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Sigthórsson steers AZ past BATE

Published: Wednesday 15 December 2010, 20.52CET
AZ Alkmaar 3-0 FC BATE Borisov
The visitors were forced to settle for second place in Group E with Kolbeinn Sigthórsson scoring twice for the eliminated hosts.
Sigthórsson steers AZ past BATE
Kolbeinn Sigthórsson also scored in the reverse fixture for AZ ©Getty Images

Match statistics

AZBATE

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target11
 
5
Attempts off target2
 
6
Corners3
 
5
Offsides7
 
2
Fouls committed12
 
7
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Wednesday 15 December 2010, 20.52CET

Sigthórsson steers AZ past BATE

AZ Alkmaar 3-0 FC BATE Borisov
The visitors were forced to settle for second place in Group E with Kolbeinn Sigthórsson scoring twice for the eliminated hosts.

FC BATE Borisov's hopes of finishing top of Group E were dashed in the Netherlands as eliminated AZ Alkmaar secured a 3-0 triumph.

How the first half only produced one goal was something of a mystery but it was AZ, the dominant force, who struck first through Kolbeinn Sigthórsson after seven minutes. BATE needed to better FC Dynamo Kyiv's result at home to FC Sheriff to seal the section summit but rarely looked like salvaging anything after the restart before Sigthórsson's second and Adam Maher's goal confirmed their defeat.

Sigthórsson broke the deadlock when he nodded a long goal-kick to Maarten Martens and burst onto the return pass before unleashing an unstoppable 20-metre drive in off the underside of the bar. Sergei Sosnovski almost provided an instant response when his poked effort was saved by Sergio Romero before the hosts conjured and spurned a clutch of chances.

Brett Holman created the first as he crossed from the byline only for Pontus Wernbloom's shot to be blocked on the line by Aleksandr Yurevich. Holman then headed over a presentable centre from Martens and Erik Falkenburg homed in on Sergei Veremko only to pull his shot wide of the goalkeeper's far upright. Pavel Nekhaychik skewed wide after a lively visiting attack while Sigthórsson failed to connect sufficiently as AZ carved their way through again. Holman's strike was then palmed onto the bar by Veremko.

The second half was always unlikely to be as open and so it transpired. The closest BATE came to levelling was when Renan Bressan's free-kick was repelled by Romero with the follow-up disallowed for offside. Substitute Johann Gudmundsson created two goals to confirm AZ's victory, sliding in Sigthórsson to find an empty net on 84 minutes then releasing 17-year-old Maher (86) to fire in a debut goal.

Last updated: 17/12/10 0.08CET

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Lineups

az

AZ

bate

BATE

22
RomeroSergio Romero (GK)
16
VeremkoSergei Veremko (GK)
2
JaliensKew Jaliens
2
LikhtarovichDmitri Likhtarovich (C)
Yellow Card80
Substitution85
4
MorenoHéctor Moreno
3
SosnovskiSergei Sosnovski
Yellow Card45+1
Substitution56
5
ViergeverNick Viergever
Yellow Card25
Substitution62
4
ShitovIgor Shitov
7
FalkenburgErik Falkenburg
5
YurevichAleksandr Yurevich
8
SchaarsStijn Schaars (C)
Yellow Card76
10
Renan BressanRenan Bressan
11
MartensMaarten Martens
Substitution46
13
NekhaychikPavel Nekhaychik
16
WernbloomPontus Wernbloom
Yellow Card60
Substitution71
14
RadkovArtem Radkov
19
SigthórssonKolbeinn Sigthórsson
Goal7
Goal84
17
PavlovAleksandr Pavlov
Substitution62
25
MoisanderNiklas Moisander
20
RodionovVitali Rodionov
27
HolmanBrett Holman
25
BagaDmitri Baga

Substitutes

37
VerhulstHobie Verhulst (GK)
30
GutorAleksandr Gutor (GK)
15
S. PoulsenSimon Poulsen
Substitution62
8
A. VolodkoAleksandr Volodko
Substitution85
17
GudmundssonJohann Gudmundsson
Substitution46
15
SkavyshMaksim Skavysh
Substitution62
26
OrtizCelso Ortiz
23
OlekhnovichEdgar Olekhnovich
Substitution56
28
SwertsGill Swerts
29
GlebkoSergei Glebko
35
BenschopCharlison Benschop
38
MaherAdam Maher
Substitution71
Goal86

Coach

Gertjan Verbeek (NED) Viktor Goncharenko (BLR)

Referee

Alexandru Deaconu (ROU)

Assistant referees

George Adrian Vidan (ROU), Sebastian Gheorghe (ROU)

Fourth official

Sebastian Colţescu (ROU)

Additional assistant referees

Robert Dumitru (ROU), István Kovács (ROU)

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