AZ Stadion - Alkmaar 28/11/2013 - 19:00CET (19:00 local time)

Group stage - Group L

AZ - M. Haifa
2-0
 

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AZ progress and eliminate Maccabi

Published: Thursday 28 November 2013, 20.56CET
AZ Alkmaar 2-0 Maccabi Haifa FC
The Eredivisie side secured a last-32 berth and eliminated their visitors thanks to goals from Nemanja Gudelj and Johann Gudmundsson.
AZ progress and eliminate Maccabi
Nemanja Gudelj celebrates scoring AZ's opener ©AFP/Getty Images
 

Match statistics

AZ
M. Haifa

2

Goals scored

0

57

Possession (%)

43

11

Total attempts

5

5

on target

0

5

off target

5

1

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

2

Corners

6

0

Offsides

2

0

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

18

Fouls committed

9

8

Fouls suffered

18

475

Passes

346

381

completed

269

Lineups

az

AZ

m. haifa

M. Haifa

1Esteban (GK)33Šaranov (GK)
2Johansson6Abukrat
4Viergever10Rayo
7Gudmundsson
Goal90+5
11Vered
Substitution62
8Gudelj
Goal37
13Twatha
11Martens (C)17Turgeman
Yellow Card12
20Jóhannsson
Substitution81
18Gabai
23Beerens
Substitution68
19Abuhazira
Substitution70
24Gouweleeuw21Keinan (C)
26Ortiz25Cocalić
29Wuytens26Yadin
Substitution79

Substitutes

16De Winter (GK)22Edri (GK)
6Reijnen3Scheimann
12Elm
Substitution68
5Falach
19Henriksen7Boccoli
Substitution79
22Berghuis9Azulay
Substitution62
30Haps12Ndlovu
Substitution70
44Avdic
Substitution81
24Gozlan

Coaches

Dick Advocaat (NED) Arik Benado (ISR)

Referee

Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR)

Press kits

Last updated: 28/11/2013 21:20 CET

Standings

Group L

PPts
AZ Alkmaar AZ511
PAOK FC PAOK511
Maccabi Haifa FC M. Haifa52
FC Shakhter Karagandy Shakhter52
Last updated: 29/11/2013 10:25 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
  
Published: Thursday 28 November 2013, 20.56CET

AZ progress and eliminate Maccabi

AZ Alkmaar 2-0 Maccabi Haifa FC
The Eredivisie side secured a last-32 berth and eliminated their visitors thanks to goals from Nemanja Gudelj and Johann Gudmundsson.

AZ Alkmaar claimed a 2-0 UEFA Europa League Group L victory over Maccabi Haifa FC to reach the round of 32 and eliminate their opponents.

Needing at least a point to book their place in the next stage, the Eredivisie side made certain with a third win in the section thanks to Nemanja Gudelj's first-half goal and an added-time Johann Gudmundsson curler. AZ face PAOK FC in their final group game to determine who finishes top of the pile, while Maccabi bow out against FC Shakhter Karagandy.

After a tentative start to proceedings it was AZ who fashioned the first meaningful chance. Maarten Martens's 24th-minute drive was saved low to his left by Bojan Šaranov, who was called upon again just past the half-hour to repel Gudelj's free-kick from the edge of the area.

The same AZ duo were then involved in the opener eight minutes before half-time as Gudelj ghosted in unmarked at the far post to volley Martens's inswinging free-kick from the right past a helpless Šaranov. Maccabi left-back Taleb Twatha provided a useful attacking outlet for the Israeli team with some surging forward runs and his cross almost laid on an equaliser but Shimon Abuhazira failed to make contact and the ball sailed narrowly past the right post.

Rayo's misdirected curler was a sign of the visitors' attacking intent at the beginning of the second period and they could have levelled with minutes of the restart but Abuhazira blazed over with only Esteban to beat following a slip by Mattias Johansson. AZ stood firm, though, and came close to a second through Nick Viergever before Gudmundsson cut in from the right past Dekel Keinan and placed a calm finish into the bottom left-hand corner to put the result beyond doubt.

Last updated: 30/11/13 0.02CET

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