Thursday March 15, 2012 Last 16 Finished Philips Stadion

PSV 1 - 1 Valencia CF

  • Toivonen 64’
  • Rami 47’

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    • PSV
    • Valencia CF
    • 90+6' There goes the final whistle. 1-1 on the night, but Valencia progress with a 5-3 aggregate victory.
    • 90+3' Another booking as Lens brings down Jordi Alba.
    • 90+1' Into six minutes of time added on. Mainly for Valencia's time-wasting.
    • 89' Toivonen then booked for his dive. Was a harsh decision to send off Rami. Didn't look too much in it.
    • 88' Alves has been booked for protesting about something.
    • 87' A red card! Rami has been sent off for taking out Toivonen with a late challenge. The PSV skipper complaining he has been caught on the head off the ball.
    • 86' Valencia being pinned back as Jordi Alba slams the clearance down the park.
    • 85' Superb save by Alves as he dives across goal to claw out the shot by Strootman. Blistering effort, but no joy for PSV.
    • 84' Parejo arrives to take over from Jonas for the Spanish side.
    • 83' Strootman delivers the free-kick, but the ball misses the box and drops out of play.
    • 82' Mathieu brings down Pieters with a late challenge. He picks up a yellow card for that one.
    • 81' Topal knocks the ball out of the park. Time really ticking down. Valencia almost there.
    • 80' Another change coming for PSV as Lens arrives to take over from Mertens.
    • 79' Piatti arrives for Valencia with Aduriz departing.
    • 78' Strootman dances to the edge of the Valencia box. Hammers a shot well over the bar from distance.
    • 77' Mathieu taking no chances as he plays safe by lumping the ball out of the park.
    • 76' Aduriz has the ball in the net, but he is offside. He is then booked for kicking the ball away.
    • 75' A chance for PSV as Wijnaldum heads wide of goal from Manolev's delivery. Lovely cross, but finish and we remain at 1-1.
    • 74' PSV also shuffle their pack as Derijck arrives to take over from Bouma.
    • 73' A change coming here for Valencia. Albelda departs to be replaced by Pieters.
    • 72' Alves feeds Rami, who thrashes the ball long down the park for Valencia.
    • 71' A booking for Jordi Alba for a spot of time-wasting.
    • 70' Free-kick chance for the Spanish side. Rami sees a shot deflect wide of the target after Costa's shot is blocked.
    • 69' Bouma brings down Feghouli on the edge of his box. He is booked for that tackle.
    • 68' Labyad wallops an effort well over the bar from inside the box. Poor finish to that move. Should have been a cross there.
    • 67' Valencia being hassled and harried at the moment. PSV would love another goal here. Would make for a grandstand finish.
    • 66' Mertens deemed to be guilty of fouling Mathieu. Frustration for the home side.
    • 65' Athletic Bilbao now with a 2-0 lead over Manchester United elsewhere in Europe.
    • 64' Costa thumps a long-range free-kick at the home goal, but Tyton falls on the ball to make the save.
    • 63' PSV need two more goals now to go through. Life still in this match. Back to where we started. Lovely header on by Matavz for Toivonen to net.
    • 62' GOAL! Toivonen scores from close range. No chance for Alves and PSV are level on the night. 5-3 now on aggregate.
    • 61' Probably going to be a change or two coming here for PSV. This game slipping away.
    • 60' Corner comes in from Mertens, but Saltor hammers the ball clear. No messing about as he thumps the loose ball away.
    • 59' Saltor wins the ball for Valencia in the middle of the park before Martens collects a loose ball to dash to the other end. Nice cross, but no takers to finish off.
    • 58' Mathieu comes across to win the ball from Wijnaldum. Solid tackle by the French defender.
    • 57' Strong play by Deabert to win the ball. Valencia looking to shut up shop for this final thirty minutes or so.
    • 56' Bruno Saltor has been booked for a deliberate handball. Very harsh call by the referee.
    • 55' Toivonen taken out the game late by Feghouli as PSV try to engineer a move forwards.
    • 54' Valencia keeping the ball well. The noise seems to be draining from the crowd.
    • 53' PSV need to score three more goals to go through without conceding any more.
    • 52' Long way back for the Dutch side now as Alves pulls off a fine save to repel the header by Marcelo. No joy for PSV as we remain at 1-0 in favour of the visitors.
    • 51' Strootman takes up a decent position in the area, but he is deemed to be offside. On we go with Valencia holding that 1-0 advantage.
    • 50' Matavz slams a shot at the visiting goal from outside the area, but the ball spins wide of the target.
    • 49' Rami cushioned a header into the net from Feghouli's shot from outside the box. A 5-2 lead on aggregate for the Spanish side.
    • 48' GOAL! Rami scores for Valencia. A 1-0 lead for the visiting side. This tie surely all over now.
    • 47' Valencia win an early corner in the second period as Costa drops the ball into the middle.
    • 46' We are off and running in the second period.
    • 45+1' There goes the whistle for the break. A breathless finish to the half. We remain at 0-0.
    • 44' A surging run by Wijnaldum into the heart of the Valencia box. Clips a shot at goal, but hits off Rami before spinning to safety.
    • 43' Costa whips in the corner, but Dealbert heads over under pressure. PSV survive that attack.
    • 42' Stunning save by Tyton as he scampers back to tip Alba's lob over the bar. What a vital stop that might prove to be.
    • 41' Manolev with the cross. Spins loose in the Valencia box, but Rami is like a rock again as he hammers the danger clear.
    • 40' Strootman seems to catch Jonas with a late challenge, but no booking for the Dutch player.
    • 39' Marcelo lets the ball fly out of play for a goalkick that Tyton whips down the park seconds later.
    • 38' Emery clapping his hands at the side of the park. Looks like this may be goalless at the break, which will suit the Spanish team.
    • 37' PSV keeping the ball well, but Rami clears up the danger by thrashing the ball long down the park.
    • 36' Saltor clips Mertens on the back. Valencia have yet to really click tonight. Emery telling his side to keep their composure.
    • 35' Game raging from end to end. PSV attempting to inject some life into their play as Toivonen's header is collected by Alves.
    • 34' PSV crowd continue to be heard as Mathieu makes an excellent tackle to win the ball from Manolev.
    • 33' PSV breaking up play in the middle of the park, but the move founders as Toivonen can only pick out Rami with a pass.
    • 32' PSV content to keep the ball as much as possible. Toivonen ends the possession play by hammering a shot a couple of yards over the bar from distance.
    • 31' Corner from Mertens, but no takers on hand in the area as Alves collects in his area moments later.
    • 30' Rami forced to come across to make a fine intervention after Wijnaldum powered down a flank.
    • 29' Mertens lifts a cross into the visiting box, but far too much pace on the delivery as it flies out of play for a goalkick to Valencia.
    • 28' Alba deemed to be offside as he dashed too soon.
    • 27' Game certainly bubbling up nicely. One goal here either way is going to have a drastic effect on this match. Remember a 2-0 win for PSV will carry them through to the last eight.
    • 26' Costa looking a bit rattled as he lifts a loose ball out of the park.
    • 25' Manolev coming more and more to the fore. Prods a cross into the middle, but Alves comes out to collect this time.
    • 24' Manolev throws the ball into the middle. Toivonen heads towards goal, but Diego Alves dives to make the stop. Excellent save.
    • 23' Athletic Bilbao move 1-0 ahead of Manchester United. Llorente on target for the Spanish side. They lead 4-2 on aggregate.
    • 22' Jonas slips the ball over the bar from 25 yards. Went for the swerving effort rather then power.
    • 21' Tyton out of his area quickly to thump the ball away from Aduriz. Had to look sharply there.
    • 20' Marcelo hammers the ball against Aduriz as PSV continue to look lively. Well, the home fans are certainly enjoying the night so far.
    • 19' Mertens pulls back Feghouli with a blatant tug on the jersey. Easy decision for ref Willie Collum to make.
    • 18' Tyton dives to make a solid stop from the effort by Jonas. Superb hit by the Valencia midfielder. That ball was dipping in the air.
    • 17' Jonas tries to bring the ball up the park for the visitors, but loses the ball moments later. The Spanish side yet to be seen from an attacking perspective.
    • 16' Toivonen making a nuisance of himself in the area before Alves dives to hold the effort by Labyad. Decent hit, but easy enough take for the keeper.
    • 15' Albelda with a clear body check on Mertens, but Mertens's delivery is poor seconds later as Diego Alves comes to collect with some ease.
    • 14' Costa throws in a corner and Tyton comes out of his box to take the delivery. Fine goalkeeping.
    • 13' Udinese with a 2-0 lead over AZ in another last 16 match. All square on aggregate in that match.
    • 12' Mertens runs into the back of Albelda. Valencia seem to have weathered the early storm in this match.
    • 11' Mathieu slams the ball out of play before Bouma is caught pushing in the box after Strootman throws over a corner.
    • 10' Matavz with a quick turn on the edge of the box. Hammers the shot at goal, but it spins wide of the target.
    • 9' PSV have not suffered a defeat in 18 European matches at home. They last lost a match in the Champions League group stages 3-1 to Liverpool in 2008.
    • 8' Strong goalkeeping by Diego Alves to race from his goal to head the ball away under pressure from Matavz. Excellent piece of play by the Valencia goalkeeper.
    • 7' Valencia remain unbeaten in nine games against Dutch opponents. They have a record of five wins and four draws. Will hope to extend that run this evening.
    • 6' Tyton races out to collect the loose ball. PSV can't really afford to fall behind this evening.
    • 5' Manolev takes out Jordi Alba with a late challenge. Looked a decent challenge, but he ends up in the book for that one.
    • 4' Heavy collision between Rami and Mertens. No lasting damage done to either player, and on we go with Toivonen seeing a shot deflect wide of the goal.
    • 3' Dealbert makes a bit of a mess of a clearance as PSV attempt to collect the loose ball. The Dutch side trying to build up a head of steam early on.
    • 2' Cocu well aware of Valencia's demands from his time playing for Barcelona in La Liga. Caretaker coach looking very chilled out in the technical area.
    • 1' Valencia get the match off and running.
    • 17.55 Teams on their way out. The Dutch fans certainly making themselves heard as PSV attempt to turn around a 4-2 deficit.
    • 17.50 Remember you can also follow LIVE updates from Manchester United's trip to Athletic Bilbao this evening. Follow Athletic Bilbao v Manchester United LIVE..
    • 17.45 Odds for this evening's match if you fancy a flutter: PSV 7/5, Valencia 7/4, Draw 5/2.
    • 17.40 Valencia coach Unai Emery: "The most important thing is to play our game. The team is mentally prepared to face what will be a difficult game and we take confidence from our strength on the pitch. We only think about winning."
    • 17.35 Phillip Cocu on replacing Rutten: "The club appealed to me, asking me to finish the season. I've taken the responsibility on and I will go for it 100 per cent. I had a certain [career] plan in mind but now we are in an exceptional situation. The past few weeks have been painful and I feel partly responsible. I now have a different role now, though, so I will have to act differently towards the players."
    • 17.30 Valencia, leading 4-2 from the first leg, are without top scorer Roberto Soldado due to suspension so Aritz Aduriz starts in attack. Sergio Canales and Ever Banega are long-term absentees in midfield and Portuguese right-back Miguel is absent with a leg injury.
    • 17.25 PSV, who this week sacked coach Fred Rutten and replaced him with assistant Phillip Cocu, have a full squad to choose from after left-back Erik Pieters returned to full fitness. Pieters starts the match for the Dutch team.
    • 17.20 Teams: PSV: Tyton, Manolev, Bouma, Marcelo, Pieters, Labyad, Toivonen, Strootman, Wijnaldum, Matavz, Mertens..subs: Sinouh, Engelaar, Lens, Hutchinson, Derijck, Vennegoor of Hesselink, Willems////Valencia: Diego Alves, Bruno, Rami, Dealbert, Mathieu, Albelda, Tino Costa, Feghouli, Jonas, Jordi Alba, Aduriz..subs: Guaita, Maduro, Topal, Barragan, Piatti, Pablo, Parejo///Referee: William Collum (Scotland)
    • 17.15 Good evening and welcome to LIVE coverage of PSV Eindhoven against Valencia in the Europa League last-16 second leg tie. A 4-2 lead for Valencia heading into this second leg.
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