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Eredivisie: Sparta Rotterdam draws 0-0 with RKC Waalwijk on Tuesday

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ROTTERDAM. Sparta Rotterdam 0-0 RKC Waalwijk ended up goalless.

ROTTERDAM. Sparta Rotterdam 0-0 RKC Waalwijk didn’t manage to score any goal on Tuesday. Sparta Rotterdam was far superior when it came to possession ball (62%)​.

The match was played at the Sparta-Stadion Het Kasteel stadium in Rotterdam on Tuesday and it started at 9:00 pm local time. The referee was Danny Desmond Makkelie who had the assistance of Hessel Steegstra and Jan de Vries. The 4th official was Stan Teuben. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold around 0.8 degrees Celsius or 33.35 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 88%.​

Match Statistics

Sparta Rotterdam was in firm control of the ball 62% while RKC Waalwijk was struggling with a 38% ball possession.

Sparta Rotterdam was more aggressive with 49 dangerous attacks and 10 shots of which 5 were on target. However, this did not suffice for Sparta Rotterdam to win the match​.

Sparta Rotterdam shot 10 times, 5 on target, 5 off target. On the opposite side, RKC Waalwijk shot 13 times, 4 on target, 9 off target.


No yellow cards were issued to Sparta Rotterdam. On the other side, No yellow cards were issued to RKC Waalwijk.

After this contest, Sparta Rotterdam will have 31 points to stay in the 6th place. Regarding the opposition, RKC Waalwijk will have 18 points to stay in the 12th place.

Match Events

  • 13'

    Younes Namli 

    K. Saito

  • 46'

    Dirk Abels

    Shurandy Sambo

  • 57'

    Jonathan de Guzmán 

    Vito van Crooij

  • 63'

    Saïd Bakari

    Julian Lelieveld

  • 63'

    K. Felida

    Pelle Clement

  • 70'

    Mika Biereth 

    Iliass Bel Hassani 

  • 81'

    F. Jozefzoon

    Yassin Oukili

  • 81'

    Michiel Kramer 

    Mats Seuntjens

  • 90'

    Mike Eerdhuijzen

    S. Mijnans

  • 90'

    M. Tahiri

    S. Mijnans

Next match

In the upcoming Eredivisie match, Sparta Rotterdam will play away against NEC on the 28th of January with a 6-6 head to head stats.

RKC Waalwijk will host FC Emmen on the 28th of January with a 1-1 head to head.

Sparta Rotterdam: Formation and Lineups

Sparta Rotterdam started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Maurice Steijn chose to play with the following team: Nick Olij (7.5), Shurandy Sambo (6.6), Bart Vriends (7.5), Adil Auassar (7.4), Mica Pinto (7.1), Sven Mijnans (7.6), Joshua Kitolano (7.3), Arno Verschueren (6.1), Vito van Crooij (6.4), Tobias Lauritsen (7.1) and Koki Saito (6.2).

Sparta Rotterdam could not rely on the presence of Jonathan de Guzmán  (injured).


Sparta Rotterdam made 5 changes: K. Saito for Younes Namli  (13′), Shurandy Sambo for Dirk Abels (46′), Vito van Crooij for Jonathan de Guzmán  (57′), S. Mijnans for Mike Eerdhuijzen (90′) and S. Mijnans for M. Tahiri (90′).

Top player: Sven Mijnans

The player who no doubt impressed Sparta Rotterdam the most was Sven Mijnans.

His rating is (7.6) with 48 passes (87% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 6. He performed 2 crosses.

RKC Waalwijk: Formation and Lineups

RKC Waalwijk started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).

Talking about the opposition, Joseph Oosting played with: Etienne Vaessen (7.4), Jurien Gaari (6.5), Shawn Adewoye (7.9), Dario Van Den Buijs (6.9), Julian Lelieveld (7.1), Pelle Clement (6.1), Vurnon Anita (7.0), Yassin Oukili (6.4), Thierry Lutonda (6.6), Iliass Bel Hassani (6.6) and Mats Seuntjens (7.0).


RKC Waalwijk made 5 changes: Pelle Clement for K. Felida (63′), Pelle Clement for Saïd Bakari (67′), Iliass Bel Hassani  for Mika Biereth  (70′), Yassin Oukili for F. Jozefzoon (81′) and Mats Seuntjens for Michiel Kramer  (81′).

Top player: Shawn Adewoye

Probably the most impressive player in RKC Waalwijk was Shawn Adewoye.

His rating is (7.9) with 21 passes (100% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 5.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Eredivisie


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