As the current Eredivisie champions, PSV qualified directly into the group stage. Their Champions League campaign last year included wins over each of their group opponents - Manchester United, Wolfsburg, and CSKA Moscow - before losing to Atletico Madrid on penalties after holding them scoreless for 210 minutes. Again, they’ll boast an impressive spine in Mexican internationals Andres Guardado and Hector Moreno, and Dutchmen at either end with Jeroen Zoet in goal and Luuk de Jong up top. With Bayern and Atletico Madrid in their group, they’ll need heroics to get out of their group for the second year running.
Scored 58 goals in 88 appearances in his first two seasons with PSV.
A star for the Mexican national team, Guardado has played in three World Cups and two Copa América.
The group winners and runners-up advance to the next round.
|Defender||J. de Wijs||Netherlands|
|Attacker||L. de Jong||Netherlands|