Eredivisie

Koopmeiners tops Eredivisie rankings as AZ shock Ajax

In the top-of-the-table clash on Sunday, AZ won 2-0 at the home of the champions

 
2:54pm on Monday 2nd March 2020
By
Martin Macdonald
Teun Koopmeiners
M, D (C) - AZ - 22 yrs
MAN OF THE MATCH
90'
8.7
Mar 1, 2020
90Minutes played
1Assists
2Tackles won
5Final third passes
3Duels won
3Ball recovered
14Clearances
44Passes completed

AZ moved level on points with Ajax at the top of the Eredivisie table after winning 2-0 at the Johan Cruyff Arena.

It was a true captain's performance from Teun Koopmeiners as he led his side to the win with a dominating performance at the back and a contribution to the second goal.

At the back, he won the majority of his duels (3/5), 100% of his tackles (2/2), as well as making three ball recoveries, three interceptions, and a huge 14 clearances which was nearly double that of the player with the second highest amount in the Eredivisie this weekend.

Throughout the course of the game he sent 23 long balls forward and it was through one of these - a superb, flighted diagonal which nearly went the full length of the pitch - which led to the second goal as it went up and over the Ajax defence for Oussama Idrissi to score.

22 yrs - M, D (C) - AZ
79
Defending
Creative
Passing
Attacking
Shooting
Decisive
Aerials
Physical
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2131
Played matches
24
9
2
Duels won P90
5.24
Touches P90
98.32
Successful passing %
87%
Final third passes P90
19.17

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