AZ defeated by Willem IIPublished on 24 februari 19, 18:45
TILBURG- On Sunday AZ has lost for first time in 2019. In Tilburg Willem II was the better team (2-1). The only goal of AZ came from Guus Til, in the last minutes of the game.
AZ started the match without the injured defender Jonas Svensson. Ricardo van Rhijn was there to replace him.
Goals Willem II
In the 13th minute it was Marios Vrousai who opened the score for Willem II. Daniel Crowley doubled that score in the 28th minute.
Near the end of the game captain Til scored the 2-1, but it was not enough.
Because of the defeat against Willem II, AZ stays in fourth position in the league. On Thursday Willem II is again the opponent for AZ. In the semi-finals of the KNVB Beker.
Willem II - AZ 2-1 (2-0)
Line-up Willem II: Timon Wellenreuther; Freek Heerkens, Thomas Meissner, Jordens Peters, Diego Palacios; Renato Tapia (81. Driess Saddiki), Daniel Crowley (68. Vurnon Anita), Pol Llonch; Damil Dankerlui, Alexander Isak (90. Vangelis Pavlidis), Marios Vrousai.
Line-up AZ: Marco Bizot; Ricardo van Rhijn (58. Bjørn Johnsen), Ron Vlaar, Teun Koopmeiners, Thomas Ouwejan; Fredrik Midtsjø, Guus Til, Adam Maher; Calvin Stengs, Mats Seuntjens, Oussama Idrissi.
Goals: 13. Vrousai 1-0, 29. Crowley 2-0, 79. Til 2-1.
Yellow cards: Maher, Seuntjens, Van den Brom (coach), Vlaar (AZ).
Red cards: -
Referee: Rob Dieperink