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FK Austria Wien let two points slip at AZ Alkmaar on matchday three and will be eager to make amends when the sides meet again in UEFA Europa League Group G.
• In the clubs' first contest, a Dirk Marcellis own goal (19) and an Alexander Gorgon strike (29) gave the visitors a shock half-time lead which they relinquished following a Peter Hlinka own goal (80) and a Pontus Wernbloom effort (83). AZ captain Niklas Moisander was sent off at the death (90+2).
• In AZ's only previous game against Austrian opponents, they lost 2-0 at SK Sturm Graz in a 2004/05 UEFA Cup group stage meeting.
• Prior to their matchday three meeting with AZ, Austria Wien's four matches against Dutch opponents ended W3 D0 L1 (W1 D0 L0 at home). Those results include a 1989/90 UEFA Cup second leg against AFC Ajax which was abandoned after 104 minutes due to crowd trouble, with the score at 1-0 to Ajax on the night and 1-1 on aggregate. The game was subsequently awarded as a 3-0 win for Austria.
• Prior to matchday two's 2-1 win at Malmö FF, Austria had not won in 15 UEFA Cup and UEFA Europa League group stage games (three draws and 12 defeats) since a 2-1 victory at FC Utrecht in their final fixture of the 2004/05 group stage.
• Austria had gone six games unbeaten at home in Europe (four wins, two draws) before their 2-1 loss to FC Metalist Kharkiv on matchday one.
• AZ have not won in 13 away games in Europe (five draws and eight defeats) since a 1-0 UEFA Cup victory at FC Paços de Ferreira on 20 September 2007.
• Austria have scored all five of their group stage goals in the first half, three of them between the 16th and 30th minutes.
• Austria need four more goals to reach 300 in UEFA club competition; this will be their 215th UEFA game, their first being a 2-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers FC in a 1960 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup tie.
• AZ's Joey Didulica retired from football ahead of matchday three after struggling with persistent head and neck injuries. The Australian-born goalkeeper joined the club in 2006 following a spell at Austria, where the former Croatian international was a regular for three seasons. He helped his side win the 2005 Austrian Cup and a domestic double the following campaign.
• AZ boss Gertjan Verbeek spent most of his playing career as a defender at sc Heerenveen (1984-94) barring a season on loan at Heracles Almelo (1986-87). He has twice coached Heracles (2001-04 and 2009-10) either side of stints in charge of Heerenveen (2004-08) and (very briefly) Feyenoord (2008-09). AZ brought him in at the start of the 2010/11 campaign.
• Austria's coach Karl Daxbacher racked up almost 400 league appearances as a player for the club he now manages, winning seven titles and four Austrian Cups, as well as featuring in the 1978 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup final, which his side lost 4-0 to RSC Anderlecht. He has coached his old team since 2008, winning the Austrian Cup in his first full season in charge.
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