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Group stage - Group L

Shakhter - AZ
1-1
 

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AZ maintain unbeaten start in Group L

Published: Thursday 24 October 2013, 19.57CET
FC Shakhter Karagandy 1-1 AZ Alkmaar
The Eredivisie side claimed a point from the longest journey in the history of UEFA group stage competitions to maintain their unbeaten start in Group L.
AZ maintain unbeaten start in Group L
AZ celebrate the goal that kept them unbeaten in the group ©Dinara Baikadamova
 

Match statistics

Shakhter
AZ

1

Goals scored

1

33

Possession (%)

67

10

Total attempts

11

5

on target

3

2

off target

7

3

blocked

1

0

against woodwork

0

4

Corners

4

0

Offsides

0

2

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

18

Fouls committed

21

20

Fouls suffered

14

238

Passes

526

142

completed

452

Lineups

shakhter

Shakhter

az

AZ

35Mokin (GK)1Esteban (GK)
Yellow Card59
3Vičius2Johansson
4Vasiljević
Yellow Card59
4Viergever
14Finonchenko (C)
Goal11
7Gudmundsson
Goal26
17Poryvaev
Yellow Card45+1
8Gudelj
20Džidić11Martens (C)
25Maliy
Substitution76
20Jóhannsson
28Ghazaryan23Beerens
87Simčević24Gouweleeuw
88Cañas
Substitution89
26Ortiz
91Khizhnichenko
Substitution86
29Wuytens

Substitutes

31Tkachuk (GK)16De Winter (GK)
7Bayzhanov
Substitution89
3Marcellis
19Tarasov
Substitution76
12Elm
22Gabyshev19Henriksen
24Darabayev22Berghuis
45Murtazayev30Haps
78Zenkovich
Substitution86
44Avdic

Coaches

Viktor Kumykov (RUS) Dick Advocaat (NED)

Referee

Yevhen Aranovskiy (UKR)

Press kits

Last updated: 24/10/2013 20:13 CET

Standings

Group L

PPts
PAOK FC PAOK37
AZ Alkmaar AZ35
FC Shakhter Karagandy Shakhter32
Maccabi Haifa FC M. Haifa31
Last updated: 25/10/2013 09:27 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
  
Published: Thursday 24 October 2013, 19.57CET

AZ maintain unbeaten start in Group L

FC Shakhter Karagandy 1-1 AZ Alkmaar
The Eredivisie side claimed a point from the longest journey in the history of UEFA group stage competitions to maintain their unbeaten start in Group L.

AZ Alkmaar remain unbeaten in UEFA Europa League Group L after a 1-1 draw with FC Shakhter Karagandy in Astana.

The Kazakh side started brightly and forged ahead through Andrei Finonchenko's second goal in as many UEFA Europa League games. AZ were making the longest journey in the history of UEFA group stage competitions – around 4,400km – and earned a point to take back to the Netherlands thanks to Johann Gudmundsson's composed finish.

Without a win in their opening two matches, Shakhter set about securing their first triumph in determined fashion and could have scored twice in the opening three minutes. First, neat play around the edge of the AZ box released Gevorg Ghazaryan, but he could only fire straight at Esteban inside 55 seconds. Then, Sergei Khizhnichenko raced clear before failing to get the necessary purchase on his shot and allowing AZ's No1 to save easily low to his left.

Dick Advocaat's charges had been warned in open play, yet it was a long throw that proved their undoing. Gediminas Vičius' delivery from the right was flicked on by Nikola Vasiljević and Finonchenko was on hand at the back post to tap in from close range. AZ had rarely threatened, but they levelled against the run of play with their first attempt in the 26th minute. A sublime Mattias Johansson pass in behind Aldin Džidić was weighted perfectly for Gudmundsson to race onto, and the Iceland winger poked past the onrushing Aleksandr Mokin for his second goal in the competition.

The second half began in an almost identical manner to the first, but again Khizhnichenko was denied by Esteban's right arm when clear on goal. The Eredivisie side responded as they sought a third successive European away win, yet the spoils were ultimately shared after Aron Jóhannsson had an effort blocked and headed another harmlessly wide.

Last updated: 26/10/13 0.02CET

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