PSV claims the extra point in Florida Cup with a 5-4 shootout victory
For the second time in as many games, PSV Eindhoven saw a late dramatic stoppage-time goal send a game into penalties to determine an extra point in the Florida Cup standings. This time, the Dutch side was in a winning position on Sam Lammers’ first-half goal only to see Fluminense Football Club’s Robinho score deep in injury time at Spectrum Stadium on the University of Central Florida campus.
The reversal of Wednesday’s game continues into the penalty shootout. This time PSV won the ensuing spot kick competition, 5-4, to claim a second point in the tournament.
PSV was the better team against a Brazilian side for the second time during their trip to Orlando but again had to settle for a draw in regulation. The Dutch side held a 14-4 advantage in shot attempts but couldn’t put the game away when it counted.
In about the third minute of stoppage time, Fluminense equalized out of nowhere. Playing on with a PSV man down and no whistle, the Brazilian side ended up with a break down the left side. Robinho cut toward the middle and beat the outstandingly named Eloy Room in exactly the same spot Lammers had scored.
It was a heartbreaking result for PSV after being the better side yet again but having to settle for one point in regulation. At least this time they found a second in penalties.
Fluminense: Robinho sent the keeper the wrong way and scored into the lower right corner. 1-0.
PSV: Lozano basically did the same thing Robinho did. 1-1.
Fluminense: Pedro blasted it past the keeper with power. 2-1.
PSV: Obispo beat Cesar, who guessed correctly in the right corner but it had enough on it to beat the keeper. 2-2.
Fluminense: Jadson goes right corner and scores. 3-2.
PSV: Hendrix sent a screamer into the upper left corner. 3-3.
Fluminense: Romarinho fired just wide to the right. 3-3.
PSV: Malen scored into the upper right corner with a short run-up. 3-4.
Fluminense: Chaves scored with a slow run-up to freeze Room. 4-4.
PSV: Pereiro scored into the upper right corner to win it. 4-5.
PSV ends its Florida Cup with a record of 0-0-2 and three points in the tournament. Despite only nabbing a pair of draws, PSV has been the best team in the tournament so far, as the European sides are in midseason form while the Brazilian squads are in preseason.
Fluminense will play again on Monday at Spectrum Stadium against Barcelona SC out of Ecuador at 4 p.m.
Florida Cup continues tomorrow with a pair of games. Rangers (Scotland) will take on Corinthians (Brazil) tomorrow at 1 p.m. at UCF’s Spectrum Stadium, and Barcelona SC (Ecuador) will face Legia Warsaw (Poland) at 3 p.m. at Central Broward Stadium in Lauderhill.