PSV Eindhoven 3 – VSC Debrecen 0


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Brazilian striker JONATHAN REIS of PSV Eindhoven, making the most of his second chance this season with the Dutch Eredivisie club, steps on the ball to avoid the sliding challenge of VSC Debrecen’s Macedonian defender MIRSAD MIJADINOSKI at the Philips Stadion in the Netherlands. (Michael Kooren/Reuters)
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UEFA Europa League
Group Stage
11/4/2010

3 – PSV Eindhoven (HOL) ——— Afellay 21′, Reis 43′, Wuytens 88′
0 – VSC Debrecen (HUN)

A pair of first half goals provided the foundation as PSV EINDHOVEN cruised comfortably to a 3-0 victory over visting Hungarian club VSC Debrecen in Group I of the UEFA Europa League.

Holland World Cup reserve midfielder IBRAHIM AFELLAY sent PSV Eindhoven to the lead in the 21st minute after a nifty backheel from Hungary international winger BALAZS DZSUDZSAK, the Dutch Eredivisie club’s leading goal-scorer in Europe this term who transferred to the Rood-witten from VSC Debrecen in January of 2008.

The 24-year-old PSV Eindhoven club captain strode forward and blasted a low drive from beyond the penalty arc inside the right post for his first goal in Europe and sixth in all competitions this season.

Sweden international midfielder OLA TOIVONEN, who leads PSV Eindhoven with eight goals in the Eredivisie, created the home side’s second just a couple of minutes before the halftime whistle; the 24-year-old, who cost 4.5 million Euros according to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf when signed from FF Malmo in January of 2009, capped off a quick counter attack with a smooth pass for Brazilian striker JONATHAN REIS.

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27-year-old Lithuania international goalkeeper MINDAUGAS MALINAUSKAS (31) of VSC Debrecen fumbles a high ball in traffic against PSV Eindhoven at the Philips Stadion. (Peter De Jong/AP)
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The rejuvenated Reis, who was expelled from PSV Eindhoven last season after testing positive for a banned substance, then calmly slotted the ball past advancing Lithuania international goalkeeper MINDAUGAS MALINAUSKAS of VSC Debrecen.

Thus, a second strike against the Hungarian side in as many UEFA Europe League matches for the 21-year-old in-form striker, who has emerged from the end of the bench to score seven goals his first four matches in the Eredivisie for PSV Eindhoven this term.

Belgian substitute STIJN WUYTENS, on his very first appearance of the season for the Boeren in this, PSV Eindhoven’s 19th match in all competitions, capped the scoring two minutes from time with a splendid touch to control a bouncing ball from Toivonen and make space for a rising rocket.

PSV Eindhoven’s third victory on the trot in the UEFA Europa League leaves the Dutch side at the top of Group I with ten points, three clear of Ukrainian outfit FC Metalist Kharkiv and five out in front of Italian Serie A side Sampdoria Genoa; VSC Debrecen have been eliminated from the knockout round after a fourth consecutive defeat.

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Sweden international goalkeeper ANDREAS ISAKSSON, for whom PSV Eindhoven paid Premier League club Manchester City 2.0 million English pounds to sign in the summer of 2008, sails to to turn a VSC Debrecen shot around the post at the Philips Stadion. (Peter De Jong/AP)
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PSV EINDHOVEN : Isaksson ; Hutchinson, Bouma (Rodriguez 46), Marcelo, Pieters (Wuytens 77′) ; Engelaar, Toivonen, Afellay ; Lens (Bakkal 64′), Reis, Dzsudzsak

VSC DEBRECEN : Malinauskas ; Laczko, Simac, Mijadinoski, Nagy ; Szakaly, Kiss, Varga, Czvitkovics, Bodi (Dombi 73′) ; Coulibaly

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Brazilian striker JONATHAN REIS of PSV Eindhoven gets up off the ground after scoring his second goal in as many UEFA Europa League matches as the dispirited VSC Debrecen pair of defender ZOLTAN NAGY and Lithuania international goalkeeper MANDAUGAS MALINAUSKAS sit next to each other on the pitch at the Philips Stadion. (Michael Kooren/Reuters)
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A sheepish-looking, 21-year-old Belgian midfielder STIJN WUYTENS (15), making his very first appearance of the season in any competition for the Boeren, accepts congratulations from 31-year-old Holland international midfielder ORLANDO ENGELAAR (8) and 29-year-old Mexico World Cup defender FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ (4) after scoring PSV Eindhoven’s final goal against VSC Debrecen in the 88th minute at the Philips Stadion in the Netherlands. (Michael Kooren/Reuters)
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