PSV beat Manchester United in opening Champions League match

champions leagueThe Eredivisie’s reigning champions PSV Eindhoven beat Manchester United 2-1 in their Group B opening Champions League match on Tuesday evening.

Manchester United, coached by former Dutch national coach Louis van Gaal, opened the scoring when last season’s PSV star player Memphis Depay put one away in the 41st minute.

H├ęctor Moreno then equalised against the run of play soon after and Luciano Narsingh netted a header to secure victory in the 57th minute.

But the game was marred by Moreno’s early tackle of full-back Luke Shaw, who suffered a double fracture of his right leg. ‘It is awful. It was a very bad tackle. He had the oxygen mask on and was crying in the dressing room,’ Van Gaal told the BBC.

After the game, PSV’s coach Philip Cocu told the Uefa website he was sorry about the bad injury, which had stopped play for eight minutes. ‘It is never PSV’s intention to injure an opposing player,’ he said. ‘It’s very unfortunate.’

Cocu also said he was very proud of his team. ‘We showed today that this was a team effort. We kept our heads up after going a goal down, stayed confident in the way we played and focused on the chances we had.’

Match report and highlights

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