PSV hammer ADO Den Haag
The men travelled to table topping PSV on Saturday night and saw them produce a performance that lacked endeavour and purpose as they were hammered 7-0. A score eclipsing the 1-6 defeat ADO had suffered at home to the same opposition this season.
The first half lacked any purpose from either team. PSV were slow and yet ADO didn’t seem to want to take them on. They sat back and rarely pushed forward. The home side only had one chance early in the first half and took it; Georginio Wijnaldum scoring in the ninth minute after a cross in from the right from Atiba Hutchinson, 1-0.
The rest of the half saw PSV always in around the danger area but they could not get a decent second effort on target. Coutinho only forced to make one good save down at the feet of Jeremain Lens.
PSV upped their game in the second half and began to dominate ADO even more. The visitors held out until the fifty seventh minute at which point Supusepa inadvertently put the ball into his own goal after a cross from the left was put into the danger area by Lens, 2-0.
The heads of the ADO players visibly dropped and PSV totally took over the game. They rattled in five more goals, some absolute beautiful strikes that gave poor Coutinho no chance what so ever.
Sixty three were up when PSV were awarded a free kick twenty two metres from goal. Dries Mertens took the kick and sent the ball whipping over the wall into the corner of the goal well out of the reach of Coutinho, great strike, 3-0.
Only three minutes later PSV struck again fro a defensive position PSV passed their way slickly down the pitch before the ball was neatly put away by Lens despite Coutinho’s best efforts.
In the eightieth minute by Jurgen Locadia made it 5-0 with a simple finish
The goal of the game came in the eighty fifth minute. The ball was bouncing around i the ADO penalty area was was just kicked clear, the ball fell to Mertens who instantly rifled a shot straight back into the far top left hand corner of the goal, amazing finish, 6-0.
In the first minute of injury time Wijnaldum completed the rout with a simple tap in from close range as a demoralised ADO defence stood around and basically watched, 7-0.
The only highlight for ADO was the return of Ramon Leeuwin after being out for over a year with injury, I bet he wished he had waited for one more week.
At the post match press conference the PSV manager, Dick Advocaat what ADO needed to prevent results like they had just got. The reply from the former Dutch International manager who is originally from The Hague gave a direct and heart felt response. He said it was difficult for Steijn who is a great manager to deal with losing best players at the last moment. Also that it is a shame that big companies such as AEGON decide to sponsor clubs in Amsterdam and not support their local team. The pressroom went to overdrive as his answer was quickly texted and tweeted around the footballing world. It was a sentiment that was appreciated by all associated with ADO Den Haag.
ADO man of the match: Beugelsdijk, his head was the last to drop.