Eerste Divisie: VVV-Venlo steals a draw versus Telstar

VENLO. VVV-Venlo was capable to capture a late draw against Telstar with a late goal from S. Braken.


VENLO. VVV-Venlo found a way to snatch a draw against Telstar with a late goal from S. Braken scored in the (90′) after Telstar got a lead with a goal from M. Ainsalu (87′).

The match was played at the Covebo Stadion – De Koel stadium in Venlo on Friday and it started at 9:00 pm local time. The referee was Nick Smit with the help of Nils van Kampen and Jordi Been. The 4th official was Luc Tissingh. The weather was rainy. The temperature was cold around 14.1 degrees Celsius or 57.29 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 86%.​

Match Statistics

VVV-Venlo was in firm control of the ball 55% while Telstar was struggling with a 45% ball possession.

VVV-Venlo was more aggressive with 61 dangerous attacks and 14 shots of which 7 were on target. However, this did not suffice for VVV-Venlo to win the match​.

VVV-Venlo shot 14 times, 7 on target, 7 off target. On the other side, Telstar shot 5 times, 1 on target, 4 off target.


No yellow cards were issued to VVV-Venlo. On the opposite side, Telstar received 1 yellow card (K. Blommestijn).

After this match, VVV-Venlo will have 13 points like Jong AZ to stay in the 7th place. On the other side, Telstar will have 7 points like TOP Oss and FC Dordrecht to stay in the 16th place.

Match Events

  • 54'

    K. Blommestijn

  • 66'

    O. Yasar

    T. Verheijen

  • 66'

    C. Johansson

    R. Klaasen

  • 66'

    J. Kluskens

    S. Dirks

  • 66'

    D. Min

    K. Blommestijn

  • 73'

    K. Kristinsson

    N. Venema

  • 73'

    R. Sedlacek

    D. Huisman

  • 76'

    R. Smit

    G. Plet

  • 86'

    Y. Liesdek

    J. Kruiver

  • 86'

    D. Blackson

    J. Mulder

  • 87'

    M. Ainsalu

  • 90'

    S. Braken

Next match

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

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

VVV-Venlo: Formation and Lineups

VVV-Venlo started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Rick Kruijs chose to play with the following team: Ennio Van Der Gouw (7.1), Brian Koglin (7.3), Rick Ketting (6.7), Sem Dirks (6.9), Simon Janssen (6.9), Kees de Boer (6.8), Robert Klaasen (6.9), Thijme Verheijen (6.9), Nick Venema (6.8), Daan Huisman (6.2) and Sven Braken (7.0).


VVV-Venlo made 5 changes: T. Verheijen for O. Yasar (66′), R. Klaasen for C. Johansson (66′), S. Dirks for J. Kluskens (66′), N. Venema for K. Kristinsson (73′) and D. Huisman for R. Sedlacek (73′).

Top player: Brian Koglin

Probably the most impressive player in VVV-Venlo was Brian Koglin.

His rating is (7.3) with 49 passes (77% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 2 duels out of 2. He performed 2 crosses.

Telstar: Formation and Lineups

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

On the opposite side, Mike Snoei played with: Ronald Koeman Jr (7.4), Mitch Apau (6.8), Ozgur Aktas (7.4), Thomas Oude Kotte (7.5), Jay Kruiver (6.2), Mihkel Ainsalu (8.0), Anass Najah (7.0), Jonathan Mulder (7.3), Koen Blommestijn (6.9), Glynor Plet (6.7) and Christos Giousis (8.1).


Telstar made 4 changes: K. Blommestijn for D. Min (66′), G. Plet for R. Smit (76′), J. Kruiver for Y. Liesdek (86′) and J. Mulder for D. Blackson (86′).

Top player: Christos Giousis

Probably the most impressive player in Telstar was Christos Giousis.

His rating is (8.1) with 37 passes (78% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 9 duels out of 11. He performed 6 crosses.

Results of the day

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