Eredivisie: AZ defeats SC Heerenveen 2-0 on Sunday

ALKMAAR. AZ tops SC Heerenveen with a 2-0 win with a goal from D. de (5') and a goal from Z. Aboukhlal (89').


ALKMAAR. AZ prevails over SC Heerenveen with a 2-0 win with a goal from D. de (5′) and a goal from Z. Aboukhlal (89′). AZ was vastly superior ball possession (64%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

The match was played at the AFAS Stadion stadium in Alkmaar on Sunday and it started at 2:30 pm local time. In the presence of 11,521 spectators.​ The referee was Danny Desmond Makkelie with the help of Hessel Steegstra and Jan de Vries. The 4th official was Richard Martens. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 20.6 degrees Celsius or 69.03 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 54%.​

Match Statistics

AZ was in firm control of the ball 64% while SC Heerenveen was struggling with a 36% ball possession.

AZ was more aggressive with 59 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 4 were on target. Which is one of the reasons AZ won the match.

AZ shot 15 times, 4 on target, 11 off target. On the other side, SC Heerenveen shot 11 times, 1 on target, 10 off target.


AZ received 3 yellow cards (V. Pavlidis, M. Kerkez and B. Martins Indi). On the opposite side, No yellow cards were issued to SC Heerenveen.

After this encounter, AZ will have 61 points to stay in the 5th place. On the other side, SC Heerenveen will stay with 41 points to stay in the 8th place.

Match Events

  • 5'

    D. de Wit

  • 24'

    V. Pavlidis

  • 41'

    M. Kerkez

  • 45'

    B. Martins Indi

  • 46'

    S. Van Ottele

    I. Dresevic

  • 61'

    Y. Sugawara

    P. Chatzidiakos

  • 62'

    A. F. Witry

    H. Evjen

  • 87'

    Z. Aboukhlal

    M. Kerkez

  • 89'

    Z. Aboukhlal

  • 89'

    Z. Aboukhlal

  • 90'

    R. Al Hajj

    T. Halilovic

  • 90'

    A. Musaba

    L. Woudenberg

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AZ: Formation and Lineups

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

The manager Pascal Jansen chose to play with the following team: Peter Vindahl Jensen (7.0), Pantelis Hatzidiakos (7.4), Sam Beukema (7.4), Bruno Martins Indi (7.6), Miloš Kerkez (6.8), Fredrik Midtsjø (7.5), Jordy Clasie (8.1), Håkon Evjen (6.6), Dani De Wit (7.4), Jesper Karlsson (6.7) and Vangelis Pavlidis (6.1).


AZ made 3 changes: H. Evjen for A. F. Witry (62′), P. Chatzidiakos for Y. Sugawara (62′) and M. Kerkez for Z. Aboukhlal (87′).

Top player: Jordy Clasie

Probably the most impressive player in AZ was Jordy Clasie even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (8.1) with 69 passes (95% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 9.

SC Heerenveen: Formation and Lineups

SC Heerenveen started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).

On the opposite side, Ole Tobiasen played with: Erwin Mulder (6.1), Sven van Beek (7.6), Ibrahim Drešević (6.2), Lucas Woudenberg (6.1), Milan van Ewijk (7.2), Tibor Halilović (6.3), Thom Haye (7.9), Anas Tahiri (6.6), Rami Kaib (6.6), Amin Sarr (6.5) and Sydney van Hooijdonk (6.5).


SC Heerenveen made 3 changes: I. Dresevic for S. Van Ottele (46′), T. Halilovic for R. Al Hajj (90′) and L. Woudenberg for A. Musaba (90′).

Top player: Thom Haye

Probably the most impressive player in SC Heerenveen was Thom Haye.

His rating is (7.9) with 30 passes (83% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 10 duels out of 12. He performed 4 crosses.

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