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UEFA Europa Conference League: Randers FC - AZ Alkmaar Match press kits

UEFA Europa Conference League - 2021/22 SeasonMatch press kits

Randers FCRanders FCRanders Stadium - RandersThursday 16 September 2021
21.00CET (21.00 local time)
Group D - Matchday 1
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams

Randers FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

Randers FC have not played against a club from their opponents' country

AZ Alkmaar - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

AZ Alkmaar have not played against a club from their opponents' country

Last updated 14/09/2021 17:14CET

Match background Only this chapter

Danish Cup holders Randers and Dutch side AZ Alkmaar both make their first appearance in the UEFA Europa Conference League as they open their Group D campaigns in northern Denmark.

Previous meetings
• This is Randers' maiden UEFA encounter with Dutch opponents and AZ's first against a team from Denmark.

Form guide
Randers
• Winners of the Danish Cup for the first time in 15 years – and second in all – last season, when they beat SønderjyskE 4-0 in the final, Randers are back in UEFA competition for the first time since 2015/16 and making their debut in a European group stage.

• The Jutland club's 2021/22 European campaign started in the UEFA Europa League play-offs, where they were defeated by Galatasaray (1-1 h, 1-2 a) – a result that sent Thomas Thomasberg's side into the UEFA Europa Conference League group stage.

• Randers have won just one of their last six European home games (D3 L2) – against Sant Julià of Andorra in the 2015/16 UEFA Europa League first qualifying round second leg (3-0).

AZ
• AZ finished third in the Dutch Eredivisie last season, one point behind runners-up PSV Eindhoven and 17 adrift of champions Ajax. They also featured in the UEFA Europa League group stage for the seventh time, registering eight points but failing to progress from a tightly-contested section including Napoli, Real Sociedad and Rijeka.

• The Alkmaar side, led since December 2020 by rookie head coach Pascal Jansen, are one of three Dutch sides competing in the inaugural UEFA Europa Conference League group stage – a consequence of their UEFA Europa League play-off defeat by Celtic (0-2 a, 2-1 h).

• The 1980/81 UEFA Cup runners-up have lost six of their last seven European away games, five of them without scoring, the exception a 1-0 win at Napoli on Matchday 1 last term.

Links and trivia
• AZ have a Danish goalkeeper in Peter Vindahl-Jensen, who joined from FC Nordsjælland in August. He faced Randers four times in the Danish Super Liga, winning three games, drawing the other and keeping one clean sheet. Current Randers players Tosin Kehinde, Marvin Egho and Vito Hammershøy-Mastrati (twice) have all scored past him.

• Randers are one of eight clubs making their debut appearance in a UEFA group stage this season; the others – one in each group – are Alashkert (Group A), Flora Tallinn (B), Bodø/Glimt (C), Union Berlin (E), Lincoln Red Imps (F), Mura (G) and Kairat (H).

• None of the four teams in Group D, which also contains CFR Cluj and Jablonec, kicked off their 2021/22 European campaigns in the UEFA Europa Conference League qualifying phase – as opposed to at least two clubs having done so in all of the other seven groups.

https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaconferenceleague/news/newsid=2648514.html#randers+az+alkmaar+facts

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Team facts Only this chapter

Randers FC
Formed: 2003
Nickname: Hestene (The Horses)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• None

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
Danish Cup: 2 (2021)

Ten-year European record
2020/21: did not take part in UEFA competition
2019/20:
did not take part in UEFA competition
2018/19: did not take part in UEFA competition
2017/18: did not take part in UEFA competition
2016/17: did not take part in UEFA competition
2015/16: UEFA Europa League second qualifying round
2014/15: did not take part in UEFA competition
2013/14: UEFA Europa League third qualifying round
2012/13: did not take part in UEFA competition
2011/12: did not take part in UEFA competition

Records
UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
6-1: Randers v Dudelange
01/07/10, UEFA Europa League first qualifying round first leg

• Biggest away win
0-3 twice, most recently v Gorica
15/07/10, UEFA Europa League second qualifying round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4: Randers v Hamburg
30/07/09, UEFA Europa League first qualifying round first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
2-0:
v Randers

UEFA Europa Conference League
• Biggest home win
N/A

• Biggest away win
N/A

• Heaviest home defeat
N/A

• Heaviest away defeat
N/A

https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaconferenceleague/news/newsid=2648209.html#club+facts+randers

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AZ Alkmaar
Formed:
1967
Nickname: Kaaskoppen (Cheeseheads)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup: (1981)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 2 (2009)
Dutch Cup: 4 (2013)

Ten-year European record
2020/21: UEFA Europa League group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
2019/20:
UEFA Europa League round of 32
2018/19:
UEFA Europa League second qualifying round
2017/18:
did not take part in UEFA competition
2016/17:
UEFA Europa League round of 32
2015/16:
UEFA Europa League group stage
2014/15: did not take part in UEFA competition
2013/14: UEFA Europa League quarter-finals
2012/13:
UEFA Europa League play-offs
2011/12:
UEFA Europa League quarter-finals

Records
UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
11-1: AZ v Differdange
14/09/77, UEFA Cup first round first leg

• Biggest away win
0-5 twice, most recently v Astana
07/11/19, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-5: AZ v Anji
30/08/12, UEFA Europa League play-off second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
7-1: Lyon v AZ
24/02/17, UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg

UEFA Europa Conference League
• Biggest home win
N/A

• Biggest away win
N/A

• Heaviest home defeat
N/A

• Heaviest away defeat
N/A

https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaconferenceleague/news/newsid=2648218.html#club+facts+az

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Squad list Only this chapter

Randers FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
UECLLeagueUECLUEFA
No.PlayerNat.DoBAgeDPldGlsPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
1Patrik CarlgrenSWE08/01/199229 - --8---15-
22Andreas SøndergaardDEN17/01/200120 - --------
25Jonas DakirDEN18/04/199724 - --------
51Jonas LangballeDEN20/07/200318 - --------
Defenders
2Simon GravesDEN22/05/199922 - --------
4Joel KabongoDEN05/04/199823 - --2---2-
7Mikkel KallesøeDEN20/04/199724 - --61--3-
11Erik MarxenDEN02/12/199030 - --7---6-
15Björn KopplinGER07/01/198932 - --7---2-
17Jesper LauridsenDEN27/03/199130 - --5---121
19Oliver BundgaardDEN15/06/200120 - --4---2-
34Mikkel BrundDEN06/03/200318 - --------
Midfielders
6Lasse Berg JohnsenNOR18/08/199922 - ------2-
8Simon PiesingerAUT13/05/199229 - --8---101
9Jakob AnkersenDEN22/09/199030 - --4---262
10Tosin KehindeNGA18/06/199823 - --61--2-
12Simon TibblingSWE07/09/199427 - --8---171
14Frederik LauenborgDEN18/05/199724 - --6---21
16Mads EnggårdDEN20/01/200417 - --------
18Tobias KlysnerDEN03/07/200120 - --7---2-
20Vito Hammershøj-MistratiDEN15/06/199229 - ------2-
24Issah SalouNIG04/02/199922 - --------
30Vincent OnovoDEN10/12/199525 - --3---81
39Oliver Bjerrum JensenDEN30/04/200219 - --------
Forwards
21Karl Drejer LethDEN22/08/200219 - --------
38Laurs SkjellerupDEN12/08/200219 - --------
40Filip Bundgaard KristensenDEN03/07/200417 - --2---2-
44Nicolai Brock-MadsenDEN09/01/199328 - --4---91
45Marvin EghoAUT09/05/199427 - --71--71
90Stephen OdeyNGA15/01/199823 - --1---92
99Alhaji KamaraSLE16/04/199427 - --62--9-
Coach
-Thomas ThomasbergDEN15/10/197446 - ------6-
AZ Alkmaar - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
UECLLeagueUECLUEFA
No.PlayerNat.DoBAgeDPldGlsPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
1Peter Vindahl-JensenDEN16/02/199823 - --1-----
12Hobie VerhulstNED02/04/199328 - --2---2-
16Beau ReusNED30/10/200119 - --------
30Mees BakkerNED11/03/200120 - --------
54Sem WesterveldNED18/07/200219 - --------
60Daniel DeenNED13/02/200318 - --------
Defenders
2Yukinari SugawaraJPN28/06/200021 - --3---181
3Pantelis HatzidiakosGRE18/01/199724 - --1---181
4Bruno Martins IndiNED08/02/199229 - --3---331
5Owen WijndalNED28/11/199921 - --1---221
13Vasilis PavlidisGRE04/09/200219 - --------
15Aslak Fonn WitryNOR10/03/199625 - --21--4-
22Timo LetschertNED25/05/199328 - --2---7-
26Viktor ChristianssonSWE26/09/200119 - --------
31Sam BeukemaNED17/11/199822 - ------1-
35Joey JacobsNED10/04/200021 - --------
38Tijs VelthuisNED12/01/200219 - ------1-
40Maxim DekkerNED21/04/200417 - --------
43Richard SedláčekCZE21/06/199922 - --------
45Quinten DekkersNED04/01/200120 - --------
47Misha EngelNED01/10/200218 - --------
49Fons GemmelNED21/03/200120 - --------
51Jorn BerkhoutNED18/03/200219 - --------
53Robin LathouwersNED09/03/200021 - --------
59Sem DirksNED14/03/200120 - --------
Midfielders
6Fredrik MidtsjøNOR11/08/199328 - --3---542
7Zakaria AboukhlalMAR18/02/200021 - --3---81
10Dani de WitNED28/01/199823 - --31--231
11Jesper KarlssonSWE25/07/199823 - --3---71
14Peer KoopmeinersNED04/05/200021 - --------
18Håkon EvjenNOR14/02/200021 - --3---5-
20Jordy ClasieNED27/06/199130 - --3---37-
24Tijjani ReijndersNED29/07/199823 - --3-----
25Thijs OostingNED02/05/200021 - --1---1-
28Albert GudmundssonISL15/06/199724 - --3---145
32Fedde De JongNED13/06/200318 - --------
34Zico BuurmeesterNED07/06/200219 - --------
39Iman GriffithNED02/12/200119 - --------
42Bram FrankenNED14/02/200120 - --------
52Nick TwiskNED13/03/200318 - --------
57Damienus ReversonNED18/10/200317 - --------
65Jeremy HelmerNED03/07/199724 - --------
Forwards
9Vangelis PavlidisGRE21/11/199822 - --31--42
19Jelle DuinNED27/01/199922 - --------
21Ernest PokuNED28/01/200417 - --2---2-
23Mohamed TaabouniNED29/03/200219 - --------
44Yusuf BarasıNED31/03/200318 - ------1-
50Soulyman AllouchNED26/01/200219 - --------
55Ricuenio KewalNED06/06/200219 - --------
Coach
-Pascal JansenNED27/01/197348 - ------12-

Last updated 16/09/2021 15:13CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

Randers FCFixtures and results
DateCompetitionOpponentResultGoalscorers
18/07/2021LeagueVejle BK (A)W 2-0Egho 26, Kamara 31
25/07/2021LeagueOdense BK (H)D 1-1Kamara 33
01/08/2021LeagueAGF Aarhus (A)W 2-1Kehinde 27, Greve 54
08/08/2021LeagueSønderjyskE (H)W 1-0Hammershøy-Mistrati 9
13/08/2021LeagueViborg FF (A)W 2-1Kallesøe 25, Hammershøy-Mistrati 36
19/08/2021UELGalatasaray AŞ (H)D 1-1Lauenborg 54
22/08/2021LeagueAalborg BK (H)D 1-1Hammershøy-Mistrati 24 (P)
26/08/2021UELGalatasaray AŞ (A)L 1-2Egho 11
29/08/2021LeagueSilkeborg IF (A)L 1-2Hammershøy-Mistrati 53
12/09/2021LeagueF.C. Copenhagen (H)L 0-2
16/09/2021UECLAZ Alkmaar (H)
19/09/2021LeagueFC Nordsjælland (H)
22/09/2021CupBK Fremad Amager (A)
26/09/2021LeagueFC Midtjylland (A)
30/09/2021UECLCFR 1907 Cluj (A)
03/10/2021LeagueBrøndby IF (H)
17/10/2021LeagueOdense BK (A)
21/10/2021UECLFK Jablonec (A)
24/10/2021LeagueAGF Aarhus (H)
31/10/2021LeagueFC Midtjylland (H)
04/11/2021UECLFK Jablonec (H)
07/11/2021LeagueAalborg BK (A)
21/11/2021LeagueVejle BK (H)
25/11/2021UECLCFR 1907 Cluj (H)
28/11/2021LeagueBrøndby IF (A)
09/12/2021UECLAZ Alkmaar (A)
20/02/2022LeagueViborg FF (H)
27/02/2022LeagueFC Nordsjælland (A)
06/03/2022LeagueF.C. Copenhagen (A)
13/03/2022LeagueSilkeborg IF (H)
20/03/2022LeagueSønderjyskE (A)
Pos.ClubsPWDLGFGAPts
1F.C. Copenhagen862019520
2FC Midtjylland860215518
3Aalborg BK843111715
4Randers FC842210814
5FC Nordsjælland841311813
6Silkeborg IF82518711
7Odense BK8242111310
8Brøndby IF815211128
9Viborg FF822411158
10AGF Aarhus81346126
11SønderjyskE81254115
12Vejle BK80174181
AZ AlkmaarFixtures and results
DateCompetitionOpponentResultGoalscorers
14/08/2021LeagueRKC Waalwijk (A)L 0-1
18/08/2021UELCeltic FC (A)L 0-2
26/08/2021UELCeltic FC (H)W 2-1Aboukhlal 6, Starfelt 26 (og)
29/08/2021Leaguesc Heerenveen (A)W 3-1Pavlidis 14, Witry 50, D. De Wit 88
11/09/2021LeaguePSV Eindhoven (H)L 0-3
16/09/2021UECLRanders FC (A)
19/09/2021LeagueHeracles Almelo (A)
23/09/2021LeagueFC Twente (A)
26/09/2021LeagueGo Ahead Eagles (H)
30/09/2021UECLFK Jablonec (H)
03/10/2021LeagueSC Cambuur (A)
17/10/2021LeagueFC Utrecht (H)
21/10/2021UECLCFR 1907 Cluj (A)
24/10/2021LeagueFC Groningen (A)
30/10/2021LeaguePEC Zwolle (H)
04/11/2021UECLCFR 1907 Cluj (H)
07/11/2021LeagueFeyenoord (A)
20/11/2021LeagueNEC Nijmegen (H)
25/11/2021UECLFK Jablonec (A)
28/11/2021LeagueVitesse (A)
02/12/2021LeagueSC Fortuna Sittard (H)
05/12/2021LeagueSparta Rotterdam (H)
09/12/2021UECLRanders FC (H)
12/12/2021LeagueAFC Ajax (A)
18/12/2021LeagueWillem II (H)
21/12/2021LeagueFC Groningen (H)
16/01/2022LeagueSC Fortuna Sittard (A)
22/01/2022LeagueSC Cambuur (H)
05/02/2022LeaguePSV Eindhoven (A)
13/02/2022LeagueGo Ahead Eagles (A)
20/02/2022LeagueHeracles Almelo (H)
27/02/2022LeagueFeyenoord (H)
06/03/2022LeagueNEC Nijmegen (A)
13/03/2022LeagueFC Twente (H)
20/03/2022LeagueWillem II (A)
03/04/2022LeagueVitesse (H)
10/04/2022LeaguePEC Zwolle (A)
24/04/2022Leaguesc Heerenveen (H)
01/05/2022LeagueSparta Rotterdam (A)
08/05/2022LeagueAFC Ajax (H)
11/05/2022LeagueFC Utrecht (A)
15/05/2022LeagueRKC Waalwijk (H)
Pos.ClubsPWDLGFGAPts
1PSV Eindhoven440014312
2AFC Ajax431013110
3FC Utrecht4211727
4sc Heerenveen4211667
5Willem II4211447
6NEC Nijmegen4211357
7Feyenoord3201736
8SC Cambuur4202986
9Vitesse4202396
10FC Groningen4121575
11SC Fortuna Sittard3111564
12RKC Waalwijk4112674
13FC Twente4112354
14Sparta Rotterdam4112484
15AZ Alkmaar3102353
16Go Ahead Eagles4103483
17Heracles Almelo3012141
18PEC Zwolle4004060

Last updated 14/09/2021 17:37CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Randers FC

  • UEFA Europa League - Play-off
    (19/08/2021)
    Randers FC 1-1 Galatasaray AŞ
    0-1 Kerem Aktürkoğlu 26, 1-1 Lauenborg 54
    Carlgren, Johnsen, Kallesøe (76 Kristensen), Piesinger, Marxen, Tibbling (64 Ankersen), Lauenborg, Kopplin, Klysner (64 Kehinde), Hammershøj-Mistrati (76 Kristensen), Egho (87 Brock-Madsen)
  • (26/08/2021)
    Galatasaray AŞ 2-1 Randers FC (agg: 3-2)
    0-1 Egho 11, 1-1 Van Aanholt 48, 2-1 Lauenborg 59 (og)
    Carlgren, Johnsen, Kallesøe, Piesinger, Kehinde (83 Kristensen), Marxen, Tibbling (63 Ankersen), Lauenborg, Kopplin (63 Kristensen), Hammershøj-Mistrati (63 Klysner), Egho (70 Kamara)
  • UEFA Europa Conference League - Group stage – final tournament
    Group D - Group Standings
    ClubPldWDLGFGAPts
    AZ Alkmaar0000000
    CFR 1907 Cluj0000000
    FK Jablonec0000000
    Randers FC0000000
    Matchday 1 (16/09/2021)
    Randers FC-AZ Alkmaar
  • Matchday 2 (30/09/2021)
    CFR 1907 Cluj-Randers FC
  • Matchday 3 (21/10/2021)
    FK Jablonec-Randers FC
  • Matchday 4 (04/11/2021)
    Randers FC-FK Jablonec
  • Matchday 5 (25/11/2021)
    Randers FC-CFR 1907 Cluj
  • Matchday 6 (09/12/2021)
    AZ Alkmaar-Randers FC

AZ Alkmaar

  • UEFA Europa League - Play-off
    (18/08/2021)
    Celtic FC 2-0 AZ Alkmaar
    1-0 Furuhashi 11, 2-0 Letschert 61 (og)
    Verhulst, Sugawara, Martins Indi, Midtsjø (72 Clasie), Koopmeiners, D. De Wit, Aboukhlal, Pavlidis (80 Poku), Letschert, Oosting, A. Gudmundsson (72 Evjen)
  • (26/08/2021)
    AZ Alkmaar 2-1 Celtic FC (agg: 2-3)
    0-1 Furuhashi 3, 1-1 Aboukhlal 6, 2-1 Starfelt 26 (og)
    Verhulst, Sugawara, Martins Indi, Midtsjø (75 Beukema), Koopmeiners, D. De Wit, Karlsson, Witry, Aboukhlal (71 Poku), Pavlidis (71 A. Gudmundsson), Letschert
  • UEFA Europa Conference League - Group stage – final tournament
    Matchday 1 (16/09/2021)
    Randers FC-AZ Alkmaar
  • Matchday 2 (30/09/2021)
    AZ Alkmaar-FK Jablonec
  • Matchday 3 (21/10/2021)
    CFR 1907 Cluj-AZ Alkmaar
  • Matchday 4 (04/11/2021)
    AZ Alkmaar-CFR 1907 Cluj
  • Matchday 5 (25/11/2021)
    FK Jablonec-AZ Alkmaar
  • Matchday 6 (09/12/2021)
    AZ Alkmaar-Randers FC

Last updated 14/09/2021 17:15CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeDuje Strukan (CRO)
  • Assistant refereesGoran Perica (CRO) , Alen Jakšić (CRO)
  • Fourth officialIvan Bebek (CRO)
  • UEFA DelegateSanja Bosanac Perisic (MNE)
  • UEFA Referee observerRobert Sedlacek (AUT)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Duje Strukan16/05/1984326

uefaeuropaconferenceleague_matches_involving_teams

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
12/08/2021UECL3QRF.C. Copenhagen523694-2Copenhagen
19/08/2021UECLPORSC AnderlechtVitesse3-3Brussels

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
22/10/2017U17QREstoniaDenmark0-1Tallinn
28/10/2017U17QRDenmarkScotland0-0Tallinn
01/08/2019UEL2QREsbjerg fBFC Shakhtyor Soligorsk0-0Esbjerg
12/08/2021UECL3QRF.C. Copenhagen523694-2Copenhagen
19/08/2021UECLPORSC AnderlechtVitesse3-3Brussels

Last updated 14/09/2021 17:38CET

Legend

Competitions

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