Both Ricardo Pepi and Malik Tillman came off the bench to get their names on the scoresheet as PSV Eindhoven punished 10-man Heracles to keep them ahead of the pack in the Eredivisie standings.
Malik Tillman got his first start for PSV and made it count as he scored and assisted on a goal in their win over Volendam to keep them undefeated in the Dutch Eredivisie.
Malik Tillman gave PSV a taste of what they can expect this season with a stunning debut, while Justin Che notched an assist as Den Haag took advantage of poor corner defending in their big win.
Ricardo Pepi and Malik Tillman were consigned to PSV Eindhoven’s bench ahead of their critical Chammpions League visit to Glasgow, leaving Djordje Mihailovic as the only Yank to see action in the Eredivisie this weekend.
Taylor Booth’s assist was not enough to keep Utrecht from falling against a far superior Ajax side, Kik Pierie’s first goal for Excelsior ensured that they are free from any relegation danger, while Ricardo Pepi and Groningen allowed six goals for the third time this season.
Ricardo Pepi once again saw the Groningen fans force the suspension of a game for the relegated team, while Gedion Zelalem returned to the Den Bosch starting lineup in their home draw.
Ricardo Pepi finally saw one of his goals help Groningen earn points, although a draw did little to stop the team’s spiral towards relegation, while Anthony Fontana finally earned a start for promoted Zwolle, albeit in a losing performance.
Ricardo Pepi’s impressive strike for Groningen was for naught as they lost yet again, while Taylor Booth and Utrecht had their dominant performance ruined by three disallowed goals.
Ricardo Pepi’s ninth goal of the season helped Groningen spot a narrow path to survival while Taylor Booth’s injury in Utrecht’s victory will leave American fans nervously waiting for any update to his status.
Ricardo Pepi’s eighth goal of the season helped Groningen to a point that does little to help their relegation fight, while Taylor Booth and Utrecht went toe-to-toe with PSV to stay on course for a shot at European qualification.