PSV too strong for NAC
PSV put in a fine second-half display to make it two wins out of two at the start of the Eredivisie season by beating newly-promoted NAC Breda 4-1 at the Rat Verlegh Stadion in Breda on Sunday afternoon.
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Cheered on by the home crowd, NAC enjoyed the better of the opening exchanges but PSV, with five players that had risen through the ranks in Eindhoven, had the first chances of the game.
PSV took a grip on proceedings and Steven Bergwijn gave them the lead on 17 minutes.
A corner was cleared only as far as Bergwijn, who lashed home from ten yards out into the left bottom corner: 0-1.
It was all square again in the 40th minute. Derrick Luckassen pulled down Thierry Ambrose in the box and referee Pol van Boekel pointed to the spot. Ambrose himself stepped up to calmly convert the spot kick: 1-1.
Cocu made his first substitution on 58 minutes, bringing on Luuk de Jong for Gaston Pereiro, as PSV changed into a 4-2-4 formation. The tactical adjustment paid immediate dividends.
Marco van Ginkel headed home Lozano’s corner into the top right-hand corner of the net barely two minutes later: 1-2.
Hirving Lozano put the result beyond doubt on 69 minutes. The Mexican danced past a few defenders before unleashing a low shot that left NAC goalkeeper Andries Noppert with no chance: 1-3. With two minutes remaining midfielder Jorrit Hendrix comfortably slotted home: 1-4.