Vossen and Sobol give Club a 1-2 win over PSV

Blauw-zwart put in some hard work at the training week, which came to fruition in a friendly meeting with PSV Eindhoven, earning a 1-2 win, courtesy of Vossen and Sobol. With ten minutes to go, Doan scored the sole goal for PSV.

A mix of experience and young talent was lined up for Club against PSV, and the performances of youngsters the likes of Van der Brempt and De Cuyper were eagerly awaited. The result only came in second place for Philippe Clement. “These types of encounters do not have the same importance as league games", Club's T1 offered in his preview.  “They are training sessions in which I can give everyone a chance to show what they've got, particularly those with only little playing time so far. We won't be taking any risks with those slightly injured, such as Dennis, Tau, Schrijvers and Diatta.”

The first half was in balance, with PSV getting the better of play, putting some neat patterns on the pitch. Blauw-Zwart also had a couple of countering moves, but lacked the finishing touch to put those few threats into gold. An industrious Vlietinck offered De Ketelaere the opening goal, but the latter came just short of tapping that good ball, and his first goal with the seniors, in. On the other side of the pitch, the Dutchmen also lacked that bit of luck as Ihatteren's long range effort whizzed just over the crossbar.

As the game went on in the second half, Club started taking the game in hand, and PSV had more and more trouble finding those good combinations. Resilience grew, and this also got translated to the score: Rits found Vossen from outside the box, and with a bicycle kick, Vossen left the PSV goalie without a chance.

PSV tried turning the tide, but found a well-focussed Horvath on its way. After sixty minutes, Clement changed almost the entire team, leaving just Horvath and van den Keybus on.

With the majority of its main squad now on the pitch, Club really took control of the direction of play, leading to a second Club goal: bad clearance by a Dutch defender ended up with Sobol, left all alone, who fired in the 0-2 in the lower right hand corner. PSV kept trying to break the deadlock, but more than the 1-2 by Doan was not in it for the Dutchmen.

PSV (1st half) : Unnerstall, Dumfries, Schwaab, Viergever, De Haas, Rosario, Afellay, Thomas, Ihattaren, Madueke, Bruma

PSV (2nd half) : Ruiter, Baumgartl, Hendrix, Guitterz, Gakpo, Doan, Boscagli, Teze, Ledezma, Daverveld, Gomers.

Club Brugge : Horvath, Cools, Mitrovic (46’ van den Keybus), Ricca, Van der Brempt, Vlietinck, Rits, De Ketelaere, De Cuyper, Vossen, Openda

Club Brugge (na 60’) : Horvath, Kossounou, Mechele, Deli, Sobol, van den Keybus, Balanta, Vormer, Vanaken, Badji, Okereke


Goals : 52’ Vossen 0-1 ; 73’ Sobol 0-2 ; 78’ Doan 1-2