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29.10.2008 Football News

Eric Addo revives PSV Eidhoven

Ghana defender Eric Addo scored to help his Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven bounced back from their weekend defeat against Roda JC to see off ADO Den Haag. 

After losing in Kerkrade for the second season in a row, PSV could have done with an early goal to boost confidence, but the game remained a stalemate at half-time.

Addo, who was enjoying his first start of the season, settled PSV nerves 11 minutes after the break, though, before Otman Bakkal sealed the points in the last minute of the game.

PSV almost got the start they were looking for when Danko Lazovic arrowed a free-kick towards goal in the fourth minute, only a terrific Robert Zwinkels save denying him.

Balazs Dzsudzsak then went close with a set-piece of his own, shooting narrowly wide from 25 yards out.

Some lovely interplay between Wesley Verhoek and Lex Immers set up ADO's best chance of the half, but Fabio Caracciolo headed over from 12 yards.

The hosts were playing some good football and Levi Schwiebbe benefited six minutes before the break, only to narrowly miss the target from 25 yards.

All their good work was undone 11 minutes after the break, though, as Lazovic's piercing pass put through Addo, whose shot evaded the reach of Zwinkels and found the back of the net.

It was nearly two after 75 minutes when Jason Culina's 20-yard strike hit the bar, before, at the other end, Caracciolo set up Immers, who found the side netting.

They went agonisingly close to equalising when Wesley Verhoek's shot from the edge of the area grazed the post.

A point would not have been undeserved for the hosts, but their defeat was confirmed when Timmy Simons picked out Bakkal, who beat the last man before slotting the ball past Robert Zwinkels into the middle of goal.


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