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FC Utrecht 1-0 Heracles Almelo: beats 1-0 with a late goal scored by M. Knoester

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UTRECHT. FC Utrecht snatched a late win Heracles Almelo 1-0 after M. Knoester scored an own goal (90').

UTRECHT. FC Utrecht snatched a late win Heracles Almelo 1-0 after M. Knoester scored an own goal (90′).

S. Gustafson missed a penalty (39′) for FC Utrecht.​

The match was held at the Stadion Galgenwaard Stadium in Utrecht on Sunday and this began at 1:30 pm local time. The referee was Martin van den Kerkhof who had the assistance of Richard Polman and Frans Ozinga. The 4th official was Robin Gansner. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold around 3.6 degrees Celsius or 38.44 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 81%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. FC Utrecht was in possession of the ball for 52% of the time vs. Heracles Almelo that controlled the ball for 48% of the time.

FC Utrecht was more aggressive with 67 dangerous attacks and 22 shots of which 7 were on target. Which is one of the reasons FC Utrecht won the contest.

FC Utrecht shot 22 times, 7 on target, 15 off target. On the other side, Heracles Almelo shot 9 times, 1 on target, 8 off target.


FC Utrecht received 1 yellow card (M. Paes). On the other side, Heracles Almelo received 1 yellow card (M. Rente).

After this match, FC Utrecht will have 23 points to stay in the 5th place. On the opposite side, Heracles Almelo will stay with 14 points to stay in the 14th place.

Match Events

  • 39'

    S. Gustafson

  • 49'

    A. Zagre

    D. Warmerdam

  • 58'

    N. Bakboord

    N. Fadiga

  • 63'

    O. Kiomourtzoglou

    E. Sierra

  • 69'

    M. Mahi

    S. Gustafson

  • 76'

    A. Dalmau

    R. Balk

  • 77'

    J. van Overeem

    Q. Timber

  • 80'

    M. Paes

  • 85'

    M. Rente

  • 89'

    B. Basacikoglu

    I. Azzaoui

  • 89'

    S. Bakis

    K. Sierhuis

  • 90'

    M. Knoester (OG)

Next match

In the upcoming Eredivisie match, FC Utrecht will play away against PSV on the 4th of December with a 23-3 head to head in favor of PSV (5 draws).

Heracles Almelo will play away with Feyenoord on the 1st of December with a 19-4 head to head record in favor of Feyenoord (9 draws).

FC Utrecht: Formation and Lineups

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

The manager René Hake chose to play with the following team: Maarten Paes (6.6), Hidde ter Avest (7.1), Mike Van der Hoorn (7.3), Mark van der Maarel (7.3), Django Warmerdam (7.1), Adam Maher (7.8), Quinten Timber (7.1), Simon Gustafsson (6.3), Bart Ramselaar (6.7), Remco Balk (7.2) and Anastasios Douvikas (6.5).


FC Utrecht made 4 changes: D. Warmerdam for A. Zagre (49′), S. Gustafson for M. Mahi (69′), R. Balk for A. Dalmau (82′) and Q. Timber for J. van Overeem (83′).

Top player: Adam Maher

The player who no doubt impressed FC Utrecht the most was Adam Maher even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.

His rating is (7.8) with 71 passes (76% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 9. He performed 9 crosses.

Heracles Almelo: Formation and Lineups

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

On the opposite side, Frank Wormuth played with: Janis Blaswich (9.0), Noah Fadiga (7.3), Marco Rente (7.1), Mats Knoester (7.0), Giacomo Quagliata (7.0), Lucas Schoofs (7.5), Luca De La Torre (7.6), Ismail Azzaoui (6.9), Elias Sierra (6.7), Delano Burgzorg (6.9) and Kaj Sierhuis (7.0).


Heracles Almelo made 4 changes: N. Fadiga for N. Bakboord (58′), E. Sierra for O. Kiomourtzoglou (63′), I. Azzaoui for B. Basacikoglu (89′) and K. Sierhuis for S. Bakis (89′).

Best player: Janis Blaswich

The player that probably impressed the most for Heracles Almelo was the goalkeeper: Janis Blaswich. His rating is 9.00. He saved 1 penalty. He performed 7 saves.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Eredivisie



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