Vlaar with header for win over FC GroningenPublished on 30 maart 19, 22:46
ALKMAAR- AZ has won over FC Groningen on Saturday night. The only goal of the game was a header of Ron Vlaar in the 70th minute: 1-0.
AZ was the dominant team in Alkmaar, but that did not result in a goal before the break.
After 25 minutes in the second half, Calvin Stengs shot the ball out of a corner in the direction of the penalty spot. Vlaar was there and headed the ball behind goalkeeper Sergio Padt. It was his first goal since February 2016, also against FC Groningen.
With the win over FC Groningen AZ is currently in third position in the league. Three points ahead of direct opponent Feyenoord who plays their game on Sunday.
AZ - FC Groningen 1-0 (0-0)
Line-up AZ: Marco Bizot; Jonas Svensson, Ron Vlaar, Teun Koopmeiners, Thomas Ouwejan; Fredrik Midtsjø, Guus Til, Adam Maher; Calvin Stengs (73. Albert Gudmundsson), Mats Seuntjens (89. Stijn Wuytens), Oussama Idrissi (67. Bjørn Maars Johnsen).
Line-up FC Groningen: Sergio Padt; Deyovaisio Zeefuik, Mike te Wierik (75. Kaj Sierhuis), Samir Memisevic, Jeffrey Chabot, Tim Handwerker; Ludovit Reis, Ritsu Doan (64. Mo El Hankouri), Thomas Bruns (59. Django Warmerdam); Iliass Bel Hassani, Mimoun Mahi.
Goals: 70. Vlaar 1-0.
Yellow cards: Maher (AZ), Bruns, Chabot, El Hankouri, Zeefuik (FC Groningen).
Red cards: -
Referee: Pol van Boekel
AFAS Man of the Match: Ron Vlaar