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Johannsson scores, AZ Alkmaar's league struggles continue in loss to Heerenveen

Aron Johannsson AZ Alkmaar 2 (Getty Images)

By FRANCO PANIZO

Aron Johannsson’s goal-scoring ways continued on Saturday and so too did AZ Alkmaar’s slide in the Eredivisie.

Three days after defeating SC Heerenveen on penalties in a KNVB Cup match in which Johannsson scored twice, AZ Alkmaar saw their winless run in league play extend to six games with a 5-1 defeat to the Super Frisians. Johannsson scored a goal late in the first half to make the scoreline 2-1 and give AZ some hope of a comeback, but Heerenveen responded by netting three consecutive goals to pick up an impressive road victory.

Johannsson’s goal – which came when he chested an aerial ball down and hit a potent half-volley with his right foot after being allowed space – raises his season total in league play to 11. He has 18 across all competitions.

Here is the goal:


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What do you think of Johannsson’s goal? Surprised by AZ Alkmaar’s skid? How many more goals do you see Johannsson scoring this season?

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10 comments
  • Chris

    The Iceman is on a tear. This is great to see. I hope he and Jozy can work on their chemistry and really get things going together with the national team.

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    • Benjamin C.

      As opposed to a virtual reality/computerized league? Do they have to use the technology from ‘Virtuosity’ that made Russell Crowe’s character ‘real’ so that Johannsson can play for the National Team?

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    • Junior

      Even if he did score in a “real league’, You’re next complaint would be-
      “Call me when he scores for USA”
      “Call me when he scores in the world cup”
      “call me when he scores of a front flip”

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  • Joe+G

    Actually, AZ was down 3-1 at the break and Heerenveen only scored 2 in the 2nd half (though they could have netted more). The 3rd goal was a really horrible backpass to the GK in traffic.

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  • Excellency

    Hopefully the USMNT will use him on left wing / right wing. He wants a little space and he will not get that at the wc at the traditional cf position. He was shit down against Austria playing in the centre for us.

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  • Excellency

    Hopefully the USMNT will use him on the left/right wing. He wants a little space and he will not get that at the wc at the traditional cf position. He was shut down against Austria playing in the centre for us.

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