ALKMAAR. AZ conquers Fortuna Sittard 3-1.
The match was played at the AFAS Stadion stadium in Alkmaar on Sunday and it started at 4:45 pm local time. The referee was Dennis Higler with the assistance of Mario Diks and Richard Brondijk. The 4th official was Robin Vereijken. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold at 2 degrees Celsius or 35.62 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 70%.
The overall ball possession was the same with both teams controlling the ball for 50% of the time.
None of the teams had a clear upper hand in terms of ball possession. AZ was in possession of the ball for 50% of the time vs. Fortuna Sittard that controlled the ball for 50% of the time.
Attitude and shots
AZ was putting more pressure with 58 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 6 were on target. This is one of the reasons why AZ won the match.
AZ shot 17 times, 6 on target, 11 off target. On the opposite side, Fortuna Sittard shot 7 times, 1 on target, 6 off target.
AZ received 1 yellow card (Zinho Vanheusden ). On the other side, Fortuna Sittard didn’t receive any yellow card.
After this contest, AZ will have 36 points to sit in the 2nd place. Talking about the opposition, Fortuna Sittard will stay with 16 points to remain in the 13th place.
In the next match in the Eredivisie, AZ will play away with Feyenoord on the 18th of February with a 18-11 head to head in favor of Feyenoord (8 draws).
Fortuna Sittard will play away agasint RKC Waalwijk on the 17th of February with a 8-7 head to head in favor of Fortuna Sittard (5 draws).
AZ – Formation
AZ started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Pascal Jansen decided to play with the following team: Mathew Ryan, Yukinari Sugawara , Zinho Vanheusden , Pantelis Hatzidiakos , Miloš Kerkez , Tijjani Reijnders , Jordy Clasie , Jens Odgaard , Dani de Wit , Jesper Karlsson and Vangelis Pavlidis .
The home team had on the bench: Zico Buurmeester, Maxim Dekker, Fedde De Jong, Mees de Wit, Yusuf Barasi, Rome Jayden Owusu-Oduro, Mayckel Lahdo, Djordje Mihailović , Myron Van Brederode and Hobie Verhulst.
AZ made 4 changes: D. de Wit for D. Mihailovic (34′), Zinho Vanheusden for M. Dekker (46′), M. Kerkez for Mees de Wit (89′) and M. Kerkez for Zico Buurmeester (90′).
Best player: Djordje Mihailović
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for AZ was Djordje Mihailović even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 18 passes (83% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 9.
His performance was remarkable also because he started the match from the bench before entering the filed in the 34′.
Fortuna Sittard – Formation
Fortuna Sittard started with a 4-4-1-1 line-up (4-4-1-1).
Julio Velázquez Santiago played with: Ivor Pandur, Ivo Pinto , Stipe Radić , Rodrigo Guth , Ximo Navarro , Tijjani Noslin , Deroy Duarte , Arianit Ferati , Rémy Vita , Iñigo Cordoba and Burak Yılmaz .
They had on the bench: Thomas Buitink, Tom Hendriks, Dimitrios Siovas, Muhammet Tunahan Tasci, Mike van Beijnen, George Cox , Úmaro Embaló , Oğuzhan Özyakup , Gianmarco Cangiano, Paul Gladon , Yanick van Osch and Roel Janssen.
Fortuna Sittard made 5 changes: Ximo Navarro for Úmaro Embaló (62′), Deroy Duarte for Oguzhan Özyakup (62′), Rémy Vita for George Cox (63′), Tijjani Noslin for Paul Gladon (63′) and Iñigo Córdoba for Thomas Buitink (78′).
Best player: Arianit Ferati
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Fortuna Sittard was Arianit Ferati.
His rating iswith 46 passes (86% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 12. He performed 1 cross.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Eredivisie.