Team News And Predictions For AZ Alkmaar vs. Heerenveen

Heerenveen will head to the AFAS Stadion to take on AZ Alkmaar in their next league clash on Sunday. They are currently on a three-game unbeaten run and even though it will be a difficult task, they will be looking to extend that run to four games. The traveling team will want to inflict defeat on the home team after suffering a 3-0 defeat in the reverse fixture earlier in the season.


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AZ Alkmaar finally returned to winning ways in a 1-0 win away from home at Emmen last Saturday following a run of two consecutive defeats to FC Utrecht and Ajax. Coming against the club at the bottom of the table, Alkmaar were expected to win their last game by more than just one goal margin but the opposition goalkeeper was in his best form and Pascal Jansen’s men were wasteful in front of goal. Continue reading ”                            Team News And Predictions For AZ Alkmaar vs. Heerenveen”

AZ ALKMAAR VS VITESSE ARNHEM: MATCH UPDATES AND PREDICTIONS

AZ Alkmaar take on Vitesse Arnhem in their crunch Dutch Eredivisie fixture on Wednesday as they look to secure bragging rights over their rivals and amass more points in the league. Alkmaar go into the fixture on the back of a good form that saw them come from two goals behind to secure victory over Willem ll on Sunday.

The victory means that they (Alkmaar) have now won five games out of their previous six and dropped points in just one of their previous six fixtures. They play at home and will have to be at their best if they want to come out of this tie with all available three points.

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KOEMAN WANTS TO SIGN AZ ALKMAAR WINGER FOR BARCELONA

 

Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has registered interest in AZ Alkmaar winger Calvin Stengs and wants to sign him for Barcelona in the next transfer window. Koeman has been impressed by the young winger’s development in the Dutch league and wants the youngster in Spain.


The former Southampton manager knows Stengs well as he was the one who gave the 21-year-old his Netherlands debut. Having worked with the player at the international level, Koeman mow wants to work with the talented winger at the club level.
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NARROW DEFEAT FOR AZ ALKMAAR AT REAL SOCIEDAD

 

AZ went into the match with six points after winning against HNK Rijeka and Napoli. But there was no guarantee of making it three wins on a row as Real Sociedad completely dominated from the start and won the match. La Liga leaders Real Sociedad garnered three crucial Europa League points in a 1-0 home win over AZ Alkmaar.


Imanol Alguacil’s side has lost just once in their home games this season, with the Basque giants leading Real Madrid by a point at the top of the table. La Real was beaten 1-0 at home by Napoli last week, following their first Europa League victory in Rijeka, Croatia.
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OLE STILL BELIEVES IN ON LOAN STAR

 

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists on loan midfielder Tahith Chong still has a future at the club. Chong, 20, will spend the 2020-2021 campaign in Germany with Werder Bremen. He could make his competitive debut when the Bundesliga starts next month.


The player hopes his season-long spell at the German outfit will lead to him becoming a success in the Premier League. He also stated that he hopes to follow in the footsteps of Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne by flourishing at Werder Bremen.
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BARCA ASK PLAYER TO TAKE SECOND PAY CUT

 

Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu has asked the players to take a further pay cut, as the club attempts to manage the financial strain of the Covid19 pandemic.


Last March it was reported that the playing staff agreed to take a hefty 70% cut to their current salaries. The Blaugrana club pays out more wages than any other team in the world. Lionel Messi alone typically earns €35m annually, while Antoine Griezmann collects a hefty €17m per annum.
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