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Late goals keep AZ rolling

Published: Friday 3 November 2006, 0.25CET
Grasshopper-Club 2-5 AZ Alkmaar AZ struck three goals inside the final 12 minutes to make it two victories out of two in UEFA Cup Group C.

Match statistics

GCAZ

Goals scored2
 
5
Attempts on target4
 
8
Attempts off target5
 
3
Corners5
 
4
Offsides2
 
4
Fouls committed6
 
16
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Friday 3 November 2006, 0.25CET

Late goals keep AZ rolling

Grasshopper-Club 2-5 AZ Alkmaar AZ struck three goals inside the final 12 minutes to make it two victories out of two in UEFA Cup Group C.

AZ Alkmaar struck three late goals to earn a handsome 5-2 win at Grasshopper-Club and maintain their unbeaten record on their travels this season.

Flattering scoreline
This was a second victory in UEFA Cup Group C for Louis van Gaal's side who fought back from a goal down at the interval to make it a disappointing start to the group stage for Grasshoppers. The teams were locked at 2-2 when Moussa Dembélé turned Danny Koevermans's cross past Fabio Coltorti in the 78th minute. Maarten Martens and Dembélé then added a flattering gloss to the scoreline with further goals deep into added time.

Grasshoppers jump in front
Few would have guessed at the final outcome when Grasshoppers went in front in the 29th minute as Biscotte Mbala Mbuta beat Khalid Sinouh with a low shot from close range. However, within eleven minutes of the restart the Dutch side were in front. Shota Arveladze equalised on 48 minutes, firing past Coltorti at the near post, before Demy de Zeeuw found the net from 25 metres.

Visitors regain initiative
Grasshoppers were back on level terms in the 62nd minute when Roland Schwegler supplied Eduardo and the Brazilian No10 drove home from inside the box. The introduction of Koevermans in place of Stijn Schaars helped the visitors regain the initiative, though, as the substitute set up Dembélé for AZ's third. The Swiss hosts did not recover and leaked two more goals late on. Maartens's 20-metre strike made it 4-2 in the 93rd minute before Dembélé hit the fifth two minutes later.

Last updated: 03/11/06 10.01CET

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Lineups

grasshoppers

Grasshoppers

az

AZ

1
ColtortiFabio Coltorti (GK) (C)
22
SinouhKhalid Sinouh (GK)
2
LangkampMatthias Langkamp
Substitution13
2
JaliensKew Jaliens
3
WeligtonWeligton
4
OpdamBarry Opdam
Yellow Card35
10
EduardoEduardo
Goal61
5
De ClerTim de Cler
20
Mbala MbutaBiscotte Mbala Mbuta
Goal29
Substitution88
8
SchaarsStijn Schaars
Substitution71
21
RisticSreto Ristic
9
ArveladzeShota Arveladze (C)
Goal47
Substitution89
22
Roberto PintoRoberto Pinto
Substitution74
11
MartensMaarten Martens
Goal90+2
24
JaggyKim Jaggy
18
DembéléMousa Dembélé
Goal78
Yellow Card84
Goal90+4
30
AntónioAntónio
Yellow Card69
20
De ZeeuwDemy de Zeeuw
Goal55
32
SutterScott Sutter
23
SteinssonGrétar Steinsson
35
SalaticVeroljub Salatic
Yellow Card51
24
MendesDavid Mendes
Yellow Card87

Substitutes

18
HuberManuel Huber (GK)
26
BultersJob Bulters (GK)
4
SchweglerRoland Schwegler
Substitution13
7
GudjónssonJóhannes Gudjónsson
Substitution89
7
TouréDemba Touré
Substitution88
19
KoevermansDanny Koevermans
Substitution71
19
LeónDiego León
Substitution74
10
CziommerSimon Cziommer
6
SeoaneGerardo Seoane
14
DonkRyan Donk
8
RenggliMichel Renggli
15
MolhoekRogier Molhoek
14
PavlovicDusan Pavlovic
25
VormerRuud Vormer

Coach

Krassimir Balakov (BUL) Louis van Gaal (NED)

Referee

Athanassios Briakos (GRE)

Assistant referees

Konstantinos Galanos (GRE), Dimitrios Bersis (GRE)

Fourth official

Heraklis Tsikinis (GRE)

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