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Jaliens nods AZ past Sheriff

Published: Thursday 16 September 2010, 20.45CET
AZ Alkmaar 2-1 FC Sheriff
An 83rd-minute header from defender Kew Jaliens gave Gertjan Verbeek's men the points in their UEFA Europa League Group E opener.
Jaliens nods AZ past Sheriff
AZ left it late to overcome Sheriff ©Getty Images

Match statistics

AZSheriff

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target5
 
6
Attempts off target8
 
6
Corners6
 
2
Offsides4
 
3
Fouls committed13
 
18
Yellow cards0
3
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 16 September 2010, 20.45CET

Jaliens nods AZ past Sheriff

AZ Alkmaar 2-1 FC Sheriff
An 83rd-minute header from defender Kew Jaliens gave Gertjan Verbeek's men the points in their UEFA Europa League Group E opener.

Kew Jaliens' late header proved decisive as AZ Alkmaar edged FC Sheriff 2-1 in an entertaining Group E opener the Netherlands.

Johann Gudmundsson put the hosts ahead on 14 minutes, but the visitors always posed a threat and were rewarded when Héctor Moreno fired into his own net midway through the second half. Both sides pressed for victory but it was AZ who prevailed thanks to Jaliens' 83rd-minute winner.

Sheriff needed resilience having failed to win in their last eight European away games, but the manner of the first AZ goal demonstrated why Andrei Sosnitski's side have been so ineffective on their travels. There was little danger when Vladimir Branković passed back to Vladislav Stoyanov but the goalkeeper could only present Gudmundsson with the opener when trying to return the ball to his left-back.

However, the Yellow and Blacks' response was admirable with the equaliser almost instant through André Diedhiou's snap shot while AZ custodian Joey Didulica was also up to the task, keeping out Jymmy França's header following a Benjamin Balima cross. Erik Falkenburg was at the heart of AZ's better moments, flicking on to the roof of the net after a flowing move involving Stijn Schaars and Maarten Martens.

Falkenburg called Stoyanov into action after the restart while França's poked effort dropped onto the roof of net as both sides continued to create chances. Jonathas volleyed just wide from 30 metres with a sensational effort but AZ's failure to prise the second goal was exploited when Baco Nikolić's cross was deflected into his own net by Moreno after 68 minutes.

José Nadson nearly responded in kind with an inadvertent header before Sheriff's best chance to complete the turnaround arrived via Florent Rouamba's drive that Didulica did well to tip over. That intervention proved telling as Jaliens escaped to head in Martens corner and settle the contest.

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Lineups

az

AZ

sheriff

Sheriff

1
DidulicaJoey Didulica (GK)
25
StoyanovVladislav Stoyanov (GK)
2
JaliensKew Jaliens
Goal83
7
NikolićBaco Nikolić
3
MarcellisDirk Marcellis
9
Jymmy FrançaJymmy França
Substitution69
4
MorenoHéctor Moreno
Goal68
10
ErokhinAleksandr Erokhin
Yellow Card57
Substitution62
7
FalkenburgErik Falkenburg
Substitution60
14
BalimaBenjamin Balima
8
SchaarsStijn Schaars (C)
17
RouambaFlorent Rouamba
11
MartensMaarten Martens
21
DiedhiouAndré Diedhiou
14
KlavanRagnar Klavan
Substitution46
26
SamardžićMiral Samardžić
Yellow Card62
16
WernbloomPontus Wernbloom
28
NadsonNadson (C)
17
GudmundssonJohann Gudmundsson
Goal14
Substitution77
30
BrankovićVladimir Branković
20
ElmRasmus Elm
44
AdamovićMiloš Adamović
Yellow Card42
Substitution88

Substitutes

37
VerhulstHobie Verhulst (GK)
12
StajilaDmitri Stajila (GK)
5
ViergeverNick Viergever
6
ScripcencoAlexandru Scripcenco
9
JonathasJonathas
Substitution60
8
GheorghievSerghei Gheorghiev
15
S. PoulsenSimon Poulsen
Substitution46
11
GauračsEdgars Gauračs
Substitution88
19
SigthórssonKolbeinn Sigthórsson
Substitution77
16
KhachaturovArtyom Khachaturov
26
OrtizCelso Ortiz
19
DjurovićMarko Djurović
Substitution69
28
SwertsGill Swerts
22
Fred NelsonFred Nelson
Substitution62

Coach

Gertjan Verbeek (NED) Andrei Sosnitski (BLR)

Referee

Tony Asumaa (FIN)

Assistant referees

Matti Heininen (FIN), Esa Vehvilainen (FIN)

Fourth official

Toni Pohjoismäki (FIN)

Additional assistant referees

Mattias Gestranius (FIN), Antti Munukka (FIN)

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