AZ Alkmaar has been defeated by NEC Nijmegen in Dutch Eredivisie match played at AFAS Stadion Alkmaar. NEC won the match by 2-0. This was the third victory for NEC in the ongoing Eredivisie League.
With the help of this victory, NEC has now moved up to no. 7 in the Eredivisie points table. NEC has played 9 matches in the tournament so far out of which it has won three matches. NEC has been defeated in three matches and the remaining three games have finished in the form of draws. NEC currently has 12 points in nine games.
On the other hand, this was the fourth defeat for Alkmaar in the tournament. Alkmaar has managed to win only two out of the nine matches that the team has played in this competition so far. Alkmaar has lost four games, while, the remaining three games have ended without any result. Alkmaar is currently placed at no. 13 in the Eredivisie points table with 9 points in 9 matches.
Alkmaar came into this match without Adam Maher and Jozy Altidore. Both the players were suspended. The Alkmaar team had not been beaten in any of its home matches in the ongoing league before this match. But, Gertjan Verbeek’s boys didn’t manage to continue their winning streak.
NEC earned a free kick in the 15th minute of the match and Ryan Koolwijk was given the responsibility to take the free kick. The Dutchman beat the Alkmaar goalkeeper quite comfortably with a flat shot.
The NEC team got a penalty kick just a couple of minutes later and again, it was Koolwijk who took the kick and he latched on that opportunity to double the lead of his team.
Alkmaar wasn’t able to score any goal in the match and suffered its second defeat on the trot. Alkmaar will play its next match against Vitesse A on Sunday.