AMSTERDAM: PSV Eindhoven coach Dick Advocaat and captain Mark van Bommel celebrated their return to the club with a 4-2 victory over champions Ajax Amsterdam to claim the Dutch Super Cup on Sunday. PSV dominated proceedings from the start and took a 2-0 lead after just 11 minutes. Sweden forward Ola Toivonen and Jeremain Lens netted the first two goals. Ajax defender Toby Alderweireld pulled a goal back on the stroke of halftime but eight minutes after the break PSV left back Jetro Willems’ fine individual run took him past three players before he set up Toivonen to restore a two-goal lead. Marcelo’s own goal 15 minutes from time raised Ajax’s hopes of drawing level but PSV substitute Georginio Wijnaldum wrapped up the win when he ran onto a Lens’ pass to score in added time.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 7th, 2012.