FC Utrecht start with a defeat after the winter break

22 januari 2019

Domstad team beaten 3-0 in Alkmaar

FC Utrecht started the second half of the season with a defeat. The Domstad team did not score in the away game against AZ and went home beaten 3-0.
 

Fifteen minutes before the end of the game substitute Sander van de Streek received the ball in the Alkmaar penalty area. The FC Utrecht midfielder turned away from his opponent and took a shot on Maco Bizot’s goal. The ball went wide. It was a typical moment for this evening in which FC Utrecht had difficulty creating opportunities.

Final blow
FC Utrecht did have more possession in the second half, but the Domstad team did not create any real chances. The final blow came at the end of the game. Calvin Stengs received the ball after an FC Utrecht corner. The AZ striker took a run, dribbled past the FC Utrecht defence and shot the ball behind goalkeeper David Jensen: 3-0.

Unlucky
Goalkeeper David Jensen pobably felt bad about the second Alkmaar goal. It was almost half time when Mats Seuntjens decided to fire a shot at the edge of the penalty area. The ball went straight towards Jensen, who , very unlucky, saw the ball slip through under his leg. Just before half time the Alkmaar team took a comfortable 2-0 lead.

Opening goal Van Rhijn
Ricardo van Rhijn scored the opening goal. The defender, who scored an own goal in Stadium Galgenwaard, took a distance shot in the 37th minute. Goalkeeper David Jensen reached the ball with the tip of his fingers, but could not prevent the ball from ending up in the upper corner: 1-0.
 
Willem II
Next week head coach Dick Advocaat’s team can get revenge. Sunday January 27 at 14.30 the team from the Domstad play against Willem II in Stadium Galgenwaard.

 
AZ – FC Utrecht 3-0 (2-0)
37. Ricardo van Rhijn 1-0
42. Mats Seuntjens 2-0
90. Calvin Stengs 3-0
 
Yellow cards: Simon Gustafson (FC Utrecht), Timo Letschert (FC Utrecht), Oussama Tannane (FC Utrecht)

Attendance: 16,104
 
Referee: Allard Lindhout
 
Line-up AZ:
Marco Bizot; Ricardo van Rhijn, Ron Vlaar, Teun Koopmeiners, Thomas Ouwejan; Fredrik Midtsjø, Guus Til, Adam Maher; Calvin Stengs, Mats Seuntjens, Oussama Idrissi (81. Stijn Wuytens).
 
Line-up FC Utrecht:

David Jensen; Sean Klaiber, Timo Letschert, Emil Bergström, Nicolas Gavory; Joris van Overeem, Simon Gustafson, Urby Emanuelson (72. Sander van de Streek); Oussama Tannane, Nick Venema (45. Jean-Christophe Bahebeck), Gyrano Kerk (81. Othmane Boussaid) 

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