PSV Eindhoven’s mission was clear on the final day of the Europa League group stage. Against Real Sociedad led by Adnan Januzaj, there was no way to lose, but in the event of a draw, PSV Eindhoven was seeded.
Roger Schmidt sent his boys onto the field in offensive style, but this plan turned out to be completely wrong for Eindhoven. It left too much space for Sociedad, which almost reached 1-0 through Isaac after fifteen minutes. The lead of the Spaniards came before the end of the first half, when Oyarzabal turned eleven metres.
PSV Eindhoven had to work hard after the break, but it was an evening to quickly forget Lampenklopp. Oyarzabal scored his second goal of the evening after the hour, after a fatal error from PSV Eindhoven midfielder Gutierrez.
In addition, PSV Eindhoven also saw Goldcrest Madwicki retire due to injury, a few minutes into his entry, and powerhouse holder Sangari was still red after receiving his second yellow card.
PSV Eindhoven had to empty the cup from the bottom and saw former Ghent striker Sorloth put the heavy numbers 3-0 on the board in overtime. Thus the Dutch were judged in the Conference League after the winter break, and Sociedad qualify just as group winner Monaco.
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