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Alkmaar end Aachen adventure

Published: Thursday 24 February 2005, 21.15CET
AZ Alkmaar 2-1 TSV Alemannia Aachen (agg: 2-1) A home comeback defeats the 2. Bundesliga side.

Match statistics

AZAachen

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target2
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red cards0
1

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 24 February 2005, 21.15CET

Alkmaar end Aachen adventure

AZ Alkmaar 2-1 TSV Alemannia Aachen (agg: 2-1) A home comeback defeats the 2. Bundesliga side.

By Berend Scholten at Alkmaarderhout Stadium

AZ Alkmaar came from behind to reach the UEFA Cup last 16 and destroy TSV Alemannia Aachen's dreams of winning the trophy from the German second division.

Mathijsen winner
The first leg having been scoreless, Aachen led through venerable Dutch striker Erik Meijer's away goal at half-time, but Barry van Galen struck after the break and following the dismissal of visiting defender Thomas Stehle, Alkmaar captain Joris Mathijsen claimed the winner eleven minutes from the end.

Landzaat out
Eredivisie contenders Alkmaar were without captain and playmaker Danny Landzaat due to an ankle injury, and it was Aachen who took the early initiative, Meijer's dangerous header forcing Henk Timmer to save. Alkmaar gradually began to move forward, Aachen goalkeeper Stefan Straub punching away Van Galen's shot on 17 minutes.

Aachen ahead
However, Aachen were still creating chances, and just after Timmer had stopped Frank Paulus's long-range effort on the half hour, the 2. Bundesliga team scored. A corner from Sergio Pinto was headed on by Alexander Klitzpera for Meijer to convert from point-blank.

Scores level
With his side still trailing 12 minutes into the second period, Alkmaar coach Co Adriaanse introduced Tarik Sektioui and Robin Nelisse for Stein Huysegems and Adil Ramzi. Within four minutes the scores were level, Kenneth Perez setting up Van Galen to shoot in from the edge of the box.

Home relief
Aachen still led on away goals, but in the 71st minute their task became harder when Stehle picked up his second yellow card. Now Alkmaar were pressing hard, and Van Galen hit the crossbar before finally Nelisse headed back a corner for Joris Mathijsen to shoot in. The Alkmaarderhout exploded with relief, and Alkmaar can now look forward to a last-16 tie against FC Shakhtar Donetsk.

Last updated: 24/02/05 23.59CET

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Lineups

az

AZ

aachen

Aachen

1
TimmerHenk Timmer (GK)
1
StraubStephan Straub (GK)
2
KromkampJan Kromkamp
2
PaulusFranck Paulus
Substitution74
5
MathijsenJoris Mathijsen (C)
Goal80
3
KlitzperaAlexander Klitzpera
4
OpdamBarry Opdam
7
PlasshenrichReiner Plasshenrich
Yellow Card84
15
De ClerTim de Cler
8
RolfesSimon Rolfes
8
LindenberghOlaf Lindenbergh
9
GomezDaniel Gomez
Substitution77
10
RamziAdil Ramzi
Substitution58
11
MeijerErik Meijer (C)
Goal31
20
Van GalenBarry van Galen
Yellow Card39
Goal62
Substitution83
12
SichoneMoses Sichone
Yellow Card52
Substitution83
21
PerezKenneth Perez
17
StehleThomas Stehle
Red/Yellow Card72
9
HuysegemsStein Huysegems
Substitution57
18
da Silva PintoSergio da Silva Pinto
Yellow Card90+4
17
MeerdinkMartijn Meerdink
27
NollEmil Noll

Substitutes

24
ZwarthoedTheo Zwarthoed (GK)
24
NichtKristian Nicht (GK)
18
BuskermolenMichael Buskermolen
5
BrinkmannDennis Brinkmann
Substitution74
7
ElkhattabiAli Elkhattabi
6
LandgrafWilfried Landgraf
3
JaliensKew Jaliens
Substitution83
10
PetrovicIvan Petrovic
27
MedunjaninHaris Medunjanin
16
IwelumoChris Iwelumo
Substitution83
19
NelisseRobin Nelisse
Substitution58
20
ScharpingJens Scharping
11
SektiouiTarik Sektioui
Substitution57
22
MichalkeKai Michalke
Substitution77

Coach

Co Adriaanse (NED) Dieter Hecking (GER)

Referee

Darko Čeferin (SVN)

Assistant referees

Andrej Kokolj (SVN), Primož Arhar (SVN)

Fourth official

Matjaz Bohinc (SVN)

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