Eerste Divisie: NAC Breda prevails over Jong Utrecht 3-1 after recovering from a 0-1 deficit

BREDA. NAC Breda succeeded in turn the table against Jong Utrecht.


BREDA. NAC Breda was capable to turn the table against Jong Utrecht. It was Jong Utrecht to score first with a goal from A. Lottin. However, later NAC Breda found the way to turn the table scoring 3 consecutive goals with B. Lucassen (12′), B. Lucassen (56′) and O. Velanas (58′).

The match was played at the Rat Verlegh Stadion stadium in Breda on Friday and it started at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Laurens Gerrets with the help of Dyon Fikkert and Jeremy van der Ley. The 4th official was Mike de Bruijn. The weather was rainy. The temperature was pleasant around 19.4 degrees Celsius or 66.99 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 78%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. NAC Breda was in possession of the ball for 52% of the time vs. Jong Utrecht that controlled the ball for 48% of the time.

NAC Breda was more aggressive with 58 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 6 were on target. Which is one of the reasons NAC Breda won the encounter.

NAC Breda shot 11 times, 6 on target, 5 off target. On the other side, Jong Utrecht shot 3 times, 1 on target, 2 off target.


NAC Breda received 2 yellow cards (J. Vet and O. Velanas). On the other side, Jong Utrecht received 3 yellow cards (C. Mamengi, D. Fernandes Sanches and A. Zagre).

After this match, NAC Breda will have 11 points like Jong Ajax to stay in the 8th place. On the other side, Jong Utrecht will stay with 5 points like ADO Den Haag and De Graafschap to stay in the 18th place.

Match Events

  • 8'

    A. Lottin

  • 12'

    B. Lucassen

  • 17'

    C. Mamengi

  • 19'

    D. Fernandes Sanches

  • 25'

    A. Zagre

  • 33'

    J. Vet

  • 56'

    B. Lucassen

  • 58'

    O. Velanas

  • 63'

    O. Velanas

  • 67'

    G. Felicia

    C. Mamengi

  • 69'

    E. Banzuzi

    B. van Schuppen

  • 78'

    C. Herrmann

    K. de Rooij

  • 83'

    L. Marijnissen

    T. Velthuis

  • 83'

    M. Rutten

    B. Lucassen

  • 88'

    Y. Ikeshita

    R. R. Shein

  • 88'

    A. Oehlers

    D. Versluis

  • 89'

    M. Rijks

    D. Fernandes Sanches

Next match

In the upcoming Eerste Divisie match, NAC Breda will host VVV-Venlo on the 30th of September with a 9-7 head to head stats in favor of NAC Breda (7 draws).

Jong Utrecht will play away against Telstar on the 30th of September with a 7-4 head to head stats in favor of Telstar (0 draws).

NAC Breda: Formation and Lineups

NAC Breda started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Robert Molenaar chose to play with the following team: Roy Kortsmit (6.2), Boyd Lucassen (9.2), Rowan Besselink (7.0), Tijs Velthuis (6.5), Fabio Di Michele Sanchez (6.8), Boris van Schuppen (7.0), Alex Plat (7.0), Kaj de Rooij (7.5), Javier Vet (6.7), Odysseus Velanas (7.3) and Jort van der Sande (7.1).


NAC Breda made 4 changes: B. van Schuppen for E. Banzuzi (69′), K. de Rooij for C. Herrmann (78′), B. Lucassen for M. Rutten (83′) and T. Velthuis for L. Marijnissen (83′).

Top player: Boyd Lucassen

Probably the most impressive player in NAC Breda was Boyd Lucassen.

His rating is (9.2) with 2 goals, 50 passes (84% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 6 duels out of 6. He performed 3 crosses.

Jong Utrecht: Formation and Lineups

Jong Utrecht started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).

On the opposite side, Darije Kalezić played with: Thijmen Nijhuis (6.4), Joshua Rawlins (6.4), Rick Meissen (6.2), Christopher Mamengi (6.5), Julliani Eersteling (6.1), Rocco Robert Shein (7.1), Albert Lottin (6.8), Arthur Zagre (6.3), Eliano Reijnders (7.6), Dion Versluis (6.5) and Derensili Sanches Fernandes (6.8).


Jong Utrecht made 4 changes: C. Mamengi for G. Felicia (67′), D. Fernandes Sanches for M. Rijks (88′), R. R. Shein for Y. Ikeshita (88′) and D. Versluis for A. Oehlers (88′).

Top player: Eliano Reijnders

The player who no doubt impressed Jong Utrecht the most was Eliano Reijnders.

His rating is (7.6) with 28 passes (92% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 12. He performed 4 crosses.

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