HEERENVEEN. AZ conquers SC Heerenveen with a 2-0 win with a goal from D. de (33′) and a goal from T. Reijnders (46′).
A. Sarr missed a decisive penalty (69′). That would have allowed SC Heerenveen to draw the match.
The match was played at the Abe Lenstra Stadion stadium in Heerenveen on Saturday and it started at 6:45 pm local time. The referee was Serdar Gözübüyük with the assistance of Joost van Zuilen and Johan Balder. The 4th official was Jesse Rozendal. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 7.1 degrees Celsius or 44.76 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 95%.
There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. SC Heerenveen was in possession of the ball for 53% of the time vs. AZ that controlled the ball for 47% of the time.
AZ was more aggressive with 50 dangerous attacks and 13 shots of which 6 were on target. Which is one of the reasons AZ won the match.
SC Heerenveen shot 22 times, 3 on target, 19 off target. Talking about the opposition, AZ shot 13 times, 6 on target, 7 off target.
No yellow cards were issued to SC Heerenveen. On the other side, AZ received 3 yellow cards (Y. Sugawara, Tijjani Reijnders and Jesper Karlsson).
After playing this encounter, SC Heerenveen will stay with 24 points to stay in the 8th place. On the opposite side, AZ will have 30 points like FC Twente to stay in the 5th place.
D. de Wit
Sydney van Hooijdonk
Syb van Ottele
Joost van Aken
R. Al Hajj
Myron van Brederode
AZ will host Fortuna Sittard on the 22nd of January with a 6-0 head to head statistic in favor of AZ (1 draw).
SC Heerenveen: Formation and Lineups
SC Heerenveen adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Kees van Wonderen chose to play with the following team: Andries Noppert , Milan van Ewijk , Paweł Bochniewicz , Joost van Aken , Mats Köhlert , Thom Haye , Anas Tahiri , Simon Olsson , Pelle van Amersfoort , Amin Sarr and Sydney van Hooijdonk .
SC Heerenveen made 5 changes: Sydney van Hooijdonk for Antoine Colassin (60′), Anas Tahiri for Tibor Halilovic (60′), Joost van Aken for Syb van Ottele (71′), Pelle van Amersfoort for R. Al Hajj (81′) and Simon Olsson for Rami Kaib (82′).
Best player: Andries Noppert
The player that probably impressed the most for SC Heerenveen was the goalkeeper: Andries Noppert. His rating is 7.35. He performed 4 saves.
AZ: Formation and Lineups
Also AZ adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
On the other side, Pascal Jansen played with: Hobie Verhulst , Yukinari Sugawara , Pantelis Hatzidiakos , Sam Beukema , Miloš Kerkez , Jordy Clasie , Tijjani Reijnders , Jens Odgaard , Dani de Wit , Jesper Karlsson and Vangelis Pavlidis .
AZ made 4 changes: Sam Beukema for Zinho Vanheusden (71′), Jens Odgaard for H. Evjen (81′), Vangelis Pavlidis for Myron van Brederode (88′) and Jesper Karlsson for Mayckel Lahdo (88′).
Top player: Jesper Karlsson
Probably the most impressive player in AZ was Jesper Karlsson even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 26 passes (69% accurate) and 5 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 5. He performed 3 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Eredivisie