Photo: PIETER STAM DE JONGE / EFE
He “Baby” Gimenez looked good again this weekend, during the match between the feyenoord and the PSV Eindhovencorresponding to matchday 20 of Dutch football, in which both clubs divided points after the final 2-2 that kept those from Rotterdam at the top of the general table.
The Mexican player entered as a starter and participated in the 90 minutes of the match. He caused a red card, since he suffered a tackle from Armando Obispo that was decreed as expulsion by the whistler after resorting to the VAR; also came close to scoring when he shot on goal in a counter shot, but the save by Walter Benítez, the Granjeros goalkeeper, snatched the opportunity to add a little more to his individual tally, which would have been the ninth in the season for the former Cruz Azul .
The scoring of the game opened just at minute 8, when Anwar El Ghazi made it 1-0 in favor of PSV after an assist from Xavi Simons.
Later came the expulsion of Armando Obispo and when it was believed that the Farmers would have to row against the current, the opposite happened, since they extended their advantage to 2-0 through Thorgan Hazard.
For the second half, everything was completely different, since Feyenoord tightened the screws and went out to devour PSV, something they achieved with the entry of Alireza Jahanbakhsh in just 15 minutes, since he closed the gap at minute 81 and got the tie in time of compensation.
With this result, Feyenoord established itself at the top of the Eredivisie general table with 43 points, while the Farmers stayed in fourth place with 39 points.
Erick Gutiérrez and the duel between Mexicans
Unlike “Chaquito”, his compatriot Eric Gutierrez, from PSV, entered the field at minute 62although nothing could be done to avoid the division of points.
At the end of the match, the former soccer player from Pachuca mentioned that it was not the result they expected. Probably a little because they had the victory in the bag and a little because they needed to win to move up to the sub-leadership of the competition and shorten the distance to the leader to one point; however, they know that there are still many games to overcome.
“I leave with a bad taste in my mouth from the tie. We will keep fighting until the end”, he commented to the press after the game.
Regarding the great moment that his compatriot is experiencing, he mentioned that he is pleased that he is doing so well.
“I’m happy for him, he’s playing very well”, he sentenced.
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