Excelsior - AZ suspended due to thick fog

Published on 20 november 11, 00:00
ROTTERDAM- AZ’s away match against Excelsior was suspended on Sunday afternoon due to thick fog. After consulting both coaches referee Kevin Blom decided to stop the match at halftime with 0-0 on the scoreboard.

Despite the mediocre visibility AZ created several good chances in the first 45 minutes. Simon Poulsen, Pontus Wernbloom and Rasmus Elm had opportunities to open the scoring. On the other side of the pitch Esteban didn’t have much to do.


The Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) will decide whether the match will be replayed entirely or just the remainder. A new date will be set early this week.

Excelsior – AZ 0-0

(Suspended after 45 min.)

Lineup AZ: Esteban; Etiënne Reijnen, Niklas Moisander, Nick Viergever, Simon Poulsen; Pontus Wernbloom, Rasmus Elm, Adam Maher; Roy Beerens, Jozy Altidore, Brett Holman.
Lineup Excelsior: Wesley de Ruiter; Edwin de Graaf, Daan Smith, Norichio Nieveld, Samuel Scheimann; Kevin Jansen, Roland Alberg, Niels Vorthoren, Joost Broerse; Mick van Buren, Leen van Steensel.

Goals: -
Bookings: De Graaf (Excelsior).
Sent-off: -
Referee: Kevin Blom.
Attendance: 3.500