- Title: NETHERLANDS: PSV EINDHOVEN PREPARE FOR UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FOOTBALL
- Date: 12th April 2005
- Summary: EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS, APRIL 12, 2005 (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. EXTERIOR OF THE STADIUM 2. VARIOUS PSV TRAINING 3. PSV COACH GUUS HIDDINK TALKING TO MARK VAN BOMMEL 4. CAMERAMEN 5. VAN BOMMEL WITH THE BALL 6. VAN BOMMEL WITH TEAMMATES RUNNING HARD 7. VAN BOMMEL AND THE JOURNALISTS 8. (SOUNDBITE)(English) VAN BOMMEL: "We hope we can get a goal and then we can play a little bit easier. We got a good boost in Lyon and we hope to finish it tomorrow." 9. VAN BOMMEL LEAVES TRAINING 10. CAMERAMEN 11. WIDE OF PSV NEWS CONFERENCE 12. (SOUNDBITE)(English) GUUS HIDDINK, PSV COACH, SAYING: "If we have the same result, we have to make it 30 minutes more and maybe some penalty kicks afterwards, but I think if we can maintain the level we showed in penalty kicks afterwards, but I think if we can maintain the level we showed in some parts of the first part and bigger parts of the second half. If we can do so, we can manage, If not, they are dangerous enough to harm us." 13. PAN FROM ANOTHER SET OF CAMERAS INTO LYON PRESSER WIDE SHOT 14. (SOUNDBITE)(French) ??? COACH OF LYON, SAYING:" FRENCH COACH : I think this is really a big meeting for us. The players now have to take on the wait and the pressure, and the pressure is real. But we have players clever enough to handle it (the pressure), and to live through it. They know that such moments of player's live have to be appreciated, and lived through it in a good way. This means they 'll have to play these moments, not simply be happy to be there, they 'll have to give themselves, and be very very generous in their efforts. 15. (SOUNDBITE)(French) CLAUDIO CACAPA, CAPTAIN OF LYON, SAYING:" I don't know if this is the most important match. It is true we have had quite a few important ones. But right, this one is very important. For us the players, and all the staff, it is important for everybody. It's true, we want to stay in the competition, we want to go far, and for this, we need to win the match tomorrow." 16. END OF NEWS CONFERENCE Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
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- Location: EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS
- Country: Netherlands
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- Story Text: PSV Eindhoven and Lyon Olympique are preparing for
their UEFA Champions League Match on Wednesday.
PSV Eindhoven are one clean sheet away from their
first semi-final in Europe's premier club competition since
1988 when they host French champions Olympique Lyon on
Wednesday at the Philips Stadium.
However, keeping the French side out for 90 minutes
will be no easy task as they are the leading scorers in the
Champions League to date, having hit 28 goals in their nine
matches so far.
Still, PSV do have the advantage of an away goal from
the 1-1 draw in the first leg of their quarter-final last
week and Lyon will have to take the game to the Dutch side,
making sure they keep their scoring run going to prevent
their Champions League campaign ending at the quarterfinal
stage again as it did last season when they went out to
eventual champions Porto.
PSV coach Guus Hiddink used Saturday's first division match
Den Bosch, which ended in a comfortable 3-0
win, to give Korean Park Ji-Sung a rest, while Andre Ooijer
and Johann Vogel stayed on the bench.
After AZ's second league defeat in eight days it is now
just a question of when, rather than if, PSV win the Dutch
title as they stretched their lead to 13 points at the
weekend and need only eight more points from their
remaining six matches to be crowned champions for the
fourth time in six years.
While PSV are seeking to write another great chapter in
their history, their fans are recalling an earlier glorious
chapter ahead of this week's match: the one that ends with
PSV lifting the European Cup in 1988.
Then, as now, PSV were under the command of Hiddink and
then, as now, they played a French team in the quarters.
PSV drew 1-1 away at Bordeaux in 1988 before drawing
0-0 at home to reach the semis where they knocked out Real
Whoever wins this tie will face either AC Milan or
Inter Milan in the semis at the end of the month and in
early May and while PSV do have some past experience to
fall back on, Lyon are attempting to sail on into uncharted
Their only previous appearance in the last four of a
European competition came in 1964 when they reached the
semis of the European Cup Winners Cup and lost a playoff to
Of more immediate relevance however is their 2-2 draw
with Nantes in the French League on Saturday -- a result
that pleased coach Paul Le Guen who fielded a largely
Playmaker Juninho and defender Eric Abidal were rested
while internationals Sidney Govou, Sylvain Wiltord and
Florent Malouda all started on the bench along with sweeper
Lyon, like Eindhoven, are also just a few weeks away
from being crowned their domestic champions -- Lyon for the
fourth successive year -- as the weekend results left them
14 points clear with six matches to play.
Le Guen knows Wednesday's match is "do-or-die" and has
promised the Dutch champions a tough challenge with his
team at full strength and their confidence high.
Le Guen also believes that their away form in the
competition gives them reason to be optimistic having won
at Sparta Prague (2-1), Fenerbahce (3-1) and Werder Bremen
(3-0) in the last round, with their only away defeat coming
at Manchester United (1-2) last November.
They have also scored in every Champions League match
they have played this season, even if the first leg ended
in a disappointing 1-1 draw.
PSV Eindhoven: 1-Gomes; 2-Andre Ooijer, 4-Alex,
5-Wilfred Bouma, 3-Young-Pyo Lee; 6-Mark van Bommel,
14-Johann Vogel, 8-Philip Cocu; 7-Ji-Sung Park, 9-Jan
Vennegoor of Hesselink, 15-Jefferson Farfan.
Olympique Lyon: 1-Gregory Coupet; 12-Anthony
Reveillere, 3-Cris, 5-Claudio Cacapa, 20-Eric Abidal;
8-Juninho, 4-Mickael Essien, 7-Mahamadou Diarra, 10-Florent
Malouda, 14-Sidney Govou, 22-Sylvain Wiltord.
Referee: Kim Milton Nielsen (Denmark)
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