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1997-07-16: PSV Eindhoven 2-2 Celtic, Irish International Soccer Tournament
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- Just 11 days into the job and Wim Jansen was already losing patience with the speed that signings could be made referring the press to Jock Brown to explain why identified players were not in the process of signing contracts with the club.
ReviewThe second match of the Irish International Soccer Tournament. The team played better than they had against Derry City but still lacked cohesion. The team lost 3-5 on penalties and failed to progress to the finals.
TeamsPSV Eindhoven: Waterreus, Van der Neerden, Stam, Faber, Jensen, Iwan, Demo, Jonk, Stinga, De Bilde, Bruggink.
Subs: Koch, Vampeta, Numan, Petrovic, Cocu, Zenden, Pereira.
Scorers: De Bilde (43, 53)
Celtic: Marshall, Boyd, McKinlay, McNamara, Mackay, Wieghorst, Di Canio, Hannah, Donnelly, Thom, Gray.
Subs: Jackson, McLaughlin, Hay, Johnson, McBride, McCondichie.
Scorers: Wieghorst (37), Mackay (40)
Referee: R O'Hanlon (Dublin).
- Match Report
The Scots squandered a 2-0 lead at Lansdowne Road but showed enough guts to banish the memory of Tuesday's night 3-2 reverse against Irish part-timers Derry City.
"A better performance," reported assistant general manager David Hay after the match. "It was a poor performance against Derry, for the players and especially for the fans."
There was disturbing news on the injury front, however, when it was revealed that goalkeeper Stewart Kerr, who missed last night's match, had returned to Glasgow to see a specialist about ligament damage to his knee. Kerr is now certain to miss the start of the new season.
"He felt it in Holland last week and the problem recurred during training on Tuesday," Hay explained. "We'll need to see what the specialist has to say but it looks like he could be out for at least a month."
New coach Wim Jansen selected a more compact side with the emphasis firmly on defence for last night's match. David Hannah moved back to join Tom Boyd, with Malky Mackay replacing the injured Alan Stubbs in the centre of defence. Stuart Gray took over in midfield in place of Darren Jackson who had picked up a knock the previous night.
Celtic soaked up most of the pressure in the first half before hitting PSV twice on the break. The Dutch champions were dictating the pace of the game but Celtic's defensive set-up, with only Paolo Di Canio in attack, was coping although goalkeeper Gordon Marshall was called on to make a couple of useful stops.
Arnold Bruggink and Ovidiu Stinga forced Marshall into conceding corners in the opening ten minutes but PSV's apparent lack of urgency backfired on them when Celtic struck twice before the interval.
In 37 minutes Morton Wieghorst headed in a Di Canio cut-back, with goalkeeper Ronald Waterreus left stranded. Three minutes later, the Dutch defence was again exposed when Mackay sent a shot from eight yards into the net off full-back Chris van der Neerden from Jackie NcNamara's pass.
Two minutes from the interval, PSV pulled a goal back. Gilles de Bilde shot diagonally from Igor Demo's pass and Marshall was beaten by the path of the ball.
Andreas Thom twice had opportunities to increase Celtic's lead early in the second half, shooting wide of the post from a Di Canio pass then watching as goalkeeper Waterreus held his glancing header, before de Bilde brought PSV level.
The striker's quick turn in the penalty box completely deceived Mackay and McNamara, with Marshall left stranded as de Bilde's shot flew across him into the net.
Celtic, looking much more of a unit than in the defeat from Derry, had appeals for a penalty turned down in 66 minutes when Gray tumbled when confronted by Waterreus. Gray then came to Celtic's rescue at the other end four minutes from full time when he slid in to take the ball from Iwan Tomeck as the striker prepared to shoot at goal.
There was no extra time and in the penalty shoot-out Simon Donnelly, Di Canio and Gray all found the net for Celtic before second-half substitute John-Paul McBride saw his kick saved by Waterreus. It was left to Bolldeyn Zenden to convert Eindhoven's fifth penalty to claim third place for the Dutch side.
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