U Nisy - Liberec 20/02/2014 - 19:00CET (19:00 local time)

Round of 32, First leg

Liberec - AZ
0-1

Liberec - AZ 0-1 - 20/02/2014 - Match page - UEFA Europa League 2014

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Viergever gives AZ upper hand at Liberec

Published: Thursday 20 February 2014, 21.00CET
Viergever gives AZ upper hand at Liberec
AZ winger Roy Beerens (left) takes on Liberec's Jiří Fleišman ©AFP/Getty Images

Nick Viergever was in the right place at the right time to earn AZ Alkmaar a 1-0 UEFA Europa League round of 32 first-leg win at FC Slovan Liberec.

The AZ captain pounced in the 89th minute to prod into an unguarded net after home keeper Přemysl Kovář had spilled Nemanja Gudelj's deep free-kick. It was a goal the Dutch team's endeavour deserved; AZ exuded a self-assurance rooted in a six-match European unbeaten run, taking the game to their Czech hosts and pinning them back for long periods.

 

Lineups

liberec

Liberec

az

AZ

16Kovář (GK)1Esteban (GK)
5Coufal4Viergever (C)
Goal89
8Pavelka6Reijnen
Yellow Card57
10Rybalka
Yellow Card88
7Gudmundsson
11Frýdek8Gudelj
12Sackey
Yellow Card45+1
12Elm
15Kováč (C)20Jóhannsson
17Rajnoch23Beerens
23Šural24Gouweleeuw
25Fleišman26Ortiz
26Budnik
Substitution86
29Wuytens
Yellow Card90+1

Substitutes

30Hroššo (GK)16De Winter (GK)
3Karišik2Johansson
21Pimpara
Substitution86
5Gorter
22Jarolím15S. Poulsen
24Djika19Henriksen
27Kolár22Berghuis
29Pokorný44Avdic

Coaches

Jaroslav Šilhavý (CZE) Dick Advocaat (NED)

Referee

Alexandru Tudor (ROU)

Press kits

Last updated: 20/02/2014 21:10 CET

Standings

 

Match statistics

Liberec
AZ

0

Goals scored

1

33

Possession (%)

67

11

Total attempts

15

5

on target

5

4

off target

7

2

blocked

3

0

against woodwork

0

2

Corners

5

2

Offsides

0

2

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

17

Fouls committed

16

16

Fouls suffered

16

264

Passes

549

162

completed

454

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Yellow Card
    90+1
    Wuytens (AZ) is booked.
  • Goal
    89
    Viergever (AZ) scores!
    Nick Viergever pounces to prod into an unguarded goal after Přemysl Kovář spilled Nemanja Gudelj's deep free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    88
    Rybalka (Liberec) is booked.
  • Substitution
    86
    Pimpara (in) - Budnik (out) (Liberec)

See also

  • Liberec

    Next match played UEFA Europa League: v AZ, 27 February 2014, 1-1
  • AZ

    Next match played UEFA Europa League: v Liberec, 27 February 2014, 1-1
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