AZ again lost points in the Eredivisie on Saturday evening. The Alkmaarders, who played with ten men for a long time, gave away a 2-0 lead against VVV-Venlo and played a 2-2 draw.
Jesper Karlsson opened the score for AZ in the second minute in a nice way. Halfway through the first half, Calvin Stengs doubled the margin for the home team.
A few minutes before half time, the Noord-Hollanders were faced with ten men due to a red card for Jonas Svensson. Only four minutes before the end VVV took advantage of the surplus situation and Evert Linthorst made the connection goal.
Moments later, Georgios Giakoumakis brought the Limburgers to the same level from a penalty, which was caused by Bruno Martins Indi. The defender, who will be hired from Stoke City until the end of the season, made his debut.
For AZ it was already the fourth draw in just as many duels. Two weeks ago, coach Arne Slot’s formation even gave away a 0-4 lead at Sparta Rotterdam: 4-4. The team also had to settle for a point against Fortuna Sittard (3-3) and PEC Zwolle (1-1). VVV is in the middle bracket with four points from five games.
AZ missed four players from the A-selection and two players from the reserves. They were tested positive for the corona virus on Friday. Due to the privacy law, it was not disclosed who it concerns.