Draws at the Philips Stadion between PSV and Dortmund

Neither coach Peter Bosz (60) nor striker Donyell Malen (25) got his way.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
20 February 2024 Tuesday 03:24
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Draws at the Philips Stadion between PSV and Dortmund

Neither coach Peter Bosz (60) nor striker Donyell Malen (25) got his way. In the duel of crossed paths, two former teams who faced their former teams at the Philips Stadion won a draw. PSV avoided defeat with a penalty goal from Luuk de Jong (m. 55), which tied Malen's 0-1 against his former team (m. 24), so the Signal Iduna Park will decide on March 13 who qualifies for the quarterfinals.

Without nostalgia and without regard for having formed in the PSV youth team, Donyell Malen, Dutch international right winger, justified the 30 million euros disbursed by Dortmund to the Eindhoven club in the summer of 2021 with a great goal.

Malen scored with a powerful shot that entered the top corner after hitting the post, after leaving two rivals, but he did not celebrate.

The Dutch forward needed to vindicate himself against his former team, since in the move from Eindhoven to Dortmund he lost his aim: he went from scoring 55 goals in 116 games with PSV to only 9 in his first year with the Germans and 10 in the second; This year he already has 11 with tonight's (9 in the Bundesliga in 22 games)

PSV did not break down at 0-1, clinging to its strength at the Philips Stadion, where it has not lost this year in the Eredivisie that it monopolizes with an iron fist (62 out of 66 points, 13 months without losing).

Tillman was skilled and took a clear penalty from Hummels, who Luuk de Jong converted with a hard shot close to goalkeeper Kobel's right post.

It was Peter Bosz's little revenge against Dortmund, a club in which he failed in 2017 after being hired as Tuchel's replacement: he was fired after six months after going eight games without winning in the Bundesliga and being eliminated in the group stage. of the Champions League.