Eredivisie: Sparta Rotterdam prevails over PEC Zwolle 2-0 on Wednesday

ROTTERDAM. Sparta Rotterdam defeats PEC Zwolle with a 2-0 win with a goal from A. Auassar (3') and a goal from V. van (24').


ROTTERDAM. Sparta Rotterdam overcomes PEC Zwolle with a 2-0 win with a goal from A. Auassar (3′) and a goal from V. van (24′). PEC Zwolle was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (68%).​

The match was played at the Sparta-Stadion Het Kasteel stadium in Rotterdam on Wednesday and it started at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Dennis Higler with the assistance of Sjoerd Nanninga and Stefan de Groot. The 4th official was Clay Ruperti. The weather was rainy. The temperature was pleasant around 15 degrees Celsius or 58.93 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 80%.​

Match Statistics

PEC Zwolle was in firm control of the ball 68% while Sparta Rotterdam was struggling with a 32% ball possession.

PEC Zwolle was more aggressive with 100 dangerous attacks and 21 shots of which 3 were on target. Nevertheless, Sparta Rotterdam was capable to find the solution to win this match.​

Sparta Rotterdam shot 6 times, 2 on target, 4 off target. On the other side, PEC Zwolle shot 21 times, 3 on target, 18 off target.


Sparta Rotterdam received 2 yellow cards (D. Abels and L. Thy). On the other side, PEC Zwolle received 1 yellow card (P. Clement).

After this encounter, Sparta Rotterdam will have 29 points like Willem II to stay in the 16th place. On the other side, PEC Zwolle will stay with 27 points to stay in the 18th place.

Match Events

  • 3'

    A. Auassar

  • 24'

    V. van Crooij

  • 46'

    S. Tedić

    C. Landu

  • 45'

    T. Beugelsdijk

    A. Auassar

  • 57'

    D. Abels

  • 57'

    P. Clement

  • 58'

    J. Van Mullem

    Y. Namli

  • 63'

    L. Thy

  • 65'

    L. Adzic

    D. Anderson

  • 82'

    M. Engels

    S. Mijnans

  • 83'

    M. Pinto

    V. van Crooij

Next match

In the upcoming Eredivisie match, Sparta Rotterdam will play away with Heracles Almelo on the 15th of May with a 5-4 head to head record in favor of Heracles Almelo (9 draws).

PEC Zwolle will host PSV on the 15th of May with a 16-2 head to head record in favor of PSV (1 draw).

Sparta Rotterdam: Formation and Lineups

Sparta Rotterdam started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).

The manager Maurice Steijn chose to play with the following team: Maduka Okoye (7.1), Dirk Abels (6.8), Bart Vriends (7.1), Adil Auassar (7.2), Aaron Meijers (7.1), Joeri de Kamps (7.4), Vito van Crooij (8.7), Arno Verschueren (7.6), Sven Mijnans (6.8), Younes Namli (7.2) and Lennart Thy (7.0).


Sparta Rotterdam made 4 changes: A. Auassar for T. Beugelsdijk (45′), Y. Namli for J. Van Mullem (58′), S. Mijnans for (84′) and V. van Crooij for M. Engels (84′).

Top player: Vito van Crooij

The player who no doubt impressed Sparta Rotterdam the most was Vito van Crooij.

His rating is (8.7) with 1 goal, 20 passes (60% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 11. He performed 6 crosses.

PEC Zwolle: Formation and Lineups

PEC Zwolle started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).

On the other side, Dick Schreuder played with: Kostas Lamprou (6.3), Bram Van Polen (6.4), Yuta Nakayama (6.6), Mees de Wit (7.3), Djavan Anderson (6.4), Thomas Van den Belt (6.4), Pelle Clement (6.1), Kenneth Paal (7.8), Daishawn Redan (6.4), Gervane Kastaneer (7.0) and Chardi Landu (6.1).


PEC Zwolle made 2 changes: C. Mpindi Landu for S. Tedic (46′) and D. Anderson for L. Adzic (65′).

Top player: Kenneth Paal

Probably the most impressive player in PEC Zwolle was Kenneth Paal.

His rating is (7.8) with 62 passes (80% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 4. He performed 13 crosses.

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