Group stage (Group I) - 21/10/2010 - 19:00CET (19:00 local time) - Ferenc Puskás - Budapest
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Debrecen - PSV 1-2 - 21/10/2010 - match_page - UEFA Europa League 2011

PSV fight back to defeat Debrecen

Published: Thursday 21 October 2010, 20.56CET
Debreceni VSC 1-2 PSV Eindhoven
Balázs Dzsudzsák struck a fortuitous winner midway through the second period to keep PSV top of Group I.
by Peter Murphy
from Ferenc Puskás Stadion
PSV fight back to defeat Debrecen 
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DebrecenPSV

Goals scored1
 
2
Yellow cards0
1
Red cards0
 
0
Attempts on target3
 
8
Attempts off target3
 
6
Corners2
 
9
Fouls committed11
 
5
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Published: Thursday 21 October 2010, 20.56CET

PSV fight back to defeat Debrecen

Debreceni VSC 1-2 PSV Eindhoven
Balázs Dzsudzsák struck a fortuitous winner midway through the second period to keep PSV top of Group I.

PSV Eindhoven came from behind to defeat Debreceni VSC 2-1 in Budapest and remain top of UEFA Europa League Group I.

Debrecen went in front in a chilly Ferenc Puskás Stadium when Mirsad Mijadinoski fired in on 35 minutes, but PSV took just five minutes to equalise when Orlando Engelaar finished a slick move. The visitors dominated the second half, yet it took until the 66th minute before the Hungarian side's resistance was finally broken in fortuitous fashion by Balázs Dzsudzsák.

Debrecen, content to let PSV control possession, comfortably contained their more illustrious opponents for most of the first half. Indeed they went closest to opening the scoring when an inswinging corner from Péter Czvitkovics on 25 minutes ricocheted off Mijadinoski and on to the left post.

The same players were involved in the opening goal. Czvitkovics swung in a dangerous free-kick which bounced back off Marcelo in the box to Mijadinoski who this time stroked the ball past Andreas Isaksson for Debrecen's first goal in the competition. PSV's retaliation was swift and lethal. Engelaar ran on to a Marcus Berg back-heel and lifted the ball over the advancing Mindaugas Malinauskas for the equaliser.

PSV upped the tempo on the restart. Former Debrecen hero Balázs Dzsudzsák forced a full-length save from Malinauskas on 46 minutes while Wilfred Bouma, alone in the penalty area, directed a header straight at the Lithuanian goalkeeper soon after. Captain Ibrahim Afellay was the next to be denied, although the pressure finally paid dividends in the 66th minute when Erik Pieters' cross deflected off the back of Dzsudzsák's head and looped in at the far post.

The Dutch club never looked like relinquishing their lead – indeed Afellay went close to extending it after 76 minutes when firing a ferocious left-foot strike just over – and the win moves them on to seven points ahead of the return fixture in a fortnight.

Last updated: 22/10/10 23.18CET

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Quotes

  • Balázs Dzsudzsák

    "veryone thought we would win with a nice attack and goal, but instead we won with a strange and lucky goal"

  • Zoltán Nagy

    "They made it hard in the last 25 minutes and we couldn't keep the ball. We made things difficult for ourselves"

Lineups

debrecen

Debrecen

psv

PSV

31
MalinauskasMindaugas Malinauskas (GK)
1
IsakssonAndreas Isaksson (GK)
4
ŠimacDajan Šimac
2
MarceloMarcelo
20
MbengonoYannick Mbengono
Substitution66'
6
BergMarcus Berg
Yellow Card34'
21
FodorMarcell Fodor
7
ToivonenOla Toivonen
Substitution84'
24
MijadinoskiMirsad Mijadinoski
Goal35'
8
EngelaarOrlando Engelaar
Goal40'
28
NagyZoltán Nagy
9
LensJeremain Lens
Substitution46'
30
KissZoltán Kiss
13
HutchinsonAtiba Hutchinson
33
VargaJózsef Varga
14
PietersErik Pieters
39
CoulibalyAdamo Coulibaly
18
BoumaWilfred Bouma
55
SzakályPéter Szakály
Substitution79'
20
AfellayIbrahim Afellay (C)
77
CzvitkovicsPéter Czvitkovics (C)
22
DzsudzsákBalázs Dzsudzsák
Goal66'

Substitutes

12
PantićDjordje Pantić (GK)
31
Cássio RamosCássio Ramos (GK)
6
Luis RamosLuis Ramos
4
RodríguezFrancisco Rodríguez
7
DombiTibor Dombi
10
KoevermansDanny Koevermans
15
RezesLászló Rezes
Substitution79'
11
AmrabatNordin Amrabat
18
MátéPéter Máté
15
S.WuytensStijn Wuytens
22
BernáthCsaba Bernáth
28
BakkalOtman Bakkal
Substitution84'
27
BódiÁdám Bódi
Substitution66'
30
ReisJonathan Reis
Substitution46'

Coach

András Herczeg (HUN) Fred Rutten (NED)

Referee

Nicolai Vollquartz (DEN)

Assistant referees

Torben Jensen (DEN), Jakob Bille (DEN)

Fourth official

Henning Jensen (DEN)

Additional assistant referees

Emil Laursen (DEN), Jakob Kehlet (DEN)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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