PSV Eindhoven secure first Dutch league title in six years

football05 May 2024 12:20| © Reuters
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Olivier Boscagli © Gallo Images

Defender Olivier Boscagli scored goals at both ends as PSV Eindhoven secured a 25th Dutch league title with a 4-2 victory over Sparta Rotterdam at a jubilant Philips Stadion on Sunday, ending a six-year wait for the trophy.

Needing a point to make sure after a dominant campaign in which they have lost only once in 32 games, PSV fell behind early but rallied to defeat mid-table Sparta.

Metinho put the visitors ahead before an own goal from Said Bakari and a second via Johan Bakayoko swung the contest in the home side's favour.

When Boscagli put the ball into his own net it was 2-2 and there were some nerves in Eindhoven, but his superb volley from a free-kick at the right end of the pitch made up for the error before Jordan Teze added a fourth goal.