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AZ suffers significant defeat against Lyon in Europa League

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AZ suffers significant defeat against Lyon in Europa League

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AZ has Thursday in the knock-out stages of the Europa League a painful defeat suffered against Olympique Lyon. In the AFAS Stadium was 1-4 for the French.

AZ was halfway already on a 0-2 deficit by goals from Luke Tousart and Alexandre Lacazette.

Shortly after the peace signed Lacazette for the 0-3. For AZ scored Alireza Jahanbakhsh from a penalty kick against. Deep in injury time made Jordan Ferri there 4-1 of for Lyon.

The large defeat to AZ is still a tiny chance for the eighth-finals to reach. The return is on the 23rd of February in Lyon.

Nervous

AZ started a little bit nervous at the duel, and came away very well when Mouctar Diakhaby after mistasten of goalkeeper Tim Krul on was.

After a little more than ten minutes to bite the home team is stronger, and that soon resulted in a good schietkans for Ilass Bel Hassani. The playmaker received the ball, however, not in a corner, leaving goalkeeper Anthony Lopes rescue could bring.

AZ was from that moment really well in the contest, but it was Lyon in the 26th minute on lead came. Tousart escaped the attention of the Dutch defence and tapped from close to simple touch from a cross from Nabil Fekir.

AZ did not let of his piece and continued the attack search. Almost was the team of trainer John van den Brom in the 35th minute for rewarded, but Lopes had narrowly escaped an answer to a beautiful afstandsknal of Jahanbakhsh.

Both teams seemed in a 0-1 halftime in the changing rooms to search, but Lacazette brought there on the stroke of peace to change that. The striker was with a beautiful pass sent out and failed eye-to-eye with Curl not.

Opportunities

AZ went in the opening stages of the second half desperately on the hunt for the aansluitingstreffer and it was Wout Weghorst and Bel Hassani, due that there was not. Both players were a large opportunity untapped.

The Alkmaarders got there in the 57th minute, the account presented, and again it was Lacazette who could not let applaud. The Frenchman benefited optimally from medium defensive work of the players of AZ.

Also for the number four of the Premier league there was finally some cheer. Substitute player Levi Garcia decorated in the 68th minute, a penalty kick, which by Jahanbakhsh flawless was binnengeschoten.

AZ tried in the final stage, a second goal is to squeeze out, but gave the room away. That was to Ferri spent. The midfielder was the terminus of a long-term attack.

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