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UEFA Europa League: AZ Alkmaar - LASK Match press kits

UEFA Europa League - 2019/20 SeasonMatch press kits

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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams

AZ Alkmaar - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
03/11/2011GSFK Austria Wien - AZ Alkmaar2-2ViennaOrtlechner 58, Barazite 61; Elm 19 (P), Wernbloom 44
20/10/2011GSAZ Alkmaar - FK Austria Wien2-2AlkmaarHlinka 80 (og), Wernbloom 83; Marcellis 19 (og), Gorgon 29
UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
15/12/2004GSGrazer AK - AZ Alkmaar2-0
GrazAufhauser 41, Kollmann 54 (P)

LASK - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
07/11/2019GSLASK - PSV Eindhoven4-1
LinzRanftl 56, Frieser 60, Klauss 78, 82; Schwaab 5 (P)
24/10/2019GSPSV Eindhoven - LASK0-0Eindhoven
UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
30/09/1987R1FC Utrecht - LASK2-0
agg: 2-0
UtrechtVan Loen 22, de Kock 46
16/09/1987R1LASK - FC Utrecht0-0Linz
HomeAwayFinalTotal
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
AZ Alkmaar101020110000302146
LASK211020110000412143

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Match background Only this chapter

Winners of Group D, LASK's longest, most productive European campaign continues in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 with a second visit this season to the Netherlands. The Austrian club take on an AZ side who return to their previously out-of-action stadium in Alkmaar.

• AZ finished runners-up to Manchester United in Group L, securing their place in the knockout phase on Matchday 5 with a last-gasp 2-2 draw against qualifying rivals Partizan in The Hague – their temporary home following damage to the AZ Stadion – before losing their unbeaten record with a final-day 4-0 defeat at Old Trafford. LASK, conversely, ended their group campaign with a show of strength, beating Sporting CP 3-0 in Linz to leapfrog their visitors to the top of the Group D standings.

Meet the Europa League last 32

Previous meetings
• The clubs have never met in UEFA competition.

• AZ's only previous home fixture against Austrian visitors was a 2-2 draw against Austria Wien in the 2011/12 UEFA Europa League – a season in which the Dutch club reached the quarter-finals.

• LASK have yet to win or score in two trips to the Netherlands, losing 0-2 at Utrecht in the first round of the 1987/88 UEFA Cup (and on aggregate) and drawing 0-0 at PSV Eindhoven in this season's group stage before coming from behind to beat them 4-1 at home two weeks later with goals from Reinhold Ranftl, Dominik Frieser and a double from Brazilian striker Klauss.

Highlights: Manchester United 4-0 AZ Alkmaar

Form guide
AZ
• AZ finished fourth in the 2018/19 Eredivisie at the end of a campaign that started with a shock defeat by Kairat Almaty in the UEFA Europa League second qualifying round – the earliest European exit in the club's history.

• The Alkmaar club negotiated three summer preliminary ties this season, knocking out BK Häcken, Mariupol and Antwerp, to reach the UEFA Europa League group stage for the sixth time. They came through as runners-up to United with nine points, scoring 15 goals, the joint highest tally in the competition, 11 of those being registered in their only two wins, both against Astana (6-0 h, 5-0 a).

• This is AZ's fourth appearance in the UEFA Europa League knockout phase. They have unhappy memories of the most recent, in 2016/17, when they were heavily beaten by Lyon (1-4 h, 1-7 a), but won their first two ties at this juncture, against Anderlecht in 2011/12 (1-0 h, 1-0 a) and Slovan Liberec in 2013/14 (1-0 a, 1-1 h) and went on to reach the quarter-finals in each of those campaigns.

• The 1980/81 UEFA Cup runners-up were unbeaten in their first 11 European games this season (W5 D6), keeping seven clean sheets, before losing at Old Trafford last time out. Their all-time home record in the UEFA Europa League knockout phase is W4 D1 L2, the defeats coming in the two most recent ties.

Highlights: LASK 3-0 Sporting CP

LASK
• Runners-up to Salzburg in the Austrian Bundesliga last season, LASK also took part in UEFA competition for the first time since 2000 but were eliminated on away goals by Beşiktaş in the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round.

• LASK began this season's European journey in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round, where they beat Basel (2-1 a, 3-1 h) before losing to Club Brugge (0-1 h, 1-2 a). That meant a first ever participation in the UEFA Europa League group stage, where they thrived, winning all three home games, registering 13 points and topping a group containing three European stalwarts in Sporting, PSV and Rosenborg.

• This is LASK's first taste of springtime European football. Their previous best seasons in continental competition were 1984/85 and 1985/86, when they reached the UEFA Cup second round.

• The Linz club have won three and lost three of their last seven European away games.

Highlights: AZ Alkmaar 2-2 Partizan

Links and trivia
• LASK's Australian midfielder James Holland joined AZ in 2009, but he never made a first-team appearance for the club.

• LASK were one of six clubs to make their debut this season in the UEFA Europa League group stage, and one of just three, along with Espanyol and Wolves, to progress through to the knockout phase.

Highlights: Rosenborg 1-2 LASK

The coaches
• When John van den Brom ended his five-year stint as AZ's head coach by moving to Utrecht in summer 2019, his job was passed on to assistant Arne Slot, whose first task was to steer the Alkmaar club through three qualifying rounds into the UEFA Europa League group stage. This is his first post as a head coach although he is a well-known former player in the Netherlands having operated in the Eredivisie for NAC Breda, Sparta Rotterdam and PEC Zwolle, where he started both his playing and coaching careers, the latter in charge of the youth side in 2013/14.

• A former central defender who started out with home-town club Strasbourg, Valérien Ismaël spent the latter part of his career in Germany, winning the domestic double with both Werder Bremen and Bayern. His final club, Hannover, gave the Frenchman his first coaching opportunity in charge of the reserves, and he occupied a similar role at Wolfsburg, which was punctuated by a brief spell as head coach at Nürnberg. After another short stint as the main man at Wolfsburg, from October 2016 to February 2017, he resurfaced in Austria as the new boss of LASK in May 2019.

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Team facts Only this chapter

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 (UEFA Europa League unless indicated otherwise)
2018/19:
second qualifying round
2017/18:
did not take part in UEFA club competition
2016/17:
round of 32
2015/16:
group stage
2014/15: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2013/14: quarter-finals
2012/13:
play-offs
2011/12:
quarter-finals
2010/11:
group stage
2009/10: UEFA Champions League group stage

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 Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
11-1: AZ v Differdange (see above)

• Biggest away win
0-5 twice, most recently v Astana (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-5: AZ v Anji (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
7-1: Lyon v AZ (see above)

https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/news/newsid=866097.html#club+facts+az

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LASK Linz
Formed: 1908
Nickname: Die Athletiker aus Linz, Die Laskler

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 1 (1965)
Austrian Cup: 1 (1965)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League unless indicated otherwise)
2018/19:
third qualifying round
2017/18: did not take part in UEFA competition
2016/17:
did not take part in UEFA competition
2015/16:
did not take part in UEFA competition
2014/15: did not take part in UEFA competition
2013/14: did not take part in UEFA competition
2012/13:
did not take part in UEFA competition
2011/12:
did not take part in UEFA competition
2010/11:
did not take part in UEFA competition
2009/10:
did not take part in UEFA competition

Records
UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
4-0: LASK v Lillestrøm
26/07/18, UEFA Europa League second qualifying round first leg

• Biggest away win
0-4: B68 Toftir v LASK
23/06/96, UEFA Intertoto Cup group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
1-3: LASK v Górnik Zabrze
15/09/65, European Champion Clubs' Cup preliminary round first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
7-0: Újpest v LASK
28/09/77, UEFA Cup first round second leg

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
4-0: LASK v Lillestrøm (see above)

• Biggest away win
1-2 twice, most recently v Rosenborg
28/11/19, group stage
0-1 twice, most recently v Baník Ostrava
01/10/85, first round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
2-3: LASK v Steaua București
28/09/99, first round second leg
1-2 twice, most recently v Dundee United
24/10/84, second round first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
7-0: Újpest v LASK (see above)

https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/news/newsid=2619214.html#club+facts+lask

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

AZ Alkmaar

  • UEFA Europa League - Second qualifying round
    (25/07/2019)
    AZ Alkmaar 0-0 BK Häcken
    Bizot, Svensson, Vlaar, Midtsjø (77 Hatzidiakos), Stengs, Koopmeiners, Boadu, Til, Wijndal, Guðmundsson (58 Idrissi), S. Wuytens (59 Sugawara)
  • (01/08/2019)
    BK Häcken 0-3 AZ Alkmaar (agg: 0-3)
    0-1 Boadu 42, 0-2 Stengs 56, 0-3 Idrissi 67
    Bizot, Hatzidiakos, Vlaar, Midtsjø, Stengs, Koopmeiners, Boadu (80 Druijf), Til (73 Clasie), Idrissi (68 Ouwejan), Wijndal, S. Wuytens
  • Third qualifying round
    (08/08/2019)
    FC Mariupol 0-0 AZ Alkmaar
    Bizot, Svensson (80 Sugawara), Vlaar, Ouwejan, Midtsjø (87 Guðmundsson), Stengs, Koopmeiners, Boadu, Idrissi, Wijndal, S. Wuytens (73 Clasie)
  • (15/08/2019)
    AZ Alkmaar 4-0 FC Mariupol (agg: 4-0)
    1-0 Stengs 20, 2-0 Ouwejan 44, 3-0 S. Wuytens 62, 4-0 Yavorskyy 90 (og)
    Bizot, Svensson, Vlaar (80 Hatzidiakos), Ouwejan, Midtsjø, Stengs, Koopmeiners, Boadu (69 Druijf), Idrissi, Wijndal, S. Wuytens (75 Clasie)
  • Play-off
    (22/08/2019)
    AZ Alkmaar 1-1 Royal Antwerp FC
    0-1 Batubinsika 38, 1-1 Boadu 82
    Bizot, Svensson (76 Johnsen), Hatzidiakos (68 Sugawara), Vlaar, Ouwejan (60 Guðmundsson), Midtsjø, Stengs, Koopmeiners, Boadu, Idrissi, Wijndal
  • (29/08/2019)
    Royal Antwerp FC 1-4 AZ Alkmaar (agg: 2-5)
    1-0 Lamkel Ze 73, 1-1 Stengs 90, 1-2 Druijf 96 ET, 1-3 Koopmeiners 102 (P) ET, 1-4 Guðmundsson 113 ET
    Bizot, Svensson (67 Druijf), Vlaar, Ouwejan (46 Guðmundsson), Midtsjø, Stengs, Koopmeiners, Boadu (21 Clasie), Idrissi, Wijndal, S. Wuytens (53 Sugawara)
  • Group stage
    Group L - Group Standings
    ClubPldWDLGFGAPts
    Manchester United FC641110213
    AZ Alkmaar62311589
    FK Partizan622210108
    FC Astana61054193
    Matchday 1 (19/09/2019)
    FK Partizan 2-2 AZ Alkmaar
    0-1 Stengs 13, 1-1 Natcho 42 (P) , 2-1 Natcho 61, 2-2 Boadu 67
    Bizot, Svensson, Vlaar, Midtsjø, Stengs (84 Clasie), Koopmeiners, Boadu, D. De Wit, Idrissi (31 Sugawara), Wijndal, S. Wuytens (55 Hatzidiakos)
  • Matchday 2 (03/10/2019)
    AZ Alkmaar 0-0 Manchester United FC
    Bizot, Vlaar, Midtsjø, Stengs, Koopmeiners, Boadu, D. De Wit (87 Hatzidiakos), Idrissi, Wijndal, Sugawara, S. Wuytens
  • Matchday 3 (24/10/2019)
    AZ Alkmaar 6-0 FC Astana
    1-0 Koopmeiners 39 (P) , 2-0 Boadu 43, 3-0 Stengs 77, 4-0 Koopmeiners 83 (P) , 5-0 Sugawara 85, 6-0 Idrissi 90+2
    Bizot, Svensson, Vlaar (69 Hatzidiakos), Midtsjø, Stengs, Koopmeiners, Boadu, D. De Wit (71 Sugawara), Idrissi, Wijndal, S. Wuytens (80 Clasie)
  • Matchday 4 (07/11/2019)
    FC Astana 0-5 AZ Alkmaar
    0-1 Boadu 29, 0-2 Midtsjø 52, 0-3 Idrissi 57, 0-4 Hatzidiakos 76, 0-5 Boadu 77
    Bizot, Svensson (61 Sugawara), Hatzidiakos, Midtsjø (66 Clasie), Stengs (77 Aboukhlal), Koopmeiners, Boadu, D. De Wit, Idrissi, Wijndal, S. Wuytens
  • Matchday 5 (28/11/2019)
    AZ Alkmaar 2-2 FK Partizan
    0-1 Asano 16, 0-2 Soumah 27, 1-2 Druijf 88, 2-2 Druijf 90+2
    Bizot, Svensson, Hatzidiakos (53 Druijf), Midtsjø, Stengs, Koopmeiners, Boadu, D. De Wit (71 Clasie), Idrissi, Wijndal, S. Wuytens (60 Sugawara)
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2019)
    Manchester United FC 4-0 AZ Alkmaar
    1-0 Young 53, 2-0 Greenwood 58, 3-0 Mata 62 (P) , 4-0 Greenwood 64
    Bizot, Svensson, Midtsjø, Stengs, Koopmeiners, D. De Wit (63 Druijf), Idrissi (77 Ouwejan), Wijndal, Clasie, Sugawara (68 Vlaar), S. Wuytens
  • Round of 32
    Matchday 7 (20/02/2020)
    AZ Alkmaar-LASK
  • Matchday 8 (27/02/2020)
    LASK-AZ Alkmaar

LASK

  • UEFA Champions League - Third qualifying round
    (07/08/2019)
    FC Basel 1893 1-2 LASK
    0-1 Trauner 51, 0-2 Klauss 82, 1-2 Zuffi 87
    Schlager, Wiesinger, Renner, Michorl, Klauss (83 Raguz), Ramsebner (16 Pogatetz), Trauner, Tetteh, Holland, Ranftl, Goiginger (63 Frieser)
  • (13/08/2019)
    LASK 3-1 FC Basel 1893 (agg: 5-2)
    1-0 Ranftl 59, 1-1 Ademi 80, 2-1 Goiginger 89, 3-1 Raguz 90+4
    Schlager, Pogatetz, Wiesinger, Renner, Michorl, Klauss (87 Raguz), Trauner, Tetteh (76 Frieser), Holland, Ranftl, Goiginger (94 Sabitzer)
  • Play-off
    (20/08/2019)
    LASK 0-1 Club Brugge
    0-1 Vanaken 10 (P)
    Schlager, Pogatetz, Wiesinger, Renner (67 Raguz), Michorl, Klauss, Trauner, Tetteh (53 Frieser), Holland, Ranftl, Goiginger (83 Otubanjo)
  • (28/08/2019)
    Club Brugge 2-1 LASK (agg: 3-1)
    1-0 Vanaken 70, 1-1 Klauss 74 (P) , 2-1 Bonaventure 89
    Schlager, Pogatetz, Wiesinger, Renner, Michorl, Klauss, Trauner, Holland (90 Otubanjo), Ranftl, Goiginger (73 Raguz), Frieser (62 Tetteh)
  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Group D - Group Standings
    ClubPldWDLGFGAPts
    LASK641111413
    Sporting Clube de Portugal640211712
    PSV Eindhoven62229128
    Rosenborg BK60153111
    Matchday 1 (19/09/2019)
    LASK 1-0 Rosenborg BK
    1-0 Holland 45+3
    Schlager, Filipović, Wiesinger, Renner (57 Potzmann), Michorl, Klauss, Tetteh (40 Frieser), Wostry, Holland, Ranftl, Goiginger (80 Raguz)
  • Matchday 2 (03/10/2019)
    Sporting Clube de Portugal 2-1 LASK
    0-1 Raguz 16, 1-1 Luiz Phellype 58, 2-1 Bruno Fernandes 63
    Schlager, Filipović, Wiesinger, Michorl, Potzmann (72 Renner), Trauner, Holland, Ranftl, Goiginger, Frieser (80 Sabitzer), Raguz (55 Klauss)
  • Matchday 3 (24/10/2019)
    PSV Eindhoven 0-0 LASK
    Schlager, Filipović, Wiesinger, Michorl, Potzmann, Trauner, Holland, Ranftl, Goiginger, Frieser (60 Tetteh), Raguz (71 Klauss)
  • Matchday 4 (07/11/2019)
    LASK 4-1 PSV Eindhoven
    0-1 Schwaab 5 (P) , 1-1 Ranftl 56, 2-1 Frieser 60, 3-1 Klauss 78, 4-1 Klauss 82
    Schlager, Filipović, Wiesinger, Michorl, Potzmann, Trauner, Holland, Ranftl (81 Renner), Goiginger, Frieser (61 Klauss), Raguz (69 Tetteh)
  • Matchday 5 (28/11/2019)
    Rosenborg BK 1-2 LASK
    0-1 Goiginger 20, 1-1 Johnsen 45, 1-2 Frieser 54
    Schlager, Filipović, Wiesinger, Michorl, Klauss (71 Raguz), Potzmann, Trauner, Holland, Ranftl, Goiginger (88 Renner), Frieser (71 Tetteh)
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2019)
    LASK 3-0 Sporting Clube de Portugal
    1-0 Trauner 23, 2-0 Klauss 38 (P) , 3-0 Raguz 90+3
    Schlager, Filipović (88 Pogatetz), Wiesinger, Michorl, Klauss (71 Raguz), Potzmann, Trauner, Holland, Ranftl, Goiginger, Frieser (63 Tetteh)
  • Round of 32
    Matchday 7 (20/02/2020)
    AZ Alkmaar-LASK
  • Matchday 8 (27/02/2020)
    LASK-AZ Alkmaar

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Legend

Competitions

Club competitions
  • UCL: UEFA Champions League
  • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
  • UEL: UEFA Europa League
  • UCUP: UEFA Cup
  • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
  • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
  • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
National team competitions
  • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
  • WC: FIFA World Cup
  • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
  • FRIE: Friendly internationals
  • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
  • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
  • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
  • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
  • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
  • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
  • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
  • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

Competition stages

  • F: Final
  • GS: Group stage
  • GS1: First group stage
  • GS2: Second group stage
  • 3QR: Third qualifying round
  • R1: First round
  • R2: Second round
  • R3: Third round
  • R4: Fourth round
  • PR: Preliminary round
  • SF: Semi-finals
  • QF: Quarter-finals
  • R16: round of 16
  • QR: Qualifying round
  • R32: Round of 32
  • 1QR: First qualifying round
  • 1st: first leg
  • 2QR: Second qualifying round
  • 2nd: second leg
  • FT: Final tournament
  • PO: Play-off
  • ELITE: Elite round
  • Rep: Replay
  • 3rdPO: Third-place play-off
  • PO - FT: Play-off for Final Tournament
  • GS-FT: Group stage – final tournament

Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
  • f: Match forfeited

Statistics

  • -: Denotes player substituted
  • +: Denotes player introduced
  • *: Denotes player sent off
  • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

Squad list

  • D: Disciplinary
  • *: Misses next match if booked
  • S: Suspended
  • QUAL: All UEFA qualifiers
  • UEL: Current season total UEFA Europa League appearances from the group stage onwards prior to the current matchday
  • UEL: Total appearances in the UEFA Europa League, group stage to final only
  • UEFA: All-time total appearances in UEFA club competition including qualifying
  • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on UEFA.com.