After the break AZ played better. A goal by Teun Koopmeiners was still rejected, but Albert Gudmundsson scored from a nice attack. Heracles answered quickly, but a shot from Lerin Duarte ended up on the post. AZ left back Owen Wijndal escaped his second yellow card after holding his opponent.
A real final offensive then did not come from Heracles, meaning that AZ's first victory in five duels was no longer endangered.