A disappointing night in Eindhoven saw an uninspiring PSV side be held to a draw by Bodo/Glimt in their opening Europa League match.

Here’s how we rated each player’s performance…

Walter Benitez, 8 – Saved his team from suffering defeat with two fantastic saves right at the end, and couldn’t do anything about Bodo/Glimt’s goal.

Phillip Mwene, 5 – Should have done better for the Bodo/Glimt goal and put in some really poor crosses

Jordan Teze6 – Undoubtedly the best of PSV’s defenders both on and off the ball.

Armando Obispo, 5 – Looked shaky at the back and wasn’t good with the ball at his feet, giving the ball away a lot.

Phillip Max, 5 – Like Mwene on the other side, couldn’t create anything with the ball at his feet in promising areas out wide.

Ibrahim Sangare, 6 – Won the ball back multiple times and created some chances with his passing.

Xavi Simons, 6 – Made some great runs but often got it wrong with his final ball, although his team-mates’ movement didn’t help.

Joey Veerman, 4 – A really bad display from the midfielder. He created nothing, lost the ball multiple times and often looked like he didn’t care. Not the performance he needed to deliver with Louis van Gaal decided whether to include him in his next Netherlands squad.

Ismael Saibari, 6 – Created a few openings and worked harder than most of his team-mates.

Yorbe Vertessen, 4 – Missed an enormous chance, somehow hitting the ball wide from point-blank range, and did little else.

Cody Gakpo, 7 – Easily PSV’s best player going forward. He scored a good goal and could’ve had at least one assist if his team-mates were more clinical. He did go missing at times though.


Anwar El Ghazi, 7 – Made an instant impact, getting an assist as soon as he came on. The attack was much more dangerous with him on.

Savio, 5 – Put in one nice cross but made multiple errors too.

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