PSVLASK Linz
team_logoRitsu Doan #25 team_logoAlexander Schlager #1
team_logoJeroen Zoet #1 team_logoGernot Trauner #18
team_logoDenzel Dumfries #22 team_logoPhilipp Wiesinger #6
team_logoDaniel Schwaab #6 team_logoDominik Frieser #28
team_logoNick Viergever #4 team_logoJames Holland #25
team_logoPablo Rosario #18 team_logoPeter Michorl #8
team_logoSteven Bergwijn #10 team_logoThomas Goiginger #27
team_logoMohammed Ihattaren #24 team_logoPetar Filipovic #5
team_logoMichal Sadílek #32 team_logoReinhold Ranftl #26
team_logoCody Gakpo #19 team_logoMarvin Potzmann #16
team_logoÉrick Gutiérrez #15 team_logoMarko Raguž #29

PSV vs LASK Linz will be a very interesting game in Group D of UEFA Europa League, which will be held at Philips Stadion, in Eindhoven. Two talented clubs from lower leagues will definitely fight for having a rare opportunity to prove themselves in European competition. These teams have never met before, so it will be very intriguing to watch their first confrontation. Read our thoughts about this exciting UEFA Europa League match, here below.

PSV

At the moment PSV stands at 2nd place in Holland’s Eredivisie due to lost in the last game against Utrecht. A Stadion Galgenwaard, PSV struggled to play their football, what showed really strongly prepared opponents and well-made homework. That gave hosts to up at 5th place and lower PSV place. In general, for guests that were the first weak match, where they lost all 3 points so far this season. Of course, at very beginning of the season, they played for Super Cup at Johan Cruijff Arena and lost to Ajax with 2:0 result. Right after that, they lost to Basel 1:2 at St. Jakob-Park and were eliminated to UEFA Europa League qualification from CL Quarter-Final qualification. There they overtook being lucky Haugesund in Semi-final and then smashing Apollon in the final with 7:0 total result.

This team is very dangerous in the attacks, they are very creative, fast, young and motivated. So Austrians should be ready to face one of the most dangerous opponents in UEFA Europa League so far. Unfortunately, Yanick van Osch and Sam Lammers will miss the next match due to injuries. However, Nick Viergever and Jorrit Hendrix will have a great opportunity to play on a full-strength as they are suspended for 2 games in Eredivisie.

LASK Linz

LASK Linz is the constant Salzburg rival. Both tease teams showing very strong results as in Austrian Tipico Bundesliga, as in European competitions. At the moment, they stand at second place in Austrian highest league with only 3 points away from the strongest Salzburg. During the main competitions, LASK Linz have only 2 defeats against Sporting in UEFA Europa League and against Wolfsburger AC in Austrian Bundesliga. We can understand these wins, as both teams show strong results this season in Europe. In Group D of EL, LASK Linz stays at 3rd place with 3 points, which were taken from Rosenborg, the concrete outsider of the group. However, Linz already lost to Sporting playing in Portugal at Estádio José Alvalade.

In general, we see here a very motivated team with maybe not so big abilities and possibilities. Although, they show us a great example of how a lower league team should play in Europe competitions and achieve your goals. Most valuable players of the team are mostly defenders, so it’s not surprising to see this team great at the defensive game. Unfortunately, Christian Ramsebner and Petar Filipovic will miss the next game due to injuries.

 

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