After the weekend’s football action, AZ is now in 15th place in the Dutch premier league, hovering just above the relegation zone.
AZ lost 2-1 to RKC Waalwijk and is now level on points with Roda JC in sixeenth place. Earlier in the week, the Alkmaar side qualified for the final of the Dutch cup by beating Ajax.
In other matches, PSV Eindhoven and Ajax both picked up victories on Saturday, ensuring the gap between them at the top of the league remains two points.
Leaders PSV had a 2-0 win at home to second-bottom VVV-Venlo, while Ajax won 2-0 at FC Twente. Twente, who lost coach Steve McClaren last week, have failed to win seven games in a row.