PSV vs Arsenal live score, updates, lineups, and result from Champions League as Ramsdale starts

PSV and Arsenal can enjoy themselves and reflect on a job well done when they close their Champions League Group B schedule in Eindhoven this evening.

Arsenal brutally avenged their only setback in the round-robin stage by hammering Lens 6-0 at Emirates Stadium last time out to secure qualification as group winners.

Although the Ligue 1 side can still finish level on points with PSV, the Eredivisie leaders’ superior head-to-head record means they are safe in second place even if they lose to the Gunners tonight.

Arsenal youngsters Reuell Walters, Ethan Nwaneri and Lino Sousa are all on the bench and hoping to make their Champions League debuts.

The Sporting News will follow the PSV versus Arsenal match live, providing score updates, commentary and highlights as they happen.

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PSV vs Arsenal live score

  1st Half Goalscorers
PSV 0  
Arsenal 1 Nketiah ’42

Lineups:

PSV (formation, 4-3-3): 1. Walter Benitez (GK) — 3. Jordan Teze, 5. Andre Ramalho, 4. Armando Obispo, 17. Mauro Junior — 10. Malik Tillman, 30. Patrick van Aanholt, 34. Ismael Saibari — 11. Bakayoko, 14. Ricardo Pepi, 32. Yorbe Vertessen.

Arsenal (formation, 4-3-3): 1. Aaron Ramsdale (GK) — 17. Cedric Soares, 2. William Saliba, 6. Gabriel, 15. Jakub Kiwior — 25. Mohamed Elneny, 20. Jorginho, 29. Kai Havertz — 24. Reiss Nelson, 14. Eddie Nketiah, 19. Leandro Trossard.

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PSV vs Arsenal live updates, highlights, and commentary

43rd minute: PSV seek an instant response. Unsurprisingly the livewire Bakayoko is involved but Pepi is off-target when he meets his right-wing cross at the near post.

42nd minuteGOOOOAAAAAALLLLLL!!!! Eddie Nketiah!!!!!

Well, there’s some pretty meaningful contact. Nelson attacks PSV from the inside right position, plays a one-two with Soares and finds Nketiah. The England international takes a touch to get the ball out of his feet and clips a left-footed shot past Benitez all in the blink of an eye. A textbook centre-forward’s finish.

41st minute: Trossard gets a ball in from the left. It looks like a good chance for Nketiah but the stooping striker fails to make any meaningful contact.

35th minute: Glorious move through midfield by PSV, which is started towards the right-back position by Bakayoko. Pepi and Saibari exchange passes but the weight of each ball is a little off and it allows Saliba to get back and block Pepi’s resulting shot. Arsenal see the danger out from the resulting corner.

32nd minute: Another cross that Arsenal don’t defend especially well. Handily for them, on this occasion, the ball breaks to Teze and he wallops it into orbit.

29th minute: Ohhhhh, close! Elneny wriggles away from Tillman in midfield and arrows a low, swerving shot that clips the outside of the left-hand post. Benitez was scrambling and I don’t think he’d have got there if the Egypt international’s strike had been on target.

25th minute: Better from Arsenal. A slick move ends you with Trossard finding a little space down the left. His lofted ball to the back post is beyond Havertz.

22nd minute: Now Bakayoko goes close for the hosts! The Belgium international dances past a fairly limp challenge from his compatriot Trossard, sees things open up from 25 yards and hits a vicious shot swerving just past the far top corner.

19 mins: OFF THE POST! Teze’s cross is headed towards goal by Vertessen, but it strikes the upright and bounces away. Ramsdale may have had that covered, anyway.

18 mins: Trossard cuts in from the left and wins a free-kick for obstruction. His delivery is decent, but Havertz is under pressure and can’t turn his header on target.

13 mins: Some concern here for Ramsdale, who’s asked for treatment on his right ankle. He won’t want his Champions League debut to end after less than a quarter of an hour. He seems okay to continue for now.

10 mins: Nelson releases Nketiah on the counter, and the striker’s shot is blocked behind for a corner by Ramalho. It’s a poor one from Trossard, but Cedric Soares covers the space well to snuff out a quick PSV break.

6 mins: How has Pepi not scored?? It’s a lovely break that ends in Bakayoko’s low cross to Van Aanholt. Saliba does just enough to slide in and intercept, and as the ball falls to Pepi, Gabriel sticks out a leg to prevent a certain goal!

4 mins: As you might expect, it’s been a quiet start to the game. Ramsdale just tried a terrific long pass to Leandro Trossard, who couldn’t keep it in play. That would’ve been some early pass!

Kickoff

We’re underway!

5 mins prior to kickoff: The teams are emerging from the tunnel in Eindhoven. The pressure might be off these teams in terms of qualification, but there are plenty of players who will want to deliver a statement performance, not least USMNT forward Ricardo Pepi.

25 mins prior to kickoff: Aaron Ramsdale returns to the Arsenal XI tonight. It’s been a tough campaign for the England international after losing his place to David Raya. However, the on-loan Brentford goalkeeper was once again pretty shaky during the 1-0 weekend defeat to in-form Aston Villa. An assured showing from Ramsdale tonight would certainly keep that conversation rumbling on.

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45 mins prior to kickoff: Arsenal are through thanks to four wins out of five in the group stage so far. Victory tonight would equal the five victories achieved by Arsene Wenger’s Gunners in 2005/06. It is the only time other time Arsenal have won that many group games in a single campaign and they plotted a path all the way to the final that season.

1 hr 5 mins prior to kickoff: This is what the PSV XI looks like. USMNT forward Ricardo Pepi leading the line for the hosts as one of five changes to the side that defeated Heerenveen 2-0 to maintain their 100% Eredivisie record.

1 hr 10 mins prior to kickoff: Here’s the Arsenal team. Maybe a little stronger than anticipated, with first-choice centre-back pairing William Saliba and Gabriel both starting.

1 hr 20 mins prior to kickoff: Team news will be with us shortly and we’re anticipating a first Arsenal appearance for Ethan Nwaneri since the teenager became his club’s youngest ever player with an appearance off the bench against Brentford last season. Attacking midfielder Nwaneri still doesn’t turn 17 until next March. As you can see from the post below, he’s coming into this one in pretty good form.

1 hr 40 mins prior to kickoff: There’s nothing like a Champions League night with all to play for and everything on the line. Alternatively, how about getting your teeth into a Champions League night with nothing to play for and nothing on the line? Arsenal are guaranteed top spot in Group B, with PSV assured of finishing as runners-up. As such, we might get a Christmas Party of a game, with both coaches trying funky things and some unfamiliar faces making names for themselves. It might just be fun. Hang around to find out.

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2 hours prior to kickoff: Hello and welcome to The Sporting News’ live blog coverage of PSV against Arsenal in tonight’s Champions League game.

PSV vs Arsenal lineups, team news

PSV head coach Peter Bosz has given some of his fringe players a chance in this game, with key duo Hirving Lozano and Noa Lang ruled out. Sergino Dest is among the substitutes but his USMNT teammate Ricardo Pepi starts in attack.

PSV lineup (4-3-3, right to left): Benitez (GK) — Teze, Ramalho, Obispo, Mauro Junior — Tillman, Van Aanholt, Saibari — Bakayoko, Pepi, Vertessen.

Arteta’s injury list is unchanged for this game with Jurrien Timber, Takehiro Tomiyasu and Fabio Vieira all sidelined until 2024. However, this clash presents an ideal chance for the Gunners to offer a break for key names who have been ever-present this season. Aaron Ramsdale and Eddie Nketiah will are among those handed starts.

Arsenal lineup (4-3-3, right to left): Ramsdale (GK) — Soares, Saliba, Gabriel, Kiwior — Elneny, Jorginho, Havertz — Nelson, Nketiah, Trossard.

PSV vs Arsenal live stream, TV channel

The PSV versus Arsenal match from the Champions League kicks off at 6:45 p.m. local time from Philips Stadion in Eindhoven.

Below are the corresponding times, TV channels and live streams to watch the match in some of the major regions around the world.

  Date Kickoff time TV Streaming
USA Tue, Dec. 12 12:45 p.m. ET TUDN USA FuboParamount+, ViX, Univision NOW
Canada Tue, Dec. 12 12:45 p.m. ET DAZN
UK Tue, Dec. 12 5:45 p.m. GMT TNT Sports 2 discovery+
Australia Wed, Dec. 13 4:45 a.m. AEDT Stan Sport
India Wed, Dec. 13 11:15 p.m. IST Sony LIV,
JioTV

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