Eredivisie: Vitesse grabs a draw versus AZ

ALKMAAR. Vitesse succeeded in clinch a late draw against AZ with a late goal from M. Sankoh.

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ALKMAAR. Vitesse was capable to clinch a draw against AZ with a late goal from M. Sankoh scored in the (87′) after AZ got a lead with a goal from V. Pavlidis (78′). AZ was far superior when it came to possession ball (62%)​

The match was played at the AFAS Stadion stadium in Alkmaar on Saturday and it started at 6:45 pm local time. The referee was Jochem Kamphuis with the help of Rob van de Ven and Kevin Bodde. The 4th official was Martin Perez. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 9.4 degrees Celsius or 48.92 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 69%.​

Match Statistics

AZ was in firm control of the ball 62% while Vitesse was struggling with a 38% ball possession.

AZ was more aggressive with 71 dangerous attacks and 16 shots of which 5 were on target. However, this did not suffice for AZ to win the match​.

AZ shot 16 times, 5 on target, 11 off target. On the other side, Vitesse shot 13 times, 3 on target, 10 off target.


AZ received 2 yellow cards (Yukinari Sugawara  and Mees de Wit). On the other side, Vitesse received 1 yellow card (Gabriel Vidovic).

After this encounter, AZ will have 29 points to stay in the 5th place. On the opposite side, Vitesse will have 13 points like Excelsior to stay in the 13th place.

Match Events

  • 34'

    Gabriel Vidovic

  • 42'

    Yukinari Sugawara 

  • 61'

    Hakon Evjen

    Djordje Mihailovic 

  • 71'

    Enzo Cornelisse

    Mitchell Dijks 

  • 78'

    Vangelis Pavlidis

    Jens Odgaard

  • 82'

    Nikolai Baden Frederiksen

    Gabriel Vidovic

  • 82'

    Romaric Yapi

    Bartosz Bialek

  • 82'

    Mohamed Sankoh

    Million Manhoef

  • 83'

    Riechedly Bazoer

    Jens Odgaard

  • 87'

    Mohamed Sankoh

    Carlens Arcus

  • 88'

    Myron van Brederode

    Jesper Karlsson

  • 90'

    Mees de Wit

Next match

In the upcoming Eredivisie match, AZ will play away against SC Heerenveen on the 14th of January with a 21-12 head to head record in favor of AZ (5 draws).

Vitesse will host NEC on the 15th of January with a 13-9 head to head statistic in favor of Vitesse (8 draws).

AZ: Formation and Lineups

AZ adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Pascal Jansen chose to play with the following team: Hobie Verhulst (6.5), Yukinari Sugawara (6.4), Pantelis Hatzidiakos (7.1), Sam Beukema (7.3), Mees de Wit (6.5), Jordy Clasie (6.9), Djordje Mihailović (6.6), Tijjani Reijnders (6.6), Jens Odgaard (7.3), Jesper Karlsson (7.4) and Vangelis Pavlidis (7.8).


AZ made 3 changes: Djordje Mihailovic  for Hakon Evjen (61′), Jens Odgaard for Riechedly Bazoer (83′) and Jesper Karlsson for Myron van Brederode (88′).

Top player: Vangelis Pavlidis

The player who no doubt impressed AZ the most was Vangelis Pavlidis.

His rating is (7.8) with 1 goal, 24 passes (75% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 14. He performed 1 cross.

Vitesse: Formation and Lineups

Also Vitesse adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

On the opposite side, Phillip Cocu played with: Kjell Scherpen (6.9), Carlens Arcus (7.3), Ryan Flamingo (7.0), Melle Meulensteen (6.8), Mitchell Dijks (6.8), Kacper Kozłowski (7.3), Sondre Tronstad (7.3), Million Manhoef (5.5), Matúš Bero (7.0), Gabriel Vidović (7.1) and Bartosz Białek (7.1).


Vitesse made 4 changes: Mitchell Dijks  for Enzo Cornelisse (71′), Gabriel Vidovic for Nikolai Baden Frederiksen (82′), Bartosz Bialek for Romaric Yapi (82′) and Million Manhoef for Mohamed Sankoh (82′).

Top player: Mohamed Sankoh

The player who no doubt impressed Vitesse the most was Mohamed Sankoh.

His rating is (7.4) with 1 goal, 1 passes (0% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 1 duel out of 1.

His performance was notable also because he began the game from the bench before entering the field in the 82′.

Results of the day

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