FC Utrecht and AZ to final play-offs for European football

FC Utrecht and AZ to final play-offs for European football

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FC Utrecht and AZ have Saturday easy placed for the final of the play-offs for European football. Utrecht counted in the second duel with sc Heerenveen (2-1), and AZ at home, FC Groningen again, with a 4-1 beating.

AZ defended for your own audience, a lead of 4-1, but coach John van den Brom of the Alkmaarders on his guard. He gave ever with ADO Den Haag to a 5-1 lead out of the hands against Groningen, but knew with the Hague team, then after penalty shoot-out to win.

The coach had the only 18-year-old Calvin Stengs a move. The midfielder said after nine minutes with a beautiful through ball at the base of the opening goal. He reached Dabney dos Santos, who is the ball voorgaf on Wout Weghorst. The striker tapped the ball is then in the empty goal.

After half an hour had reported to Groningen is only really for the enemy target. Tom van Weert had the 1-1 on his shoe, but the attacker shot from a difficult angle. Bryan Linssen was, then certainly is accurate.

The attacker, in the end of the Premier league are already on a roll, she picked up the ball on after moderate uitverdediger of Derrick Luckassen. His hard shot was goalkeeper Tim Krul then powerful, after which the ball via the inside of the post.

AZ for the second time too strong for Groningen

AZ has at the expense of FC Groningen in the final of the play-offs for European football was achieved.
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Weghorst opened the score.
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Of Overeem scored twice and gave an assist.
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Stengs accounted for the third hit.
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Ten minutes after taking a rest in AZ again in the lead. Joris van Overeem headed inside, after Weghorst goalkeeper Sergio Padt smart in the way had walked. The keeper, included in the pre-selection of Orange, was then no chance.

Padt was after an hour for the third time knocked. Now it was Of Overeem, the declarant and Stengs the finishing move. The young midfielder headed home from close touch. Of Overeem makes it in the final stage, also 4-1.

By the favourable position could Van den Brom, the afford to have players to spare. So he and captain Ron Vlaar to the side, which Jop van der Linden for the first time in a year, once played. The defender stood long at the side after a hip surgery.


FC Utrecht started in the own stadium Galgenwaard with a reassuring lead of the match with Heerenveen. The team was earlier this week in Friesland, all with 1-3 too strong.

The Marbles made in that duel, especially in the back of a moderate impression, which makes coach Jurgen Streppel especially in that line of bills of exchange applied. He missed not only centrumverdediger Jerry St. Juste because of an injury, but passed his friend Wout Faes. The only 16-year-old Kik Pierie was in the back with Doke Schmidt.

The guests began is still full of good courage in the duel. This was the first real big chance for Heerenveen, but attacker Sam Larsson received the ball totally free for David Jensen are not past the Danish goalkeeper.

The game golfde then up and down, but after the opening goal from Ramon Leeuwin disappeared all the faith in Heerenveen. The defender made after a half-hour from a corner kick for the 1-0.

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FC Utrecht is at the expense of Heerenveen placed for the play-offs for European football.
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The stadium was quite filled.
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Zivkovic scored the 2-0.
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Lioness and Zivkovic are happy with their hits.
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Heerenveen grossierde then in errors and Utrecht benefited. Goalkeeper Erwin Mulder shot a kick as in the feet of Richairo Zivkovic that the score seven minutes for rest easily doubled.

The duel kabbelde after resting peacefully, but they came after an hour change in. Utrecht-captain Willem Janssen brought Larsson in the strafschopgbied fall, after which Reza Ghoochannejhad from eleven meters for 2-1 made.

It led, however, not that Heerenveen got better play. The Frisians remained in the back of schutteren, but were lucky that Utrecht and especially Zivkovic – very sloppy with the opportunities omsprong.

The first duel in the finals is Thursday in Alkmaar played. Sunday the decision will be made in Utrecht.

See also:
Summary play-off European soccer and promotion/relegation

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