In the first semi-final of the Dutch Cup today starting at 19:45 Zwolle will host PSV Eindhoven. Finalist will be decided by a single leg, so that in case of a draw and extra time will be played if needed will go to the shootout.
Zwolle has not reached the latter stages of the 2007/2008 edition of the Cup, when he was eliminated in the quarterfinals of Feyenoord. The team coached by Art Langeler has played three games away from previous phases. La Roda and Go Ahead Eagles was imposed after extra time, while at Waalwijk won 4: 2 in regular time. In the quarterfinals Zwolle hosted a Heracles. Band in Almelo quickly opened the score but to break the hosts came back and took the lead. In nd half both scored one goal, so the final table on IJsseldelta Stadium Show 3: 2.
After this success Zwolle won four points in as many games played in the Eredivisie and are in the fight to avoid the places you go to play-off for maintenance in the first league. This weekend will play a crucial match at home to Willem. Zwolle comes after the failure of Groningen (0: 1). Home and only felt the taste of defeat in 2013 remises alternating victories, even if the first goal in all four games.
PSV despite failure Sunday at Rotterdam 1: 2 is the leader in the Eredivisie Feyenoord. The group has therefore Eindhoven opportunity to realize the event in this season if they maintain the same place in the championship and will win the two remaining matches in the cup. Excluding success at home to Den Haag (7: 0) and PSV scored the first goal in each of the games played in 2013.
In the Dutch Cup PSV met in the first three rounds modest opponents such as Achilles ’29, EHC or rijnsburg Boys. In these parties Matavz & co have scored ten goals, receiving three. In the quarterfinals played in a month ago Dick Advocaat’s team fell to Feyenoord, the Phillips Arena match ending with a score of 2: 1 difficult.
The two teams met last time in the middle of last month. Zwolle then produced one of the biggest surprises of the season in the Netherlands, winning by 3: 1 in Eindhoven. Ghanaian striker Fred Benson was the hero of that game, managed a double. In other dispute between the two teams in nine years at Zwolle PSV won with 2: 1.