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Opdam leaves it late as AZ progress

Published: Thursday 22 February 2007, 21.30CET
AZ Alkmaar 2-2 Fenerbahçe SK (agg: 5-5, AZ win on away goals) Barry Opdam's late header provided a fitting conclusion to this dramatic Round of 32 meeting.

Match statistics

AZFenerbahçe

Goals scored2
 
2
Attempts on target3
 
6
Attempts off target4
 
4
Corners7
 
8
Offsides3
 
1
Fouls committed14
 
10
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 22 February 2007, 21.30CET

Opdam leaves it late as AZ progress

AZ Alkmaar 2-2 Fenerbahçe SK (agg: 5-5, AZ win on away goals) Barry Opdam's late header provided a fitting conclusion to this dramatic Round of 32 meeting.

Having relinquished a 3-1 lead to draw last week's first leg in Istanbul, AZ Alkmaar turned the tables on Fenerbahçe SK tonight to reach the last 16 of the UEFA Cup.

Opdam decider
Fenerbahçe were 2-0 up on the night, and 5-3 ahead on aggregate, at the DSB-Stadium thanks to Tümer Metin's 21st-minute opener and a second 13 minutes later from Alex, both goals created by Mateja Kežman crosses. Maarten Martens gave AZ hope by reducing arrears shortly after the hour, however, and a late header from defender Barry Opdam completed the comeback as the Dutch title challengers ran out winners on away goals. Their prize is a tie against Newcastle United FC.

Tümer strike
Fenerbahçe midfielder Alex had the first opportunity, latching on to a loose ball before powering in a drive from 17 metres which fizzed just wide. Tümer showed him how to do it soon after, unleashing an unstoppable shot from the edge of the penalty box beyond Boy Waterman, following Kežman's ball in from the right. More sterling work from Kežman led to the visitors' second goal as the Serbian international cut inside his man and teed up Alex who made no mistake.

Dramatic tie
With his side heading out of the competition, AZ coach Louis van Gaal sent on Martens and Julian Jenner immediately after the break and the pair wasted little time in enlivening proceedings. Martens ensured a frantic finish by converting Demy de Zeeuw's fine pass after 63 minutes, before Jenner delivered a free-kick on to the head of Opdam with four minutes remaining to seal the final act of a gripping two-legged tie.

Last updated: 23/02/07 0.42CET

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Lineups

az

AZ

fenerbahçe

Fenerbahçe

16
WatermanBoy Waterman (GK)
1
Volkan DemirelVolkan Demirel (GK)
2
JaliensKew Jaliens
5
Ümit ÖzatÜmit Özat (C)
Substitution90
4
OpdamBarry Opdam
Yellow Card68
Goal86
24
Deniz BarışDeniz Barış
Yellow Card29
Substitution80
5
De ClerTim de Cler
19
Önder TuracıÖnder Turacı
23
SteinssonGrétar Steinsson
Yellow Card61
36
Edu DracenaEdu Dracena
20
De ZeeuwDemy de Zeeuw
35
LuganoDiego Lugano
Yellow Card90+2
15
MolhoekRogier Molhoek
Substitution46
4
AppiahStephen Appiah
Yellow Card18
18
DembéléMousa Dembélé
11
Tümer MetinTümer Metin
Goal21
19
KoevermansDanny Koevermans
20
AlexAlex
Goal34
9
ArveladzeShota Arveladze (C)
Substitution89
9
KežmanMateja Kežman
6
BoukhariNourdin Boukhari
Substitution46
10
Tuncay ŞanlıTuncay Şanlı

Substitutes

26
BultersJob Bulters (GK)
22
Serdar KulbilgeSerdar Kulbilge (GK)
3
LuirinkGijs Luirink
7
Mehmet YozgatlıMehmet Yozgatlı
Substitution80
11
MartensMaarten Martens
Substitution46
Goal63
17
Can AratCan Arat
14
DonkRyan Donk
23
Semih ŞentürkSemih Şentürk
Substitution90
25
VormerRuud Vormer
25
BoralUğur Boral
27
JennerJulian Jenner
Substitution46
29
Olcan AdınOlcan Adın
29
LensJeremain Lens
Substitution89
30
Serkan BalcıSerkan Balcı

Coach

Louis van Gaal (NED) Zico (BRA)

Referee

Knut Kircher (GER)

Assistant referees

Harry Ehing (GER), Thorsten Schiffner (GER)

Fourth official

Michael Kempter (GER)

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