AZ has Saturday the third place in the Premier league over from Feyenoord. The Alkmaarders won in their own home in a moderate match narrowly by 1-0 to FC Groningen.
Ron Vlaar is the new to matchwinner. The 34-year-old defender was in the seventieth minute responsible for the only goal.
AZ has a three point lead on Feyenoord and the third place Sunday lost to the Locals as that to prevail on a visit to FC Utrecht.
Groningen fell by the defeat of the eighth to the tenth place and has now five points behind the seventh place of Utrecht, which gives the right to participation in the play-offs for European football.
It was for Iliass Bel Hassani, a spicy contest. The midfielder of Groningen, which is rented from AZ, was invariably uitgefloten by the hometown audience and even got a cup of beer to his head thrown.
Ron Vlaar was responsible for the only goal. (Photo: Pro Shots)
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AZ and Groningen were the two best performing clubs of 2019 and so there was a spectacle expected, but that was in practice quite against.
The home team came in the first half, not further than one shot on goal and the visitors had in the first 45 minutes only two balcontacten in the opposing penalty area.
AZ succeeded after rest in pace, but also because fresh Moroccan international Oussama idrissi pretty much open goal next lap, looked like a 0-0 was inevitable.
Vlaar took twenty minutes for time yet for a goal in Alkmaar. The old hand said, convincing touch of a measured corner kick by Calvin Stengs.
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