ALMELO. Heracles overcame AZ Alkmaar.
J. Clasie received a red card (‘). This red card was one of the reason why AZ Alkmaar lost the match.
The match was played at the Erve Asito stadium in Almelo on Sunday and it started at 2:45 pm local time. The referee was Serdar Gözübüyük who was helped by Joost van Zuilen and Johan Balder. The 4th official was Nick Smit. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant at 16.2 degrees Celsius or 61.14 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 75%.
Both teams adopted the same 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Heracles – Formation
The manager Frank Wormuth decided to play with the following team: Janis Blaswich, Noah Fadiga , Marco Rente , Mats Knoester , Ruben Roosken , Orestis Kiomourtzoglou , Luca De La Torre , Nikolai Laursen , Rai Vloet , Mohamed Amissi and Kaj Sierhuis .
The home team had on the bench: Melih Ibrahimoglu, Alessandro Damen, Giacomo Quagliata, Delano Burgzorg , Ismail Azzaoui , Adrián Szőke, Mateo Leš, Koen Bucker, Navajo Bakboord, Bilal Başaçıkoğlu , Lucas Schoofs and Elias Sierra.
Best player: Kaj Sierhuis
The player that probably impressed the most for Heracles was Kaj Sierhuis.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 19 passes (73% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 7.
AZ Alkmaar – Formation
On the other side, Pascal Jansen played with: Peter Vindahl Jensen, Aslak Fonn Witry , Timo Letschert , Bruno Martins Indi , Owen Wijndal , Jordy Clasie , Fredrik Midtsjø , Albert Guðmundsson , Dani De Wit , Jesper Karlsson and Vangelis Pavlidis .
They had on the bench: Mohamed Taabouni, Jelle Duin, Peer Koopmeiners, Hakon Evjen, Hobie Verhulst, Zakaria Aboukhlal, Yukinari Sugawara , Sam Beukema , Pantelis Chatzidiakos, Thijs Oosting, Ernest Poku and Tijjani Reijnders .
Best player: Tijjani Reijnders
The player that probably impressed the most for AZ Alkmaar was Tijjani Reijnders.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 6 passes (100% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 1 duel out of 1.
His performance was remarkable also because he started the match from the bench before entering the filed in the 86′.
- 51 Ball Possession 49
- 14 Total 9
- 6 On Target 4
- 8 Off Target 5
- 1 Shots blocked 4
- 103 Attack 108
- 35 Dangerous attack 42
- 78 Ball safe 74
- 0 Penalties 0
- 1 Corners 7
- 6 Total 14
- 3 Yellow Cards 1
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 1
- 5 Substitutions 5
The ball possession was identical with both team possessing the ball for 50% of the time.
There was not much difference in terms of ball possession. Heracles was in possession of the ball for 50% of the time vs. AZ Alkmaar that controlled the ball for 50% of the time.
AZ Alkmaar was more aggressive with 42 dangerous attacks and 9 shots of which 4 were on target. Even so, Heracles was able to find the solution to win this match.
Heracles shot 14 times, 6 on target, 8 off target. On the other side, AZ Alkmaar shot 9 times, 4 on target, 5 off target.
Heracles received 3 yellow cards (R. Vloet, G. Quagliata and D. Burgzorg). On the opposite side, AZ Alkmaar received 1 yellow card (F. Midtsjo).
Also, AZ Alkmaar didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after J. Clasie (AZ Alkmaar) was sent off after receiving a straight red card in the (45′).
After this match, Heracles will have 4 points like Fortuna Sittard to stay in the 16th place. On the opposite side, AZ Alkmaar will stay with 3 points to stay in the 17th place.
In the next match in the Eredivisie, Heracles will play away against SC Cambuur on the 23rd of September with a 3-2 head to head in favor of SC Cambuur (1 draw).
AZ Alkmaar will play away agasint FC Twente on the 23rd of September with a 15-10 head to head stats in favor of AZ Alkmaar (7 draws).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Eredivisie.
- Go Ahead Eagles – PEC Zwolle – 1-0
- PSV – Feyenoord – 0-4
- Vitesse – FC Twente – 1-4
- Heracles – AZ Alkmaar – 3-2