In the race for third place in the Eredivisie PEC Zwolle and AZ Alkmaar settled for a point apiece as they drew 1-1 on Saturday evening.

gudelj azpecThe match got off to a quick start as Nemanja Gudelj received Celso Ortiz’s corner before smashing a low strike into the bottom corner from the edge of the box to give AZ Alkmaar the lead after only five minutes.

PEC Zwolle equalised ten minutes later when Jody Lukoki was played through on goal by Ben Rienstra before sliding the ball past Esteben Alvarado.

The home side looked the more likely side to find the winner with Rienstra sending a shot just off target, while Stef Nijland also past up a good chance, while at the other end Aron Johannsson was denied by Warner Hahn as the match trickled to a draw.

PEC Zwolle remain 4th, one point behind Feyenoord who play on Sunday while AZ Alkmaar are fifth.

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