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Goryainov stars but Metalist draw puts AZ through

Published: Thursday 15 December 2011, 22.54CET
AZ Alkmaar 1-1 FC Metalist Kharkiv
A stunning performance from keeper Oleksandr Goryainov denied AZ victory, though a point was enough to take the Dutch side into the last 32.
Goryainov stars but Metalist draw puts AZ through
Adam Maher and Jóhann Gudmundsson celebrate AZ's goal ©Getty Images

Match statistics

AZMetalist

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target11
 
4
Attempts off target7
 
4
Corners3
 
3
Offsides2
 
0
Fouls committed11
 
9
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Group G

PPts
1FC Metalist Kharkiv Metalist614
2AZ Alkmaar AZ68
3FK Austria Wien Austria Wien68
4Malmö FF Malmö61
Last updated: 17/05/2012 12:39 CET

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Published: Thursday 15 December 2011, 22.54CET

Goryainov stars but Metalist draw puts AZ through

AZ Alkmaar 1-1 FC Metalist Kharkiv
A stunning performance from keeper Oleksandr Goryainov denied AZ victory, though a point was enough to take the Dutch side into the last 32.

AZ Alkmaar are through to the UEFA Europa League round of 32, but goal difference alone kept them above FK Austria Wien following their 1-1 draw with Group G winners FC Metalist Kharkiv.

Metalist goalkeeper Oleksandr Goryainov shone on a rainy night in the Netherlands, making save after save to deny Gertjan Verbeek's enterprising side victory. Metalist took the lead late in the first half with Marko Dević beating Esteban Alvarado on a rare foray forward, but while Adam Maher responded within seconds, Goryainov was not to be beaten again.

With the bulk of their South American stars given the night off, Metalist were not their usual, sparkling selves, and the Dutch league leaders were given the run of the field. Goryainov must have had an inkling of what was to come after he was called on to deny Nick Viergever and, from the rebound, Maher, early on with Roy Beerens further testing the 36-year-old's reflexes with an angled blast.

Metalist converted their first presentable chance, Dević turning Oleg Shelayev's ball into the net after AZ failed to clear a corner. The 18-year-old Maher replied within a minute, finishing at the near post after Etienne Reijnen charged for the byline to flip the ball into his path. AZ were on the up, and Rasmus Elm fired just wide from distance and hit the bar with a mighty free-kick before the break.

Goryainov earned his luck, though, saving brilliantly from Beerens and Elm just after the hour, and then flinging himself full-stretch to fend away Jozy Altidore's goal-bound effort. With news filtering through that Austria Wien, 2-0 winners at Malmö FF, would not be able to overturn their inferior goal difference, AZ eased off and protected their point in the closing stages.

Last updated: 08/12/12 22.47CET

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Lineups

az

AZ

metalist

Metalist

34
EstebanEsteban (GK)
29
GoryainovOlexandr Goryainov (GK) (C)
4
ViergeverNick Viergever
2
RomanchukOleksandr Romanchuk
Substitution74
6
ReijnenEtienne Reijnen
3
VillagraCristian Villagra
7
GudmundssonJohann Gudmundsson
Yellow Card52
Substitution59
5
ShelayevOleh Shelayev
Yellow Card54
Substitution61
8
MaherAdam Maher
Goal37
6
TorsiglieriMarco Torsiglieri
Yellow Card45+2
15
S. PoulsenSimon Poulsen
7
ValyayevSerhiy Valyayev
16
WernbloomPontus Wernbloom
8
EdmarEdmar
17
AltidoreJozy Altidore
17
PshenychnykhSerhiy Pshenychnykh
20
ElmRasmus Elm
23
BlancoSebastián Blanco
Yellow Card63
Substitution89
23
BeerensRoy Beerens
30
GueyePapa Gueye
25
MoisanderNiklas Moisander (C)
33
DevićMarko Dević
Goal37

Substitutes

21
HeijblokErik Heijblok (GK)
81
DišljenkovićVladimir Dišljenković (GK)
10
FalkenburgErik Falkenburg
1
StartsevMaksym Startsev (GK)
14
KlavanRagnar Klavan
4
BerezovchukAndriy Berezovchuk
Substitution89
26
OrtizCelso Ortiz
22
ObradovićMilan Obradović
Substitution61
27
HolmanBrett Holman
Substitution59
24
BudnikYevhen Budnik
Substitution74
28
LamThomas Lam
99
RadchenkoArtem Radchenko
35
BenschopCharlison Benschop

Coach

Gertjan Verbeek (NED) Myron Markevich (UKR)

Referee

Carlos Gómez (ESP)

Assistant referees

Javier Rodriguez (ESP), Luis Martinez (ESP)

Fourth official

Carlos Del Cerro (ESP)

Additional assistant referees

David Fernández Borbalán (ESP), José Luis Paradas Romero (ESP)

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