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PSV - Lens - DIRECT&nbsp ;: the Lensois drowned in Eindhoven, the summary of the match

Under downpours and beaten in the intensity, RC Lens lost to PSV Eindhoven ( 0-1). A first defeat in the Champions League which pushes Lensois back to 3rd place in Group B, just behind their evening opponents.

PSV - Lens - DIRECT: the Lensois drowned in Eindhoven, the summary of the match

PSV Eindhoven 1: 0

PSV - Lens - LIVE: the Lensois drowned in Eindhoven, the summary of the match

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Thanks to all and all everyone for accompanying us to follow the meeting between PSV Eindhoven and RC Lens.

PSV - Lens - DIRECT: the Lensois drowned in Eindhoven, the summary of the match

We were in added time and the Lensois were rinsed by rain which continued. hammering their bodies throughout the match, threw their last strength into the battle, when on a long ball in the area Saïd backheeled in the air with malice for Guilavogui. The latter controlled and decided, at will. the angle of the 6 meters to left, to hit at the near post. His ball bounced and landed on the post of a relieved Benitez. of this outcome. Danso's header a few minutes later from a Fulgini corner would not find the fault either, pushed back on his line by Tillman, who came to replace the player. his doorman, beaten on the action. At the end of a sticky evening, finished with 10 after the expulsion of Guilavogui, Lens had just seen its last hopes of a return dashed and finally had to admit defeat. The sad outcome of a meeting that they did not know how to reverse as they had become accustomed to doing.

Because if there is one habit that Franck Haise's players have not lost, it is that of starting their match badly. Caught by the intense pressing of the Dutch, who only released their pressure around the hour mark, they only held out for 12 minutes, time for Veerman to open the game wide. right for a Bakayoko left behind far too alone by the Machado-Medina duo. The Belgian hopeful took his time and curled in a good cross which found de Jong's head. Above Danso, the Dutch captain, vicious at heart wish all evening, catapulted his ball under the crossbar of Samba who could only touch it without being able to avoid the goal. For the 32nd time in 10 matches home this season, PSV made the boiling Philip Stadion roar, not extinguished by the flood from the heavens.

On the contrary, the Dutch seemed to not care about the conditions and imposed a physical challenge on their team. their visitors, who struggle to find their way rise to the level of intensity required by this type of pivotal match. The end of the first period outlined the start of a response from Lensois in the attitudes, more than in the game, Machado having missed his team's biggest chance by sending a well-felt cross from Abdul Samed into the clouds, after having slipped past the ball. at the end of the race. Not the only slip for the Northerners who multiplied them and ended up staying on the ground, falling into the trap of confrontation set by Bosz's men. Haise tried in vain to find a solution to provide this supplement which was lacking among his team, he did not even find if the action of the equalization could have come from his replacements, Fulgini having also had his luck but seeing his free kick under the bar deflected by Benitez.

Unable to break through the Dutch chest, the Lensois were unable to keep up appearances this time and conceded their first defeat in the Champions League this season, abandoning their 2nd place in Group B to the Batavians in the process. . A setback which does not call into question the race for the round of 16 but invites the Artesian club to take action. examine its shortcomings to best approach the final straight line, which should offer them a European spring. For now, this is still a long way off.

23:25 – Bad operation at the end of the day. the UEFA index

Beyond of the sporting challenge for Lens, the evening meeting against PSV Eindhoven had particular importance in the context of the fight to win. distance between France and the Netherlands in the quest for 5th place. the UEFA index, synonymous with four clubs directly qualified for next season in the Champions League. By imposing oneself on Eindhoven Lens could have offered 0.33 points to France, which would have made it possible to further reduce the gap with the Dutch rival which was 0.769 pt. By losing, the Lensois club allowed PSV to glean 0.4 pts, bringing the Dutch lead to 100 points. 1,169 pts. The French clubs will have to work to make up for this delay by the end of the European season.

23:25 – Bad operation the UEFA index

Beyond of the sporting challenge for Lens, the evening meeting against PSV Eindhoven had particular importance in the context of the fight to win. distance between France and the Netherlands in the quest for 5th place. the UEFA index, synonymous with four clubs directly qualified for next season in the Champions League. By imposing oneself on Eindhoven Lens could have offered 0.33 points to France, which would have made it possible to further reduce the gap with the Dutch rival which was 0.769 pt. By losing, the Lensois club allowed PSV to glean 0.4 pts, bringing the Dutch lead to 100 points. 1,169 pts. The French clubs will have to work to make up for this delay by the end of the European season.

23:20 – Lens will wait, PSV finally smiles

For its return to the Champions League, 20 years later, Lens hoped to achieve its first victory away from home. away in the Champions League in the 21st century. The Artesians will still have to wait because they lost under the flood (0-1). On the other hand, another series stopped in the rainy night of Eindhoven. After 17 unsuccessful matches in the competition, PSV has finally returned to form. with the victory, a first in five years and the reception of Inter Milan.

23:10 – Lens doubled by PSV

Second before today's match, RC Lens moves down one place in the Group B hierarchy. In fact, the Lensois are at the top of the table. They are now third and see their evening tormentors steal second place from them. In the other Group B encounter, Arsenal took a step towards the round of 16 by dominating Sevilla FC thanks to Trossard and Saka, thus consolidating their first place. For their part, the Sevillians are last, behind. three points from the PSV-Lens duo.

It's over! à Eindhoven and Lens concede its first defeat of the season in the Champions League (0-1). Surprised at once In the 12th minute with a header from de Jong, the Northerners came under Dutch pressure in a match made difficult by the torrential rain falling on the Netherlands, and missed out. the equalizer at the very end of the match, Guilavogui finding the post.

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22:56 – Two new changes for PSV

In added time, At the 90+2, Bosz made two new changes with the departures of Lozano and de Jong, replaced by Vertessen and Pepi.

On a corner hit; from the right by Fulgini, Danso takes the upper hand in the air and catapults his head towards the area where Benitez is not. The latter is supplemented by Tillman who was on the cover on the line.

In added time, Guilavogui collects a second yellow card and is sent off. Lens will finish its last minutes at home. 10.

22:52 – The failed counterattack from Bakayoko

On the counter, Bakayoko carries the danger into the Lens area; Face to face his defender, he knits, eccentrics to right and sees his shot go wide. side.

On a long ball, Saïd cleverly deflects a backheel for Guilavogui who strikes at the near post and sees his right shot ricochet off the post of Benitez.

45 meters from the goal Lensois, Lozano plays Danso and goes alone. Medina is the last defender. The Mexican stares at him, forgets Bakayoko, alone there. his sides and plays alone to curl a shot from the right that Samba comes out with a superb dive. 

22:48 – Fulgini doesn't go there< /h3>

Abdul Samed opens the game left on Haïdara. The new entrant wraps a very good cross between the defense and the goal. Benitez cannot intervene but Fulgini is embarrassed. skillfully by Ramalho and cannot cut the trajectory.

22:46 – Fulgini directly in touch

With his back to the game, Fulgini wants to rely on his moves. defenders but his back pass to Gradit is given in the wrong area and offers a throw-in. 20 meters for PSV.

22:45 – Wahi comes out

Savior during the match at Bollaert, Wahi will not have succeeded in weigh in this match and comes out at agrave; in the 82nd minute, replaced by by Saïd.

22:45 – Yellow for Guilavogui

Wanting to restart, Guilavogui pushes his ball too long and comes to put a sole to the ball. Schouten. He is logically warned.

22:42 – It drags on the surface

Side right, Saibari juggles the ball facing forward; Haïdara and Danso. He manages to slide the ball towards the center but de Jong cannot manage to get into a striking position, due to the desperate return of Guilavogui. The ball then drags but is finally cleared.

22:41 – Two new changes from Lens

Less than a quarter of an hour from the end of regular time, Haise made two new changes with the exits of his pistons Frankowski and Machado for the entries of Guilavogui and Haïdara.

22:39 – Danso very fair

About twenty meters from Samba's goal, de Jong applies himself to his pass in the axis towards Bakayoko but Gradit tackles at the right time to ward off the danger.

22:37 – Bakayoko strikes side

Samba misses his kick and returns the ball to the Dutch midfielder. In one head, de Jong is found back to the game and serves as support for the player. Bakayoko. At the edge of the surface and facing the Danso, the Belgian sees his shot escape him, taking the ball from outside the left and fleeing the target.

22:36 – Nice gesture from Abdul Samed

While the Lensois seek to moving forward, Gradit misplaces the ball in front of him. Lozano. Tillman took advantage and launched the Dutch charge. It takes the withdrawal of Abdul Samed to close access to the surface to the American.

22:33 – Things are heating up in the Lens area

Tillman and Bakayoko are not far from having a festival in the Lens area . The two men combine, erasing two defenders but the first's handover for the second falls on Danso, who puts an end to the game. the action of the duo.

A little more than 25 m away, in the middle, Fulgini takes responsibility and whips his ball which comes down just under the Dutch crossbar. Benitez must relax to deflect for a corner.

22:28 – Two changes for PSV

In response to Haise, Bosz also made two changes at the same time with the departures of Veerman and Til, and the entries of Saibari and Tillman.

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116