AZ loses in RotterdamPublished on 13 november 23, 11:27
ROTTERDAM- On a misty and cold Sunday afternoon in Rotterdam, AZ faced Feyenoord. In a match with few chances, the Rotterdammers came out on top. Quinten Timber secured the only goal of the game, resulting in a minimal difference.
Pascal Jansen fielded the same eleven players as against Aston Villa.
Ryan provides rescue
In the opening phase, the Rotterdammers immediately had a great chance to take the lead. Quinten Timber could take a shot from the edge of the box in the second minute, but Mathew Ryan made a brilliant save, deflecting his attempt onto the post.
Feyenoord takes the lead
After 24 minutes, it was Timber again, this time successfully. The midfielder beautifully shot from a distance into the top corner. AZ had to play catch-up. In the first half, they didn't create significant chances except for a shot from Vangelis Pavlidis just before the break. The score at halftime was 1-0.
In the second half, there were still few chances to note. Pavlidis attempted a shot just after the break, but his effort ended up on the roof of the Rotterdam goal. Shortly after, Ryan made another excellent save on a shot from Timber that seemed destined for the near post. The subsequent corner from Feyenoord just went over.
With 75 minutes on the clock, Feyenoord came very close to a second goal. Once again, it was Timber who posed a threat. The midfielder surged forward and took a powerful shot. However, his attempt hit the crossbar. AZ couldn't find the back of the net, and the match ended in a 1-0 defeat.
Feyenoord - AZ 1-0 (1-0)
Feyenoord Lineup: Justin Bijlow; Lutsharel Geertruida, Dávid Hancko, Gernot Trauner, Quilindschy Hartman; Mats Wieffer, Calvin Stengs, Quinten Timber; Alireza Jahanbakhsh (80. Luka Ivanusec), Santiago Gimenez (66. Ayase Ueda), Igor Paixão (66. Ramiz Zerrouki).
AZ Lineup: Mathew Ryan; Yukinari Sugawara, Riechedly Bazoer, Bruno Martins Indi, David Møller Wolfe (76. Denso Kasius); Jordy Clasie, Sven Mijnans (55. Kenzo Goudmijn), Dani de Wit (81. Jens Odgaard); Ibrahim Sadiq (55. Ernest Poku), Vangelis Pavlidis, Ruben van Bommel (55. Myron van Brederode).
Scored Goal: 24. Quinten Timber 0-1.
Yellow cards: Quinten Timber, Ramiz Zerrouki (Feyenoord), Bruno Martins Indi (AZ).
Referee: Danny Makkelie.
VAR: Jochem Kamphuis.