Teun Koopmeiners scored two out of three penalties for AZ in a comfortable 2-0 win over PEC Zwolle.

  • by Michael Statham
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PEC Zwolle arrived in Alkmaar on the back of a positive performance against Feyenoord last weekend, whilst AZ wanted to impress following a disappointing Europa League draw against LASK.

As expected, PEC set up a five-man defence to frustrate their hosts. They didn’t carry the same counter-attacking threat though as they did against Feyenoord and, eventually, AZ’s possession seemed to pay dividends when Bram van Polen felled Myron Boadu. However, from the resulting penalty, Koopmeiners’s shot was well saved by Michael Zetterer.

In the second half, AZ created far more opportunities. Two more penalties followed after fouls from Thomas Lam and Kenneth Paal. Koopmeiners was much more convincing with these two penalties though; AZ went two goals ahead.

With the game coming to a comfortable end, Boadu and substitute Dani De Wit missed opportunities to extend AZ’s lead, whilst Dennis Johnsen headed wide for Zwolle.

AZ keep up the pace at the top of the table and remain second, four points ahead of Feyenoord. PEC stay in sixteenth – the relegation play-off spot.

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