Sep 17, 2023 at 2:13 PM Update: 4 minutes ago
Almere City FC took its first point ever in the Eredivisie on Sunday. The PhD student drew 0-0 at Almere City FC. In the charged IJsselderby, PEC Zwolle did not get past ten Go Ahead Eagles: 1-1.
Almere City was promoted to the Eredivisie this year for the first time in history. Coach Alex Pastoor’s team lost the first four competition matches of the season.
Not much happened at Excelsior-Almere City in the first half. Rajiv van La Parra shot wide on behalf of the visitors and moments later tapped over from close range. On the other hand, Couhaib Driouech came across Nordin Bakker after a nice move.
After the break, Driouech was dangerous again, but the best chances were for Almere City. For example, Van La Parra’s bet was saved by Stijn van Gassel, who also saved Lance Duijvestijn’s rebound.
Thanks to the point, Almere City leaves last place. The Flevolanders are now seventeenth with one point from five matches. Excelsior can be found in the middle bracket with six points.
The IJsselderby between PEC Zwolle and Go Ahead Eagles was quite charged. Photo: ANP
PEC Zwolle does not pass Go Ahead in a loaded derby
PEC Zwolle dominated in the first half of the derby. Yet Go Ahead hit the target first. Willum Willumsson seemed to score the 0-1 with a slider, but the goal was disallowed for offside on the advice of the VAR.
Immediately after the break, Go Ahead suffered another blow. Jamal Amofa ran through Thomas Lam and received his second yellow card from referee Rob Dieperink. The defender received a yellow card in the first half for a mishap.
PEC immediately benefited through Eliano Reijnders. The attacker entered into a combination with Ferdy Druijf and then worked the ball into the goal. Shortly afterwards the match was stopped for a while due to a smoke bomb on the field.
Oliver Edvardsen gave Go Ahead’s ten team a point twenty minutes before the end. The Norwegian attacker was free in the penalty area and headed a tight cross from Bas Kuipers against the ropes.
Due to the draw, PEC and Go Ahead both have seven points in the Eredivisie, but the Zwolle team has played one more game. Go Ahead head coach René Hake was absent from Zwolle due to private circumstances. Assistant coach Dennis van der Ree did the honors against PEC.
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Almere City remains scoreless after crazy final minutes against PEC Zwolle
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