Disappointment for PSV but celebrations for other Dutch clubs

Mario Gotze shows his disappointment after the loss. Photo: Olaf Kraak ANP
Mario Gotze shows his disappointment after the loss. Photo: Olaf Kraak ANP

A goal in the 89th minute gave AS Monaco a 2-1 win over PSV Eindhoven in their Europa League tie on Thursday night, pushing the Dutch side into third place in Group B after three games.

The Eindhoven side has difficult away games against Monaco and Real Sociedad still to come and will meet Ajax in the domestic competition this weekend.

Match review

But there was better news elsewhere for the three Dutch clubs taking part in the new Conference League competition.

Alkmaar beat CFR Cluj 1-0 away and Vitesse managed a surprise 1-0 win over English premier league side Tottenham Hotspur.

Feyenoord beat Union Berlin 3-1, but the game was marred by violence off the pitch. At least 76 Union Berlin supporters were arrested after clashing with police in Rotterdam.

‘They had all sorts of things with them which showed they were out for a fight,’ a police spokesman said. ‘They were walking along a set route, heading for the Feyenoord supporters’ cafes.’

On Wednesday night, a group of Feyenoord supporters had attacked a cafe where some German fans and club officials were drinking. Four people were injured and one woman was taken to hospital.

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