Ricardo Pepi helps extend PSV's unbeaten start in Eredivisie - SBI ...

7 Dec 2023

Ricardo Pepi’s week started with the American forward playing with Jong PSV and ended with the forward scoring an insurance goal in Eredivisie play.

Pepi came off the bench to score his sixth goal of the season as PSV defeated Heerenveen 2-0 on home soil. The U.S. men’s national team striker came off the bench in the 76th minute and scored PSV’s insurance goal just two minutes later.

The home result moved PSV to 15-0-0 in Eredivisie action, earning a perfect 45 points out of 45 to begin the league season.

Guus Til’s opening goal for PSV came in the 33rd minute, giving Peter Bosz’s squad a 1-0 advantage.

Although he didn’t start the match, Pepi made an instant impact off the bench, like he’s done on numerous occasions this season. Pepi’s right-footed shot off a Joey Veerman assist nestled into the bottom-right corner for a 2-0 lead that PSV would not let slip away.

It marked Pepi’s fourth league goal of the season and second in his last four overall appearances.

Fellow USMNT teammates Sergino Dest and Malik Tillman both started and logged 90 minutes apiece in the triumph. Dest has remained a regular starter at full back while Tillman has been in-and-out of the starting lineup this season.

PSV is off from league play this weekend before hosting Arsenal in its final UEFA Champions League group stage match on Dec. 12.

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