Heracles Almelo has won 1-0 against Heerenveen in a difficult match. Acquisition Ahmed Kutucu immediately proved his worth with an assist on Delano Burgzorg. Heerenveen remains eighth with 22 points due to the defeat. Heracles comes on 21 points and climbs to eleventh place.
Heracles won against FC Emmen in 2021, but lost against FC Utrecht and Vitesse and was eliminated by Feyenoord in the KNVB Cup. Heerenveen continues to cup after the victory over FC Emmen, but is already ten games without a win in the Eredivisie.
Heracles started well with an opportunity for Silvester van de Water. He shot hard after a good through pass, however. That was also the biggest chance of the first half, in which Heerenveen coach Johnny Jansen saw Siem de Jong fall out injured.
In the second half, Heracles brought the striker Ahmed Kutucu, hired from Schalke, for Ismail Azzaoui. After Heerenveen lost the ball, Kutucu was sent into the depth. The attacker kept the overview and lost to Burgzorg, who scored the winning goal in the 88th minute. The Turkish international also had a chance at the 2-0, but he shot goalkeeper Erwin Mulder.