PSV Eindhoven coach Dick
Advocaat and captain Mark van Bommel celebrated their return to
the club with a 4-2 victory over champions Ajax Amsterdam to
claim the Dutch Super Cup on Sunday.
Advocaat is back coaching in the Dutch league after 14 years
with a mission to win the title and take PSV back to the
Champions League, which they have not graced for four seasons.
PSV dominated from the start and took a 2-0 lead after just
11 minutes with midfielder Van Bommel, who last played for the
club in 2005 before joining Barcelona, driving them forward.
Sweden forward Ola Toivonen netted at the front post from a
Dries Mertens corner after three minutes for the Dutch Cup
winners and Jeremain Lens doubled their lead after recovering
the ball up in midfield and finishing with a superb chip.
Ajax defender Toby Alderweireld was the most dangerous
player for the injury-hit champions, whose average age was less
than 23. He had a header cleared off the line by Van Bommel
early on but pulled a goal back on the stroke of half-time.
Eight minutes after the break PSV left back Jetro Willems'
fine individual run took him past three players before he set up
Toivonen to restore a two-goal lead.
Marcelo's own goal 15 minutes from time raised Ajax's hopes
of drawing level but PSV substitute Georginio Wijnaldum wrapped
up the win when he ran onto a Lens' pass to score in added time.
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