into the net, rejuvenated 21-year-old Brazilian striker JONATHAN REIS of PSV Eindhoven rejoices at his first goal against Feyenoord Rotterdam in the 24th minute at the Philips Stadion in the Netherlands. (dailymail.uk.co/EPA)
That deafening thump-like sound enanating from the Netherlands was the natural by-product of a ten-goal thrashing which was laid on one of the country’s Big Three in the Dutch Eredivisie today.
Certainly, PSV EINHOVEN’s record 10-0 rout of FEYENOORD ROTTERDAM was noticed by football followers throughout the world.
After all, this is the very same Feyenoord Rotterdam who have captured 14 Dutch First Division championships and 11 KNVB Cups in addition to the 1970 European Cup and two UEFA Cups (1974, 2002).
The pummeling by PSV at the Philips Stadion today eclipses the Feyenoord club record for heaviest defeat. The previous worst for the Rotterdam club was the 8-2 loss to Ajax Amsterdam, another member of the so-called Big Three, in September of 1983. Ironically enough, the current manager of Feyenoord Rotterdam, MARIO BEEN, was a young midfielder for the club at the time of the Ajax disaster.
“It’s hard to realize what happened,” stated Feyenoord Rotterdam’s 31-year-old Holland international defender TIM DE CLER. “After the first goal and the red card (to Feyenoord Rotterdam midfielder KELVIN LEERDAM in the 34th minute)…we totally collapsed.”
Holland international defender ERIK PIETERS of PSV Eindhoven is hauled down by a sliding Feyenoord Rotterdam striker RUBEN SCHAKEN, an off-season acquisition of the visitors from VVV Venlo, during the record rout at the Philips Stadion.
As for PSV Eindhoven, the other member of the Big Three who has, among other things, the 1988 European Cup title to its credit, the ten-goal victory matches the club record which was reached before on two previous occasions — against Go Ahead Eagles Deventer in 1973 and again versus FC Volendam in 1998.
Brazilian striker JONATHAN REIS, back on the PSV Eindhoven payroll after being thrown off the team at the end of January last season, led the way for the Rood-witten by scoring a hat trick inside the first hour against Feyenoord Rotterdam; the 21-year-old forward, who scored the game-winning goal for PSV Eindhoven against Hungarian side VSC Debrecen in the UEFA Europa League this week, pushed his Eredivisie total this season to an impressive six goals from only three games.
Hungary international winger BALAZS DZSUDZSAK and Surinam international striker JEREMAIN LENS added two second half goals apiece while Holland international midfielders IBRAHIM AFELLAY and ORLANDO ENGELAAR as well as Sweden international attacking midfielder OLA TOIVONEN piled on strikes for PSV Eindhoven, too.
Toivionen leads PSV Eindhoven, the current leaders of the Dutch top flight after ten rounds, with eight goals in Eredivisie play.
Hungary international winger BALAZS DZSUDZSAK of PSV Eindhoven is blinded by 21-year-old Brazilian striker JONATHAN REIS after his 63rd minute goal against Feyenoord Rotterdam made the score 7-0 as Sweden international attacking midfielder OLA TOIVONEN takes note at the Philips Stadion. (PSV/Pics United)