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G. Xhaka
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X. Simons
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Gabriel Jesus
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L. de Jong
C. Gakpo
2 - 0
J. Veerman
L. de Jong
1 - 0

Match Stats

30% 69%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 5 3
Total Passes 260 604
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Arsenal ARS Arsenal 6 5 0 1 8 3 +5 15 W L W W W
2 PSV PSV PSV 6 4 1 1 15 4 +11 13 W W L W W
3 Bodø / Glimt BOD Bodø / Glimt 6 1 1 4 5 10 -5 4 L L L L W
4 Zürich FCZ Zürich 6 1 0 5 5 16 -11 3 L W L L L


8th Finals
UEFA Conference League Play-offs


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PSV's two-goal victory puts them hot on the heels of Arsenal at the top of Group A, and now sit just two points behind them heading into the final round of matches. Arsenal will still feel they have enough to beat Zurich in their final match to win the group, but will certainly be looking over their shoulders at a PSV side who produced some spellbindingly good attacking sequences throughout this game.
PSV couldn't find an onside goal in the first half, but the introduction of Luuk De Jong at half-time changed the dynamics of the game. His hold-up play set up the first, and his heading ability scored the second, and the returning PSV captain used these to devastating effect throughout the half. He created two chances after passing eight times in the final third, and also won seven of 10 aerial duels to keep Arsenal's defenders guessing. Target.
The final whistle goes to seal a commanding victory for PSV, who simply outclassed Arsenal in every area to win comfortably! The hosts more than made up for their two disallowed goals in the first half, starting the second with two quick-fire goals from Veerman and De Jong. Gakpo had another ruled out for offside, and the Gunners had no answer to PSV's well-oiled attacking machine. It's a first defeat for Arsenal in Europe this season, who were thoroughly second best in this one, and PSV will now have renewed home of pipping the Gunners to top spot in Group A on matchday six.
90' + 3' FULL-TIME: PSV 2-0 ARSENAL.
90' + 2' Two successive Arsenal corners come to nothing, with the final ball being a let-down, as it has been all game long for the Gunners.
90' + 1' Jesus crosses from the edge of the box, looking for Nketiah, but it's met by a good defensive header from Ramalho, who concedes the corner.
90' We'll play three minutes of added time to end this game, as PSV close in on a superb home victory.
88' De Jong goes down in the Arsenal box after landing awkwardly and standing on his own hand, but is soon back on his feet and play can resume.
86' Madueke surges away on the break for PSV, and looks to touch the ball beyond Gabriel, but the Arsenal defender gets the last touch and the ball goes behind for a corner.
Mauro Júnior
C. Gakpo
84' Gakpo's had some impact on this game, but could've had more if he'd stayed onside for two well-taken finishes, and the in-form Dutch winger comes off for Mauro Junior.
83' Another Arsenal attack breaks down as Sangare intercepts, but his pass to Til sees the substitute fouled by Partey.
G. Til
J. Veerman
81' The first PSV goalscorer Veerman also comes off, and is replaced by Dutch international Guus Til.
J. Teze
J. Branthwaite
81' Branthwaite has been superb at the back for PSV, and the on-loan Everton defender comes off for Jordan Teze.
N. Madueke
X. Simons
80' Simons finally does make his way off, and English winger Noni Madueke replaces him.
G. Xhaka
Yellow Card
80' Xhaka looked to have started that, and also picks up a booking for his part.
X. Simons
Yellow Card
80' Simons is signalled to come off, but gets into an altercation with Xhaka and a scuffle breaks out once again! The young playmaker is booked as he makes his way off.
Gabriel Jesus
Yellow Card
79' Jesus slid into the leg of Branthwaite as he went for that loose ball, and is rather harshly booked by the referee.
78' SAVED!!! Xhaka's deflected shot from the edge of the box lands at Nketiah's feet, but his shot is parried by the midriff of Benitez!! Jesus and Nketiah both follow in, but Branthwaite gets in the way to hook the ball clear before being absolutely clattered!
77' CHANCE!!! Vieira comes forward and looks to feed Nketiah in the box, but Max slides in to scythe it away brilliantly! Vieira crosses back in from the left, but Max again intervenes to head the ball clear!
76' After Nketiah's cushioned header in the box is cleared, Vieira returns serve for the Gunners and shoots from 30 yards, but it's a poor effort which is curling far away from Benitez's goal!
B. White
T. Tomiyasu
74' Tomiyasu also comes off, and Ben White replaces the right-back.
Gabriel Magalhães
K. Tierney
74' Arsenal make defensive alterations, as the booked Tierney is withdrawn for Gabriel Magalhaes.
73' Simons strides forward after receiving a cross-field pass, and looks for options in the box. He's crowded out though, and Martinelli wins the ball before being fouled by Simons in the corner.
72' PSV have been caught offside six times so far, with Gakpo alone having been flagged on four occasions!
70' SAVED!!!! Gakpo is found with a fantastic cross-field pass, and whips a belter of a cross into the box. De Jong meets it with a powerful header, and Ramsdale defies gravity to keep the ball out by tipping it around the post!! The flag's up though, again, and so it wouldn't have counted if the ball had found the net.
68' WIDE!!! The PSV free-kick is whipped towards the far post, where De Jong arrives unmarked but can only head back across goal and wide!!!
P. Mwene
Yellow Card
67' Mwene is also booked, and it's still a mystery as to how that scuffle was sparked!
Gabriel Martinelli
Yellow Card
67' After Sangare is fouled by Xhaka, there's an off-the-ball confrontation between Mwene and Martinelli, and the Arsenal midfielder is booked to prevent it escalating further!
66' BALL IN THE NET!! Simons' counter-attack sees him slalom through midfield, and he engages four defenders before finding Sangare in space. He crosses early for Gakpo, who taps it home from close range, but once more the offside flag is raised!!! Gakpo has a second goal denied by the flag in this game, and if PSV had timed their runs slightly better, they'd be 4-0 up by now!
Gabriel Jesus
R. Holding
64' Arteta throws caution to the wind in an effort to rescue this game, and brings off defender Holding for prolific forward Gabriel Jesus, hoping he can help the Gunners wrestle back control of this scoreline.
C. Gakpo
63' Gakpo's delivery was too enticing for Ramsdale, but the Arsenal goalkeeper's error gave De Jong an easy header to put his side in the driving seat!
L. de Jong
63' GOOOOAAALLLL!!!! PSV have a second!!! Gakpo's corner is really inviting, but Ramsdale fluffs his invitation and mistimes his punch! This allows De Jong a free header, and the ball loops into the bottom corner to put PSV 2-0 up!!! A mistake from the Arsenal goalkeeper, no doubt, but it's no less than the hosts deserve, with De Jong in particular having been superb since his introduction!
62' Simons glides past Xhaka on the edge of his own box and releases Max down the left. He surges down that flank before crossing, and it's put behind for a corner by Partey!
60' Arsenal have averaged 67 per cent possession in the five minutes since the PSV goal, but are yet to create anything that could threaten the hosts' lead on the scoreboard.
K. Tierney
Yellow Card
58' From Tierney's long throw, PSV break at speed and Simons sets off down the right. Tierney hacks him down and gets none of the ball, with the yellow card coming straight out for the Arsenal left-back.
T. Partey
A. Lokonga
57' Mikel Arteta rings the changes for Arsenal, and Lokonga is withdrawn for Thomas Partey.
B. Saka
M. Ødegaard
57' Gunners captain Odegaard also comes off, and Bukayo Saka will replace the Norwegian.
L. de Jong
55' The work and strength from De Jong there was brilliant, and he weighted his final pass perfectly, for Veerman to smash home.
J. Veerman
55' GOOOOOAAAALLLL!!!! There it is!!! No ruling out this one, as Veerman puts PSV ahead!! De Jong holds off the attention of Holding to lay the ball off to Veerman, who arrives on the edge of the box before smashing the ball into the far corner!!! What an impact from the new captain De Jong, as PSV finally take the 1-0 lead they deserve!
55' WIDE!!!! What a chance for PSV!!! Simons threads a beauty of a pass for Gakpo to run onto, and he's one-on-one with Ramsdale bearing down on goal, but flashes his shot across the face and wide!
54' Vieira cleverly wins a free-kick via Max's foul, but Lokonga's ball into the box is a poor one and Mwene heads clear before being fouled by Holding.
52' Holding looks to play a pass in behind the right-side of PSV's defence, but finds neither Martinelli or Tierney and the ball rolls out of play!
50' SAVED!!! Ramsdale saves the day for Arsenal as De Jong brings down a high ball. He plays in Simons, whose strike across goal is parried by the goalkeeper, but Gakpo tees up Veerman with the rebound, and his placed effort into the bottom corner is held by Ramsdale again!
49' OVER!!! Martinelli finds Tierney in space down the left, who cuts inside Mwene and curls a right-footed shot beyond Benitez and just over the bar!
47' WIDE!!! From an Arsenal corner, play breaks down but Tomiyasu cuts the ball back from the byline. Nketiah strikes it on the turn, and whips the ball just around the outside of Benitez's left post!
46' De Jong gets the second half underway for PSV, and we're back underway in Eindhoven!
L. de Jong
A. El Ghazi
46' El Ghazi, whose offside header set up Simons' disallowed goal, comes off, and he's replaced up front by Luuk de Jong.
The teams are back out for the second half, and can either side produce a clinical moment to find a goal in this game?
Simons' brilliant individual goal was sadly chalked off, but the young Netherlands midfielder had one hell of a half, completing four passes in the final third and testing Ramsdale with an early shot from distance. He has also won the ball three times to begin PSV's attacks from the front. Promise.
A high-octane first half ends, with the PSV faithful dumbfounded as to why they're not 1-0 up! After a fast-paced, end-to-end battle that saw few clear-cut chances, Simons' brilliant goal was unfortunately chalked off by VAR. Gakpo also saw an offside goal ruled out, and the hosts will certainly be hoping it's third time lucky in the second half. Arsenal have arguably created more chances, but haven't tested Benitez enough and so it's still goalless, but the next 45 minutes certainly look likely to feature a goal or two.
45' + 1' HALF-TIME: PSV 0-0 ARSENAL.
45' + 1' SAVED!!! Sangare loses the ball inside his own box, and Odegaard smashes the loose ball goalwards, but it's parried brilliantly by Benitez and PSV are eventually able to clear it!
45' We'll play a minute of added time to close out this first half.
44' NO GOAL!!! Simons' contribution is all fine, but El Ghazi is offside from the original ball forward and so the teenager's goal is chalked off!
43' IS IT A GOAL???? PSV appear to have taken the lead, and it's a brilliant individual effort from Simons!!! Taking on a cushioned El Ghazi header on the edge of the box, Simons takes on three Arsenal defenders, and manages to wriggle free of Saliba before stroking the ball beyond Ramsdale! That looked an impossible situation for the teenage Dutchman, but he did it all himself, however the referee wants a second look at this...
42' Mwene's cross is powerfully headed away by Holding, and Nketiah looks to take the ball forward on the counter, but fouls Ramalho in the process and concedes a free-kick.
41' Arsenal have won each of their last three matches in Europe without conceding a goal, last winning four games in a row without conceding between August-October 2007.
39' OVER!!! Xhaka's first-time cross is headed clear by Branthwaite, but a powerful Tomiyasu header back into the area finds Martinelli. He chests the ball and unleashes an acrobatic volley from eight yards out, but can only send the ball over the crossbar!
38' Simons puts Saliba under pressure and looks to have won the ball, but is penalised for a foul on the Arsenal defender by the referee. If he had won it cleanly there, Simons would've been through on goal for PSV.
36' Gutierrez hits a pass forward for Gakpo, but Tomiyasu gets in front of the PSV forward and successfully shepherds the ball back to Ramsdale.
34' PSV had only four shots against Arsenal last time out – it was their fewest in all competitions since November 2016, against Atletico Madrid (also four) in the Champions League.
32' Gakpo draws in three defenders on his forward run, before finding Simons unmarked to his left. He gives Gakpo the ball back, but he's dispossessed by Tomiyasu as the offside flag is raised against Simons.
31' Xhaka finds Odegaard in space on the edge of the box, but he's quickly swarmed upon by Gutierrez and Sangare, who win possession back for PSV. The latter looks to pick out the run of Max, but his wide ball down the left goes over the sideline.
29' Having lost the reverse fixture last week, PSV are looking to avoid losing consecutive matches in Europe for the first time since November 2019.
27' Arsenal overload in attack and Martinelli cuts inside from the left. His cross finds Nketiah in the box, but the glancing header from the striker is way off target!
26' PSV break through the middle and Simons has options to his left and right. He waits before looking to find Gakpo to his left, but it's a poor ball that evades both Gakpo and Max on his outside.
24' Arsenal win a corner off Ramalho, but the ball into the box from Martinelli is a poor one, and Benitez catches it easily.
23' Arsenal have scored at least once in each of their last 16 European away games, winning 11 of these. The Gunners have lost just one of their last seven away games against Dutch sides in all competitions, with the sole loss coming at Philips Stadion against PSV in February 2007.
21' SAVED!!! Vieira whips an early cross towards the front post, where Nketiah arrives to cleverly flick a shot goalwards, but it's tipped behind for a corner by Benitez!
19' BALL IN THE NET!!! Good play from PSV as Veerman's throughball finds Gakpo racing in behind. He evades Saliba and chips Ramsdale to finish it off, but the flag is rightly up and the goal will not count!
18' Martinelli's corner is punched clear by Benitez, and Simons races down the left on the counter, nut-megging Tomiyasu in the process!
17' OVER!!! Arsenal attack in numbers, but PSV have even greater numbers back in defence. It comes to Xhaka who shoots from the edge of the box, and a deflection off Gutierrez sends the ball looping over and onto the roof of the net!
15' Arsenal have scored in all four of their group games so far, and have been similarly successful at the back, keeping three clean sheets on the bounce since Mirlind Kryeziu scored a penalty in their opening win against Zurich.
13' Max gets in behind an off-balance Tomiyasu and has space to cross, but his ball into the box is a poor one that floats straight into Ramsdale's arms.
12' Ramsdale's poor kick is headed forward by Sangare. Simons flicks the ball to Gakpo, who looks to give himself space to shoot, but can't keep control of the ball and Holding clears!
11' Odegaard looks to twist away from Gakpo in midfield, but is yanked to the floor by the PSV forward and the challenge between the two captains goes Odegaard's way.
9' SAVED!!! Simons picks up a loose ball and drives towards the box. He shoots from some 30 yards, with the low effort tipped wide by Ramsdale!
7' PSV have a win and a draw this season in two Europa League contests on home soil, and are six home games unbeaten in all competitions.
5' Xhaka is found in the box and plays a one-two with Odegaard. He looks for Nketiah in the six-yard box, but Branthwaite cuts out the pass.
5' Arsenal have won both their previous away games in the competition this season, and are out to extend a five-match unbeaten streak on the road.
4' El Ghazi is wide on the right and crosses into the area, but the ball floats over the arriving Gakpo's head and bounces over the opposite touchline.
2' Gakpo creates space for himself and whips an early cross into the Arsenal box, but Ramsdale claims the ball and plucks it out of the sky.
1' Nketiah kicks off for Arsenal, and this game is underway at Philips Stadion!
The sides head out onto the pitch, and we're nearly ready for kick-off in Eindhoven!
Leading the Arsenal line is Eddie Nketiah, who has two in the Europa League so far. Behind him in midfield is Granit Xhaka, whose goal proved the difference in the reverse fixture, while Aaron Ramsdale makes his European debut between the sticks for the Gunners.
PSV captain Cody Gakpo has been in terrific form in Europe this season, and sits second in the scoring charts with three goals from four games. He hasn’t scored in the last two though, including a 5-0 win over Zurich, so Arsenal will be hoping they can keep him quiet down that left flank, as they did at the Emirates last time out.
ARSENAL SUBS: Karl Hein, Ben White, Thomas Partey, Gabriel Magalhaes, Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Jesus, Cedric Soares, Reiss Nelson, Catalin Cirjan, Matt Smith, Bradley Ibrahim.
ARSENAL (4-3-3): Aaron Ramsdale, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Rob Holding, William Saliba, Kieran Tierney; Martin Odegaard, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Granit Xhaka; Fabio Vieira, Eddie Nketiah, Gabriel Martinelli.
PSV SUBS: Joel Drommel, Boy Waterman, Ki-Jana Hoever, Jordan Teze, Armando Obispo, Marco van Ginkel, Luuk de Jong, Noni Madueke, Mauro Junior, Guus Til, Jordan Bakayoko, Richard Ledezma.
PSV (4-3-3): Walter Benitez; Philipp Mwene, Andre Ramalho, Jarrad Branthwaite, Philipp Max; Joey Veerman, Ibrahim Sangare, Erick Gutierrez; Xavi Simons, Anwar El Ghazi, Cody Gakpo.
Granit Xhaka’s 71st minute strike won it for Arsenal in the home fixture, who come into this match with four wins from four in the group so far, and Mikel Arteta's side will fancy their chances of extending that 100 per cent record.
Having lost 1-0 in their rearranged fixture at the Emirates in their last European outing, PSV will be hoping to get revenge on the Gunners at home, and although it's unlikely they'll unseat Arsenal at the top of the group, they can all but secure second place ahead of Bodo/Glimt with a win in this match.
Hello, and welcome to live coverage of this fixture in the UEFA Europa League, as PSV Eindhoven take on Arsenal in Group A.