Eredivisie: AZ beats SC Heerenveen 2-0 on Saturday

HEERENVEEN. AZ prevails over SC Heerenveen with a 2-0 win with a goal from D. de (33') and a goal from T. Reijnders (46').

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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%.​

Match Statistics

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.

Cards

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.

Match Events

  • 33'
    33'

    D. de Wit

  • 46'
    46'

    Tijjani Reijnders

    Y. Sugawara

  • 55'
    55'

    Y. Sugawara

  • 60'
    60'

    Tijjani Reijnders

  • 60'
    60'

    Antoine Colassin

    Sydney van Hooijdonk

  • 60'
    60'

    Tibor Halilovic

    Anas Tahiri

  • 68'
    68'

    Jesper Karlsson

  • 69'
    69'

    A. Sarr

    A. Sarr

  • 71'
    71'

    Syb van Ottele

    Joost van Aken

  • 71'
    71'

    Zinho Vanheusden 

    Sam Beukema

  • 81'
    81'

    H. Evjen

    Jens Odgaard

  • 81'
    81'

    R. Al Hajj

    Simon Olsson

  • 82'
    82'

    Rami Kaib

    Simon Olsson

  • 88'
    88'

    Myron van Brederode

    Vangelis Pavlidis

  • 88'
    88'

    Mayckel Lahdo

    Jesper Karlsson

Next match

In the upcoming Eredivisie match, SC Heerenveen will host FC Groningen on the 22nd of January with a 15-9 head to head stats in favor of SC Heerenveen (9 draws).

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 (7.4), Milan van Ewijk (7.0), Paweł Bochniewicz (6.2), Joost van Aken (6.6), Mats Köhlert (6.8), Thom Haye (7.1), Anas Tahiri (6.6), Simon Olsson (6.1), Pelle van Amersfoort (7.1), Amin Sarr (5.8) and Sydney van Hooijdonk (6.4).

Substitutes

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 (7.4), Yukinari Sugawara (7.6), Pantelis Hatzidiakos (6.8), Sam Beukema (6.7), Miloš Kerkez (7.0), Jordy Clasie (7.1), Tijjani Reijnders (7.4), Jens Odgaard (6.8), Dani de Wit (7.2), Jesper Karlsson (8.0) and Vangelis Pavlidis (6.6).

Substitutes

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 is (8.0) with 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

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