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Sunday, April 25, 2004 

RBC Roosendaal 0 - 3 PSV

PSV have taken another important step in consolidating the crucial second place in the table by coasting to a comfortable 0-3 win over RBC Roosendaal in a rather one-sided game that never really sparked off. The gloss of the victory was taken off by an injury that Kezman sustained.

Ooijer was given a place in the heart of defence, after having been on the sidelines for over four months and Lucius was also included as right full back in the starting line-up. After a tentative opening, in which RBC got a few opportunities, PSV took the initiative. They were on top on 12 minutes, just when the minute before RBC striker Youssouf had failed to pounce on a great a chance. De Jong took a corner, which was not cleared too well by the RBC defence. The ball fell to Van Bommel, who popped up just in time and unleashed an effort from some 20 yards that struck home. On 22 minutes PSV doubled the advantage. Park latched unto a long ball and set up Lucius, who was sent crashing by RBC keeper Aerts 22. Kezman took the penalty and the striker converted, although the poor state of the pitch nearly played tricks on him. It was the 99th league goal that Kezman scored in PSV service and PSV had virtually wrapped up the game.

After the break RBC surged forwards, knowing they had nothing to lose, but they never threatened and the PSV defence calmly held on. Ten minutes into the second half Kezman was stretchered off the pitch. When he attempted to round his marker, he was elbowed in the chest and he fell down in agony. Kezman was taken to hospital and Johan Vonlanthen left the bench. One of the few highlights of the second half was a superb long-distance effort by Park that bounced off the crossbar. On 86 minutes Addo was brought on to replace Lucius. Vennegoor of Hesselink failed to tap home from close range, when he missed a Rommedahl cross by an inch, but one minute later Rommedahl himself outpaced his marker and at the near post the Danish international winger surprised keeper Aerts, who expected a cross.

So PSV have maintained a three-point lead over rivals Feyenoord and with three games to go (away at FC Volendam, at home against ADO Den Haag and away at AZ) they stand a fair chance of qualifying for the UCL qualifying games.

Goals: Van Bommel 13´; Kezman 22´; Rommedahl 88´

Source: PSV.nl


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