AZ Alkmaar dropped points in the Eredivisie for the first time this season after drawing 1-1 at home to Heracles Almelo.

Vangelis Pavlidis went into the game having scored in each of AZ’s five league games so far and he needed only 15 minutes to make it 1-0. He becomes the first AZ player ever to score in the first six games of a league campaign.

Myron van Brederode and Pavlidis both went close to making it 2-0 but Michael Brouwer made some good saves in the Heracles goal.

In the second half, Heracles grew in confidence and they made it 1-1 after Anas Ouahim headed in a fine cross from right back Navajo Bakdraad.

Before the end, AZ had chances to win it but Brouwers denied Pavlidis, while Yuki Sugawara fired over and Kenzo Goudmijn had a shot blocked.

AZ moves onto 16 points and are now two behind PSV Eindhoven, while Heracles are now in ninth.

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