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Eredivisie: SC Heerenveen recovers a 0-1 deficit to prevail over Willem II 2-1

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HEERENVEEN. SC Heerenveen succeeded in turn the table against Willem II to win 2-1.

HEERENVEEN. SC Heerenveen managed to turn the table against Willem II to win 2-1. All goals were scored in the second half.​ It was Willem II to strike first with a goal of C. Nunnely at the 69′. Then it was a goal in the 70′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, N. Bakker gave the win to SC Heerenveen in the 76′ minute with a goal. Willem II was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (71%).​

SC Heerenveen remained in 10 people after A. Musaba received a double yellow card in the 22′. Anyway, SC Heerenveen still was capable to win this match competing only with 10 players​. M. Nelom received a red card (78′)​. This double yellow card was one of the reason why Willem II lost the match.

The match was held at the Abe Lenstra Stadion Stadium in Heerenveen on Sunday and this began at 1:30 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 8.6 degrees Celsius or 47.43 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 61%.​

Match Statistics

Willem II was in firm control of the ball 71% while SC Heerenveen was struggling with a 29% ball possession.

Willem II was more aggressive with 82 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 5 were on target. Nevertheless, SC Heerenveen succeeded in find the solution to win this match.​

SC Heerenveen shot 9 times, 4 on target, 5 off target. On the other side, Willem II shot 17 times, 5 on target, 12 off target.


SC Heerenveen received 4 yellow cards (A. Musaba, R. Kaib, F. Stevanovic and I. Dresevic). On the other side, Willem II received 1 yellow card (M. Nelom).

A. Musaba (SC Heerenveen) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (22′).

Also, Willem II didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after M. Nelom (Willem II) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (78′).

After this contest, SC Heerenveen will have 14 points like Heracles Almelo to stay in the 13th place. On the other side, Willem II will stay with 18 points like SC Cambuur to stay in the 9th place.

Match Events

  • 13'

    A. Musaba

  • 22'

    A. Musaba

  • 36'

    R. Kaib

  • 46'

    L. Woudenberg

    R. Kaib

  • 64'

    R. Meerveld

    M. Svensson

  • 64'

    M. Nelom

    D. A. Kohn

  • 66'

    R. Kongolo

    N. Madsen

  • 69'

    C. Nunnely

  • 70'

    F. Stevanovic

  • 75'

    M. Nelom

  • 76'

    N. Bakker

    J. Veerman

  • 78'

    M. Nelom

  • 82'

    F. Stevanovic

  • 84'

    G. Saglam

    C. Nunnely

  • 84'

    J. Yeboah

    D. Saddiki

  • 85'

    R. Al Hajj

    F. Stevanović

  • 88'

    A. Kampetsis

    U. Jenssen

  • 90'

    I. Dresevic

Next match

In the upcoming Eredivisie match, SC Heerenveen will host PSV on the 28th of November with a 12-6 head to head record in favor of PSV (13 draws).

Willem II will host Go Ahead Eagles on the 27th of November with a 3-1 head to head stats in favor of Willem II (0 draws).

SC Heerenveen: Formation and Lineups

SC Heerenveen started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).

The manager Johnny Jansen chose to play with the following team: Xavier Mous (7.4), Milan van Ewijk (7.4), Ibrahim Drešević (6.9), Nick Bakker (7.8), Rami Kaib (6.2), Nicolas Madsen (6.6), Tibor Halilović (6.8), Anthony Musaba (6.2), Joey Veerman (7.3), Filip Stevanović (6.8) and Henk Veerman (6.8).


SC Heerenveen made 3 changes: R. Kaib for L. Woudenberg (46′), N. Madsen for R. Kongolo (66′) and F. Stevanovic for R. Al Hajj (85′).

Top player: Nick Bakker

The player who no doubt impressed SC Heerenveen the most was Nick Bakker.

His rating is (7.8) with 1 goal, 29 passes (89% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 1 duel out of 2.

Willem II: Formation and Lineups

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

On the opposite side, Fred Grim played with: Timon Wellenreuther (6.4), Leeroy Owusu (7.3), Nikolaos Michelis (6.4), Ulrik Jenssen (6.4), Derrick Köhn (7.1), Dries Saddiki (6.6), Godfried Roemeratoe (6.7), Che Nunnely (7.1), Max Svensson (6.8), Mats Köhlert (6.9) and Kwasi Okyere Wriedt (6.2).


Willem II made 5 changes: M. Svensson for R. Meerveld (64′), D. A. Kohn for M. Nelom (64′), C. Nunnely for G. Saglam (84′), D. Saddiki for J. Yeboah (84′) and U. Jenssen for A. Kampetsis (88′).

Top player: Leeroy Owusu

Probably the most impressive player in Willem II was Leeroy Owusu.

His rating is (7.3) with 60 passes (85% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 4. He performed 8 crosses.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Eredivisie



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