Sevilla 2-3 PSV Eindhoven: PSV come from two goals behind to stun Sevilla

After Sevilla limped to back-to-back defeats against table toppers Arsenal, they would be looking to get back to winning ways against a strong PSV Eindhoven side. Meanwhile, the team from the Netherlands remained unbeaten from the first gameweek and would be seeking to continue that streak to ensure they remain in good stead for the knockouts.

SEV: Dmitrovic; Acuna, Ramos, Gudelj, Navas; Rakitic, Fernando, Sow; Lukebakio, En-Nesyri, Ocampos

PSV: Benitez; Dest, Boscagli, Ramalho, Teze; Veerman, Schouten; Lozano, Til, Bakayoko; De Jong

Sevilla took the lead through an unlikely source in returning hero, Sergio Ramos, with the defender finding himself unmarked at the back post – bundling home a tantalising Ivan Rakitic free kick.

The Europa League champions doubled their lead just after the interval through Youssef En-Nesyri. The Moroccan ran straight through the heart of the Sevilla defence, then looped the ball over a hapless Walter Benitez.

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Lucas Ocampos was then given his marching orders after a late challenge. PSV took advantage of this just two minutes later through Ismael Saibari, whose superb first time volley found the top corner. 

In the 81st minute PSV drew level as Yorbe Vertessen’s effort was deflected into his own net by Nemanja Gudelj. The Serbian’s thigh provided PSV with a helping hand.

In the second minute of added time, PSV completed this impressive comeback. Vertessen once again caused havoc down the left hand side and his cross for substitute Ricardo Pepi was delightful. Pepi expertly guided his header into the near post while Peter Bosz jumped into celebration, as his decisions proved masterful. 

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This defeat for the home side means they can no longer qualify for the knockout phase of Europe’s premier club competition. They will though have a chance to qualify for their favoured Europa League.

PSV will now be confident of making the knockouts if they can pick up points on the last gameweek against Arsenal.