Tim Krul was in goal for AZ Alkmaar again this afternoon as they traveled to SC Heerenveen and won the game 2-1.
Heerenveen were without their star player Sebastien Larsson, who was suspended for the game.
The visiting team were in control against an out-of-form Heerenveen side from the beginning of this game and went 1-0 up after only 17 minutes with a goal from Swedish International Maumer Tankovic.
Tim Krul – first win since his comeback
Alkmaar were 2-0 up on 60 minutes with a goal from Moroccan Illias Bel Hassani, who brilliantly volleyed home from the edge of the penalty area.
Ten minutes before the end, Iranian International striker Reza Ghoochannejhad scored for the home side who then went all out for an equalizer, but Tim Krul and the Alkmaar defense stood strong to get a vital win.
The win takes Alkmaar into 4th place in the Eredivisie with 35 points from 22 games and they jumped 2 points above Heerenveen who drop to 6th place on 33 points.
AZ Alkmaar are 14 points behind 3rd placed PSV and would do really well if they can finish the league in 4th place.
It looks like Tim has instantly become the team’s number one goalkeeper ousting Sergio Rochet – and his vast experience should be a big lift to the side.
Here’s what Tim tweeted after the game today.
— Tim Krul (@TimKrul) February 12, 2017
Good news today for Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul.