FC Utrecht 1-0 NEC: beats 1-0 with a goal scored by A. Douvikas

UTRECHT. FC Utrecht prevails over NEC 1-0 after A. Douvikas scored just 1 goal (77').


UTRECHT. FC Utrecht beats NEC 1-0 after A. Douvikas scored just 1 goal (77′).

The match was played at the Stadion Galgenwaard stadium in Utrecht on Friday and it started at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Danny Desmond Makkelie who had the assistance of Hessel Steegstra and Jan de Vries. The 4th official was Michael Eijgelsheim. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 9.2 degrees Celsius or 48.58 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 71%.​

Match Statistics

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

FC Utrecht was more aggressive with 66 dangerous attacks and 20 shots of which 6 were on target. Which is one of the reasons FC Utrecht won the contest.

FC Utrecht shot 20 times, 6 on target, 14 off target. On the other side, NEC shot 11 times, 4 on target, 7 off target.


No yellow cards were issued to FC Utrecht. On the other side, NEC received 3 yellow cards (M. Duelund, J. Bruijn and D. Proper).

After this match, FC Utrecht will have 42 points to stay in the 7th place. On the other side, NEC will stay with 35 points to stay in the 10th place.

Match Events

  • 14'

    M. Duelund

  • 50'

    J. Bruijn

  • 59'

    P. Almqvist

    O. Boussaid

  • 59'

    D. Warmerdam

    R. R. Shein

  • 66'

    J. Vet

    M. Duelund

  • 66'

    D. Proper

    J. Bruijn

  • 73'

    D. Proper

  • 77'

    A. Douvikas

  • 82'

    I. Cissoko

    S. El Karouani

  • 83'

    J. van Overeem

    Q. Timber

  • 83'

    M. Sylla

    A. Douvikas

Next match

In the upcoming Eredivisie match, FC Utrecht will play away against PEC Zwolle on the 7th of May with a 9-4 head to head in favor of FC Utrecht (8 draws).

NEC will host Go Ahead Eagles on the 8th of May with a 2-1 head to head record in favor of Go Ahead Eagles (2 draws).

FC Utrecht: Formation and Lineups

FC Utrecht started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Rick Kruijs chose to play with the following team: Fabian De Keijzer (6.9), Hidde ter Avest (7.4), Mike Van der Hoorn (7.1), Willem Janssen (7.0), Djevencio van der Kust (7.2), Quinten Timber (7.1), Adam Maher (8.4), Rocco Robert Shein (6.3), Anastasios Douvikas (7.6), Simon Gustafsson (7.1) and Othman Boussaid (6.6).


FC Utrecht made 4 changes: O. Boussaid for P. Almqvist (59′), R. R. Shein for D. Warmerdam (59′), Q. Timber for J. van Overeem (83′) and A. Douvikas for M. Sylla (83′).

Top player: Adam Maher

Probably the most impressive player in FC Utrecht was Adam Maher even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.

His rating is (8.4) with 53 passes (84% accurate) and 7 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 13. He performed 14 crosses.

NEC: Formation and Lineups

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

On the opposite side, Rogier Meijer played with: Mattijs Branderhorst (8.1), Bart van Rooij (7.2), Iván Márquez (7.0), Rodrigo Guth (7.8), Calvin Verdonk (6.6), Lasse Schøne (7.3), Jordy Bruijn (7.0), Elayis Tavsan (6.5), Mikkel Duelund (7.1), Souffian El Karouani (6.5) and Jonathan Okita (6.6).


NEC made 3 changes: M. Duelund for J. Vet (66′), J. Bruijn for D. Proper (66′) and S. El Karouani for I. Cissoko (82′).

Best player: Mattijs Branderhorst

The player that probably impressed the most for NEC was the goalkeeper: Mattijs Branderhorst. His rating is 8.12. He performed 7 saves.

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