Eran Zahavi scored from the spot in the 13th minute, Noni Madueke was on target after the break (2 goals) and Ryan Thomas added a third to earn PSV a 4-0 win over ADO Den Haag in the Philips Stadion on Sunday afternoon.
Roger Schmidt was forced to improvise with his line-up as many players missed the game due to coronavirus. PSV had most of the ball in the early opening exchanges but could not create any chances of note. They went ahead in the 13th minute when Eran Zahavi tried to wiggle his way into the box. He lost his balance and referee Jochem Kamphuis pointed to the spot. VAR asked him to go to the monitor but after a long look the referee stood by his decision and Zahavi converted the spot kick, opening his PSV scoring account: 1-0.
Madueke doubled the lead for PSV six minutes into the second half. Max fed Zahavi and the Israeli striker played in the young Englishman who unleashed a vicious left-footed shot from 20 yards out to the left side of ADO goalkeeper Luuk Koopmans: 2-0. Mario Götze hit the bear with a header from Philipp Max’s cross. The ball fell to Ledezma who squared the ball for Ryan Thomas, who poked home: 3-0.
Noni Madueke scored his second and PSV’s fourth goal in the final minute of added time. PSV will return to Europa League action on Thursday when they take on PAOK Saloniki in Greece (PSV.nl).