Good afternoon and welcome to this live blog!

My name is Mitch Marinus and I will keep you informed about the four Sunday games in the Eredivisie.



  • Eredivisie:

  • LIVE:

  • NEC-Vitesse

    0-0

  • Sparta-Groningen

    0-0

  • 4.45 pm:

  • Twente-Willem II

  • Result:

  • AZ-Utrecht 5-1

NEC-Vitesse · in 3 days

8 'The initiative is in the opening phase at Vitesse in the atmospheric Goffert stadium.

It seems to be waiting for the visitors' first serious opportunity.

Sparta Rotterdam-FC Groningen · in 3 days

2 'Smeets can shoot from the corner that follows, but his shot goes just wide via a fellow player.

What an opportunity for Sparta in the opening phase!

Sparta Rotterdam-FC Groningen · in 3 days

1 'There is immediately the first big chance for Sparta!

Thy can shoot freely, but shoots just wide via a Groningen defender.

NEC-Vitesse · in 3 days

Kick off!

The time has also come in Nijmegen: NEC-Vitesse has started.

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Sparta Rotterdam-FC Groningen · in 3 days

Kick off!

The ball rolls in Rotterdam, where Sparta immediately seeks the attack.

NEC-Vitesse · in 3 days

Vitesse can also count on the full support of its own supporters.

NEC-Vitesse · in 3 days

The stands are already well filled in the Goffert stadium during the warm-up.

AZ-FC Utrecht in 3 days

Janssen: 'They anticipate, we react'


FC Utrecht was in third place after eight matches and surprised Ajax before the interland break (0-1).

However, on a visit to AZ, the Utrecht team could not convince for a moment.

"They just play at a higher pace. They anticipate, we react," captain Willem Janssen says in front of the

ESPN

camera

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"We have to learn to play at a faster pace."

AZ-FC Utrecht in 3 days

Past!

There is no extra time in Alkmaar, where FC Utrecht has not been in the game for a moment.

AZ wins with big numbers: 5-1.

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AZ-FC Utrecht in 3 days

90' GOAL FC Utrecht!

5-1



Quinten Timber dribbles through the Alkmaar defense and convincingly shoots the ball behind AZ goalkeeper Peter Vindahl Jensen.

However, there is no laughing matter with the players of the Utrecht team.

AZ-FC Utrecht in 3 days

86' GOAL AZ!

5-0



Albert Gudmundsson earned the penalty and calmly scored himself: 5-0.

AZ-FC Utrecht in 3 days

85' Penalty AZ!



Kevin Blom convincingly points to the spot after a foul by Willem Janssen.

The defender of Utrecht misses the ball and does hit his direct opponent, so Albert Gudmundsson is allowed to stand behind the ball.

AZ-FC Utrecht in 3 days

85 'Peer Koopmeiners, the brother of two-time international Teun, comes within the lines at AZ.

He replaces Jesper Karlsson.

AZ-FC Utrecht in 3 days

The last time FC Utrecht lost by at least four goals in the Eredivisie was on November 10, 2019 visiting Ajax.

It became 4-0 for the team from Amsterdam that day.

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AZ-FC Utrecht in 3 days

80 'Despite all the fresh forces in the AZ team, it seems that the home team has slowed down a bit.

The Utrecht team are better able to keep the ball and report more often in the half of AZ.

AZ-FC Utrecht in 3 days

73 'A triple substitution at the home team in Alkmaar: Zakaria Aboukhlal, Tijjani Reijnders and Aslak Witry come in for Vangelis Pavlidis, Fredrik Midtsjø and Owen Wijndal.

Sparta Rotterdam-FC Groningen · in 3 days

Lineups!

Sparta will take on FC Groningen at 2.30 pm at the Castle.

Sparta (five matches) and Groningen (seven) have both not won for a while and therefore need the three points badly.



Sparta Rotterdam line-up:

Okoye;

Abels, Vriends, Heylen, Jans;

Mijnans, Auassar, Osman, Smeets, Van Crooij;

thy.



Line-up FC Groningen:

Leeuwenburgh;

El Hankouri, Kasanwirjo, Dammers, Van Hintum, Dankerlui;

Duarte, De Leeuw, Suslov;

Larsen Beach, Ngonge.

NEC-Vitesse · in 3 days

Lineups!

At 2.30 pm, NEC and Vitesse will play the first derby since 2017. Four years ago, Vitesse won the last edition 2-1 in Arnhem.



NEC line-up:

Branderhorst, Van Rooij, Barreto, Márguez, Odenthal, El Karouani;

Duelund, Bruijn, Schöne;

Tavsan, Okita.



Vitesse line-up:

Schubert;

Dasa, Dukhi, Bazoer, Rasmussen, Wittek;

Tronstad, Gboho, Openda;

Frederiksen, Darfalou.

AZ-FC Utrecht in 3 days

63 'There is almost the hat trick for Dani de Wit!

The midfielder appears in front of Maarten Paes' goal, but his header goes just wide.

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AZ-FC Utrecht in 3 days

57' GOAL AZ!

4-0



FC Utrecht does not put an obstacle in the way of Jesper Karlsson in the penalty area, after which the Swede can prepare for Dani de Wit.

The midfielder makes his second of the afternoon: 4-0.

AZ-FC Utrecht in 3 days

49 'Utrecht came out of the dressing rooms sharp and actually creates the first chance of the match.

Substitute Quinten Timber puts away Anastasios Douvikas, who shoots against AZ goalkeeper Jensen.

AZ-FC Utrecht in 3 days

Kick off second half! 

René Hake opts for two new names in the second half: Quinten Timber and Othman Boussaid.

They come within the lines for Joris Overeem and Sander van de Streek.

NEC-Vitesse · in 3 days

It can't come soon enough for these two men at 2:30 PM.

Then the Gelderse derby between NEC and Vitesse is on the program.

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AuthorN.EC NijmegenMoment of places10: 37 - October 17, 2021

AZ-FC Utrecht in 3 days

Peace!

FC Utrecht can use the next fifteen minutes to catch their breath and that is badly needed.

Halfway through, the Domstedelingen are 3-0 behind in Alkmaar.

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AZ-FC Utrecht in 3 days

45 'There is one more minute of extra time in Alkmaar.

AZ-FC Utrecht in 3 days

Dani de Wit has now scored in three consecutive Eredivisie matches.

Only Feyenoord player Guus Til (four) has a longer active goal series in the Eredivisie.

AZ-FC Utrecht in 3 days

40' GOAL AZ!

3-0



There is also the third goal from Alkmaar!

Jesper Karlsson finds Dani de Wit's head and heads the ball in the wrong direction.

AZ-FC Utrecht in 3 days

35 'The players of FC Utrecht are longing for the halftime signal in Alkmaar.

The visitors are not under the pressure of AZ and have not had a single ball contact in AZ's penalty area.

AZ-FC Utrecht in 3 days

It is the fastest 2-0 lead for AZ in the Eredivisie since April 18, 2018. AZ defeated Vitesse that day 4-3, after a 2-0 margin after 12 minutes.

AZ-FC Utrecht in 3 days

24 'FC Utrecht tries to keep the ball in possession for a little longer, but René Hake's team is not succeeding in that for the time being.

The home team in Alkmaar is constantly on top of it and is the current number three in the Eredivisie in the opening phase.

AZ-FC Utrecht in 3 days

18 'There was almost the 3-0!

After a hard cross by Yukinari Sugawara, Vangelis Pavlidis just can't get his foot behind.

AZ-FC Utrecht in 3 days

The blunder of Maarten Paes in pictures.

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Author ESPN NLMoment of places10: 34 - October 17, 2021

AZ-FC Utrecht in 3 days

The moment when Maarten Paes can sink through the ground.

AZ-FC Utrecht in 3 days

14 'More bad news for the Domstedelingen: Mimoun Mahi cannot continue and is replaced by Moussa Sylla within fifteen minutes.

AZ-FC Utrecht in 3 days

12' GOAL AZ!

2-0



Maarten Paes!

He played the match of his life before the international break while visiting Ajax, but makes a terrible mistake here.

The goalkeeper lets a shot from Jesper Karlsson slip through his hands: 2-0.

AZ-FC Utrecht in 3 days

Vangelis Pavlidis just scored for the first time as a player for AZ in Alkmaar.

He is now on two Eredivisie goals in Alkmaar: one for Willem II (18 January 2020) and one for AZ.

AZ-FC Utrecht in 3 days

6' GOAL AZ!

1-0



The home team takes the lead early in the game!

After a great pass from Jordy Clasie, Albert Gudmundsson puts the ball wide on Vangelis Pavlidis, who can easily slide the ball in.

AZ-FC Utrecht in 3 days

Kick off!

Shortly after Kevin Blom's first whistle, Bart Ramselaar starts the match.

AZ-FC Utrecht in 3 days

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AuthorAZMoment of places10: 09 - October 17, 2021

AZ-FC Utrecht in 3 days

The warm-up in the AFAS Stadium is in full swing.

AZ-FC Utrecht in 3 days

Setup!

At the Domstedelingen, Mimoun Mahi returns to the starting eleven, at the expense of Moussa Sylla.

Joris van Overeem and Adam Maher both have a history with today's opponent.



FC Utrecht line-up:

Paes;

Van der Maarel, Van der Hoorn, Janssen, Warmerdam;

Maher, Van Overeem;

Mahi, Van de Streek, Ramselaar;

Douvikas.

AZ-FC Utrecht in 3 days

Setup!

AZ starts against FC Utrecht unchanged compared to the match against SC Cambuur (1-3) for the international break on October 3.



Line-up AZ:

Jensen;

Sugawara, Hatzidiakos, Martins Indi, Wijndal;

Midtsjø, Clasie, De Wit;

Gudmundsson, Pavlidis, Karlsson.

AZ-FC Utrecht in 3 days

So AZ-FC Utrecht, that is the first game of today.

With third place FC Utrecht is in the position where AZ would have liked to be.

The Alkmaarders are in a disappointing thirteenth place, but can storm into the left row if they win.

Eredivisie · in 3 days

Yesterday the traditional top three already came into action, but today there is also a delicious Eredivisie program on the roll.

We start at 12.15 pm in Alkmaar with the match between AZ and FC Utrecht.



  • Program:

  • 12.15 pm:

  • AZ-Utrecht

  • 2.30 pm:

  • NEC-Vitesse

  • Sparta-Groningen

  • 4.45 pm:

  • Twente-Willem II

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