Noni Madueke is also in the base of PSV on Thursday in the Europa League match against PAOK. At AZ, Albert Gudmundsson starts again in the striker in the home game against Real Sociedad.
Gudmundsson is preferred over Boadu
Madueke forms the midfield with Ibrahim Sangaré and Pablo Rosario, just like in the previous PSV match against FC Twente (1-1).
Mohamed Ihattaren is not part of the selection. According to coach Roger Schmidt, the eighteen-year-old midfielder feels exhausted and will therefore receive extra individual training to become fitter. Ihattaren is also missing in the home game against Sparta Rotterdam next weekend.
PSV must also do without Mario Götze against PAOK. The German is struggling with a muscle injury. Schmidt makes no changes in his line-up against the Greeks compared to the duel with FC Twente.
The match between PSV and PAOK starts at 9 p.m. in Eindhoven and is led by the Latvian referee Andris Treimanis.
Formazzjoni tat-tim PAOK: Z. Zivkovic; Soares, Ingason, Varela, Crespo; Schwab, Tsiggaras, El Kaddouri; A. Zivkovic, Colak, Tzolis.
PSV line-up: Mvogo; Dumfries, Teze, Boscagli, Max; Sangaré, Rosario, Madueke; Gakpo, Zahavi, Malen.
At AZ, Gudmundsson against Real Sociedad is again preferred to Myron Boadu in the point of the attack, who, just like last Sunday against FC Emmen (1-0 win), has to settle for a place on the bench.
Trainer Arne Slot compares the same eleven players against Sociedad as in the match against FC Emmen.
At Sociedad, the leader in La Liga, David Silva is missing due to a muscle injury. Former Willem II striker Alexander Isak is present and is at the forefront of the Basques.
The match between AZ and Real Sociedad starts at 9 p.m. in Alkmaar and is whistled by Macedonian referee Aleksandar Stavrev.