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Andrija Novakovich scores for Fortuna Sittard in 4-2 loss

Fortuna Sittard had a rough day, but Novakovich managed to get on the scoresheet

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United States Men’s National Team and Fortuna Sittard striker Andrija Novakovich scored his sixth goal of the Eredivisie season, (seventh in all competitions) in a 4-2 loss to AZ Alkmaar.

With Fortuna and Alkmaar tied 1-1, in first-half stoppage time, Novakovich fired a shot from the top of the eighteen. It took a sizable deflection off of an Alkmaar defender before beating goalkeeper Marco Bizot at the near post.

Ultimately, Novakovich’s 46th minute strike was not enough, as Alkmaar scored three unanswered second-half goals. With the victory, Alkmaar sits 4th in the 18 team Eredivisie.

As a result of the loss, Fortuna is 13th. It is just two points above a place in the relegation playoffs (the 18th place team is automatically relegated and the 17th, as well as 16th place teams take part in the relegation playoffs).