AZ takes with painful recordnederlaag goodbye to Europe League


AZ takes with painful recordnederlaag goodbye to Europe League

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AZ last Thursday, in a very painful way to say goodbye to the Europa League. The team from Alkmaar was in the return of the second round humiliated by Olympique Lyon, 7-1.

Lyon, where Memphis Depay not speelgerechtigd is for European competitions, won last week in Alkmaar all with 1-4, and placed himself so childishly simple for the eighth finals of the second European cup.

AZ experienced its heaviest European defeat in the clubhistorie. The North-Hollanders lost last season with 5-0 from Zenit St. Petersburg, and in 2012 it was Anzhi Makhachkala in Alkmaar with the same digits to be strong.

The team of John van den Brom was also the biggest European defeat of a Dutch club. In the season 1965/1966 lost DOS in the first round of the Jaarbeursstedenbeker in Camp Nou with 7-1 to FC Barcelona.

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AZ also has the return against Olympique Lyon in the sixteenth finals of the Europa League stand a chance lost: 7-1
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The fans of AZ had there advance still fiduciary in.
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AZ came in the fifth minute behind through a goal from Nabil Fekir.
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Twelve minutes later it was 2-0 through Maxwell Cornet.
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AZ, there could be little tegenoverstellen, all made Levi Garcia, however, 2-1, in the 26th minute.
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Through again Fekir and Sergi Darder was 4-1 at half for Lyon.

In the last fifteen minutes of the second half was even worse for AZ, because Lyon made three goals: 7-1.
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Lyon, the current number four of the Ligue 1 was at rest already with 4-1 for hits of Nabil Fekir (2), Maxwell Cornet and Sergi Darder. Levi Garcia made the goal for AZ. In the last fifteen minutes of the second half put Fekir – with his third goal of the evening – Houssem Aouar and Mouctar Diakhaby the final standings on the scoreboard.

Through the elimination of AZ is Ajax-the only Dutch club this season is still active in Europe. The Amsterdammers won previously on Thursday night in the Arena with 1-0 from Legia Warsaw and are this Friday in the sleeve for the draw of the eighth-finals.


Van den Brom said after the thuisduel of last week of “a flattering result” and harbored the hope that AZ Lyon in the return hard could make.

The trainer was, however, disappointed. Within 35 minutes was the result of a week earlier, on the scoreboard, again in favor of the French. Even with five novices in the base, and topschutter Alexandre Lacazette on the bench Lyon is much too strong for AZ, that the goals so easy gave me away.

Within five minutes, the back is completely wrong. Full Ridgeciano Haps played the ball carelessly back on Stijn Wuytens and Fekir benefited grateful to (1-0).

After a quarter of an hour cut off Lyon again very easily through the defense of AZ. The risen fullback Christophe Jallet found for the purpose of the released Cornet and he doubled the lead.

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Levi Garcia did in the 26th minute, however, something back on behalf of AZ, but a minute later the lag the ball to the other side again. Fekir shot the ball through the body of Derrick Luckassen along the stray Tim Krul.

The goalkeeper went on a moment later, slowly to the ground with a shot of Darder, and had the ball under his arm through through.

The last bit of faith in AZ was already long gone. After rest, when the returned captain Ron Vlaar was substituted, was the suffering will only get worse. Fekir, Aouar, and Diakhaby, ensured that the Dutch team to a historic embarrassment experienced: 7-1.

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