UTRECHT. AZ defeated FC Utrecht to win 2-1. V. Pavlidis was the key to score 2 goals. All goals were scored in the first half. It was AZ to strike first with a goal of V. Pavlidis at the 13′. Then V. Pavlidis scored again for AZ in the 16′ minute with a goal scoring a double. Eventually, S. van de Streek reduced the distance for FC Utrecht with a goal. However, that was it, and the result remained 2-1. FC Utrecht lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (56%).
The match was played at the Stadion Galgenwaard stadium in Utrecht on Wednesday and it started at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Jochem Kamphuis who had the assistance of Rens Bluemink and Dyon Fikkert. The 4th official was Martijn Vos. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 17.5 degrees Celsius or 63.45 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 65%.
FC Utrecht was in firm control of the ball 56% while AZ was struggling with a 44% ball possession.
FC Utrecht was more aggressive with 46 dangerous attacks and 9 shots of which 3 were on target. Nonetheless, AZ succeeded in find the solution to win this match.
FC Utrecht shot 9 times, 3 on target, 6 off target. On the other side, AZ shot 7 times, 4 on target, 3 off target.
FC Utrecht received 1 yellow card (J. van Overeem). On the opposite side, AZ received 1 yellow card (D. de Wit).
After playing this encounter, FC Utrecht will stay with 46 points to stay in the 7th place. On the opposite side, AZ will have 60 points to stay in the 5th place.
S. van de Streek
J. van Overeem
J. van Overeem
A. F. Witry
D. de Wit
AZ will host RKC Waalwijk on the 15th of May with a 14-2 head to head record in favor of AZ (1 draw).
FC Utrecht: Formation and Lineups
FC Utrecht started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
The manager Rick Kruijs chose to play with the following team: Eric Oelschlägel , Hidde ter Avest , Mike Van der Hoorn , Willem Janssen , Djevencio van der Kust , Joris van Overeem , Adam Maher , Quinten Timber , Sander van de Streek , Simon Gustafsson and Anastasios Douvikas .
FC Utrecht made 3 changes: J. van Overeem for P. Almqvist (58′), A. Maher for M. Mahi (75′) and Q. Timber for H. Veerman (75′).
Top player: Joris van Overeem
Probably the most impressive player in FC Utrecht was Joris van Overeem.
His rating iswith 23 passes (73% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 9. He performed 3 crosses.
AZ: Formation and Lineups
AZ started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
On the opposite side, Pascal Jansen played with: Peter Vindahl Jensen , Yukinari Sugawara , Pantelis Hatzidiakos , Bruno Martins Indi , Owen Wijndal , Håkon Evjen , Fredrik Midtsjø , Tijjani Reijnders , Jesper Karlsson , Dani De Wit and Vangelis Pavlidis .
AZ made 3 changes: T. Reijnders for A. F. Witry (67′), J. Karlsson for S. Beukema (79′) and H. Evjen for Z. Aboukhlal (79′).
Top player: Vangelis Pavlidis
The player who no doubt impressed AZ the most was Vangelis Pavlidis.
His rating iswith 2 goals, 24 passes (62% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 13.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Eredivisie