ALKMAAR. AZ and FC Twente draw 1-1. J. Odgaard scored the first goal (54′) for AZ. M. Ugalde settled the score 1-1 (81′). FC Twente couldn’t win even though he was superior in terms of holding the ball possession (57%)
The match was played at the AFAS Stadion stadium in Alkmaar on Sunday and it started at 4:45 pm local time. The referee was Pol van Boekel who was helped by Charl Schaap and Richard Brondijk. The 4th official was Sander van der Eijk. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 21.4 degrees Celsius or 70.48 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 67%.
FC Twente was in firm control of the ball 57% while AZ was struggling with a 43% ball possession.
FC Twente was more aggressive with 74 dangerous attacks and 10 shots of which 2 were on target. However, this did not suffice for FC Twente to win the contest.
AZ shot 12 times, 3 on target, 9 off target. On the opposite side, FC Twente shot 10 times, 2 on target, 8 off target.
AZ received 1 yellow card (J. Clasie). On the opposite side, FC Twente received 2 yellow cards (M. Hilgers and V. Misidjan).
After this match, AZ will have 13 points like Feyenoord to move up in the 4th place. On the opposite side, FC Twente will have 12 points like PSV to stay in the 5th place.
M. De Wit
M. van Brederode
D. de Wit
FC Twente will play away with SC Heerenveen on the 18th of September with a 16-12 head to head in favor of FC Twente (6 draws).
AZ: Formation and Lineups
AZ started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Pascal Jansen chose to play with the following team: Hobie Verhulst , Pantelis Hatzidiakos , Sam Beukema , Maxim Dekker , Miloš Kerkez , Tijjani Reijnders , Jordy Clasie , Håkon Evjen , Dani De Wit , Myron Van Brederode and Jens Odgaard .
AZ made 5 changes: H. Evjen for M. Lahdo (33′), P. Chatzidiakos for Y. Sugawara (61′), M. van Brederode for M. De Wit (61′), J. Odgaard for Y. Barasi (79′) and D. de Wit for R. Bazoer (79′).
Top player: Tijjani Reijnders
The player who no doubt impressed AZ the most was Tijjani Reijnders.
His rating iswith 51 passes (86% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 8. He performed 4 crosses.
FC Twente: Formation and Lineups
FC Twente started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
On the opposite side, Ron Jans played with: Lars Unnerstall , Joshua Brenet , Mees Hilgers , Robin Pröpper , Gijs Smal , Ramiz Zerrouki , Michel Vlap , Mathias Kjølø , Václav Černý , Ricky van Wolfswinkel and Christos Tzolis .
FC Twente made 4 changes: M. Kjolo for W. Brama (41′), M. Vlap for D. Rots (59′), C. Tzolis for V. Misidjan (59′) and V. Cerny for M. Ugalde (79′).
Top player: Joshua Brenet
The player who no doubt impressed FC Twente the most was Joshua Brenet.
His rating iswith 39 passes (74% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 9. He performed 4 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Eredivisie