AZ steals point in De Kuip
Against Feyenoord, in the feared Kuip AZ needed to extend there run. Winning against Roda JC and FC Twente, they washed out there bitter loss in Utrecht. Feyenoord on the other hand wanted to have revenge on there loss in the last home game against Willem II.
Kicking it off, the match was even. It was a high intensity game in the first half with both side's wanting possession and gave it all. It resulted in some chances, but the battle was more in the midfield. Feyenoord playing in there 4-2-3-1, where getting countered by the 4-1-2-3 from AZ. Giving the Alkmaar side more possession in the second half really payed of because Feyenoord where the far better side in the second half with razing sharp counters behind the Alkmaar duo St. Jago and Nuytinck.
Gifting them a goal when Rodney Kongolo made a mistake by fouling Toornstra after a corner. The penalty was a easy target for Movsisyan, who got in only 5 minutes before hand by replacing Jorgenson.
After that the Alkmaar side kept going for a equaliser despite the manager shouting to hold possession and have patience. Now, AZ gifted Feyenoord plenty of opportunity to counter and score there second goal. But they couldn't find the back of the net a second time.
Deep into the second half, in the '86 minute it was the €2,5 million signing Ghezzal who cut inside and dribble passed 3 Feyenoord players before curling it into the back of the net and saved a point for AZ with his first goal of the season. Having trouble with the counter, they found themselves leaving Rotterdam with a point due to one brilliant move.
Feyenoord adapted well in the second half and are on the right way. AZ on the other hand have more trouble, giving to much space away and Matteo has another challenge to fix against the top 3.
Despite the draw, Matteo is on the right track. Having won 3 and only lost 1 in his first 4 matches at the club. With this draw against Feyenoord that makes a decent record and with games against Helmond Sport, N.E.C and Willem II in the next 3 matches, Matteo seems to have his team on track right in time.
- There number one for a reason! Despite the loss, the only difference was there finishing, so not troubles yet with the way we play!
- Yes! Hopefully they will come up strong for the team.
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