After the 1-1 draw in the first leg with Borussia Dortmund, PSV certainly still has prospects of reaching the quarter-finals of the Champions League, the Dutch morning newspapers concluded on Wednesday morning. The media saw some attackers disappoint, but there is also praise for the central duo, which consisted of Olivier Boscagli and Jerdy Schouten.

“PSV dream still alive,” headlines Jeroen Kapteijns on behalf of The Telegraph. The Journalist saw that the team of coach Peter Bosz gave Borussia Dortmund a good football match, but that it was less convincing in the final phase. Kapteijns points out that Johan Bakayoko, Malik Tillman and Ismael Saibari were too careless with their opportunities.

Colleague Valentijn Driessen writes in his column for the morning newspaper that Hirving Lozano and Bakayoko in particular performed below par. It also worries the football chief The Telegraph ensure that Luuk de Jong, who made it 1-1 from the penalty spot, hardly featured in the piece. “That is why PSV had a difficult and frustrating evening without a win,” said Driessen.

In the eyes of Rik Elfrink, club watcher on behalf of it Algemeen Dagblad and the Eindhovens DagbladPSV was entitled to a draw based on the game shown, but they will have a 'hell of a job' in Dortmund in three weeks' time to secure a place in the quarter-finals.

The journalist is full of praise for PSV's central duo. “Boscagli made beautiful passes last night and, like Jerdy Schouten, was one of the standouts at PSV.” Elfrink didn't see Bakayoko, Lozano and Tillman having their happiest evening. “Bakayoko was allowed to make some changes because he had been absent for a few days due to illness.”

In De Volkskrant there are compliments for the attacking drive and the courage with which PSV played against Borussia Dortmund. “But the good intentions are smothered in impurity, in wanting too much and therefore missing the overview, neglecting the technical actions or controlling them too poorly.”

It is pointed out that Bakayoko just missed the finesse and calmness in the completion. “Exemplary actually for the exciting, but sloppy fight on both sides. It is also a pity that Hirving Lozano is not yet the Lozano of his earlier period in Eindhoven.”

Fidelity saw neither Bakayoko nor Lozano play a strong match. The newspaper – like all other morning newspapers – is also of the opinion that PSV managed to avoid defeat thanks to a dubious penalty kick.