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PSV win thanks to Farfan

Published on the 13 February 2006 à 10:19 by BV

Past examples of Romario or Ronaldo only confirm that <b>PSV Eindhoven</b> has a tradition of discovering of great Brazilian talent. But the latest star of the Phillips Stadion is not Brazilian, but Peruvian. <b>Jefferson Farfan</b> was born in Lima on October 26, 1984

In the current 2005/2006 season, he has already scored 15 goals in 22 league games and 20 goals in all competitions

On Saturday night he delivered PSV a small but precious victory over a tenacious Heracles Armelo.

For 72 minutes, Guus Hiddink's players threw everything at a well-organised defence determined not to concede a goal. After a very tight first half the hosts upped the tempo in the second half and deservedly went in front thanks to Jefferson Farfan's 20m free-kick (72'). Just a few minutes from the end, Heracles Armelo striker, Sota Hirayama, lost his one-on-one with Gomez and the chance to earn a share of the spoils.
Young American Lee Nguyen, 19yrs, also made his debut for PSV. He replaced Beasley in the 61st minute.

In the standings, PSV capitalised on Feyenoord's 3-" draw with NAC Breda to extend their lead at the top of the Eredivisie to five points from Feyenoord Rotterdam and AZ Alkmaar.

This Friday, February 17 at 20:30, they take on Vitesse Arnhem in Week 25 action of the Dutch league.

PSV(v Heracles): Gomes - Addo, Ooijer, Reiziger, Lamey - Simons (Aissati 53), Afellay, Cocu – Vennegoor of Hesselink, Farfan, Beasley (Nguyen 61).