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  • Date:15 Dec 2010
  • Kick-off:18:00
  • Venue:DSB Stadion
  • Sigthorsson (5) Sigthorsson (83)
    Maher (85)
Goal!

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93mins

Kolbeinn Sigthorsson takes a shot. Save made by Sergey Veremko.

89mins

Maksim Skavysh produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.

86mins

Adam Maher grabs a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. AZ 3-0 BATE.Assist by Johann Berg Gudmundsson.

85mins

Alexander Volodko is brought on as a substitute for Dmitry Likhtarovich.

84mins

A goal is scored by Kolbeinn Sigthorsson from close range low into the middle of the goal. AZ 2-0 BATE.Johann Berg Gudmundsson provided the assist for the goal.

81mins

Brett Holman fouled by Alexander Yurevich, the ref awards a free kick. Stijn Schaars restarts play with the free kick.

80mins

Renan Bressan booked for dissent.

80mins

Dmitry Likhtarovich goes into the book for dissent.

80mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Johann Berg Gudmundsson goes wide of the right-hand upright.

78mins

Pavel Nekhaychik fouled by Kew Jaliens, the ref awards a free kick. Renan Bressan produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save by Sergio Romero.

77mins

Unfair challenge on Erik Falkenburg by Dmitri Baga results in a free kick. Hector Moreno restarts play with the free kick.

75mins

The referee cautions Stijn Schaars for unsporting behaviour. Foul by Stijn Schaars on Pavel Nekhaychik, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Artem Radkov.

70mins

Adam Maher joins the action as a substitute, replacing Pontus Wernbloom.

68mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Vitaly Rodionov by Pontus Wernbloom. Free kick crossed left-footed by Renan Bressan from left channel.

63mins

Corner from right by-line taken by Stijn Schaars.

62mins

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Stijn Schaars.

61mins

Simon Poulsen replaces Nick Viergever. Alexander Pavlov leaves the field to be replaced by Maksim Skavysh. Corner from the left by-line taken by Renan Bressan, clearance made by Hector Moreno.

60mins

Pontus Wernbloom is shown a yellow card. Renan Bressan fouled by Pontus Wernbloom, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Dmitry Likhtarovich.

58mins

Kolbeinn Sigthorsson takes a shot. Save by Sergey Veremko.

56mins

(BATE) makes a substitution, with Edgar Olekhnovich coming on for Sergey Sosnovskiy. Corner taken by Renan Bressan from the right by-line, Nick Viergever makes a clearance.

53mins

Dmitry Likhtarovich takes a shot. Sergio Romero makes a comfortable save.

52mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Alexander Pavlov.

50mins

Vitaly Rodionov concedes a free kick for a foul on Nick Viergever. Free kick taken by Hector Moreno.

47mins

Maarten Martens leaves the field to be replaced by Johann Berg Gudmundsson.

45mins

Sergey Sosnovskiy is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

45mins

Brett Holman has a drilled shot. Save by Sergey Veremko. Inswinging corner taken by Stijn Schaars.

43mins

Unfair challenge on Pontus Wernbloom by Vitaly Rodionov results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sergio Romero.

42mins

Brett Holman challenges Igor Shitov unfairly and gives away a free kick. Igor Shitov takes the free kick.

41mins

Corner taken right-footed by Renan Bressan.

38mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Pontus Wernbloom. Direct free kick taken by Sergey Veremko.

36mins

Brett Holman is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Sergey Veremko takes the direct free kick.

35mins

Brett Holman produces a cross, Kolbeinn Sigthorsson takes a shot. Save made by Sergey Veremko.

35mins

Foul by Pontus Wernbloom on Dmitry Likhtarovich, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Artem Radkov.

33mins

Vitaly Rodionov produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

32mins

Inswinging corner taken by Alexander Pavlov.

31mins

Pontus Wernbloom produces a left-footed shot from close in which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

29mins

Dmitry Likhtarovich fouled by Erik Falkenburg, the ref awards a free kick. Dmitry Likhtarovich takes the free kick.

27mins

Pavel Nekhaychik has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

25mins

The referee books Nick Viergever for unsporting behaviour. Nick Viergever concedes a free kick for a foul on Vitaly Rodionov. Renan Bressan crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Hector Moreno manages to make a clearance.

22mins

Renan Bressan takes a shot. Save by Sergio Romero.

21mins

Pontus Wernbloom concedes a free kick for a foul on Pavel Nekhaychik. Alexander Yurevich takes the direct free kick.

18mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Renan Bressan by Pontus Wernbloom. Direct free kick taken by Renan Bressan.

17mins

Brett Holman is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Artem Radkov restarts play with the free kick.

16mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Erik Falkenburg goes wide of the left-hand post.

16mins

Close range header by Erik Falkenburg goes over the crossbar.

15mins

Shot by Renan Bressan from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

13mins

Pontus Wernbloom takes a shot. Clearance made by Alexander Yurevich.

8mins

Foul by Niklas Moisander on Vitaly Rodionov, free kick awarded. Renan Bressan crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.

6mins

Kolbeinn Sigthorsson fires in a goal from inside the box to the top right corner of the goal. AZ 1-0 BATE.The assist for the goal came from Sergio Romero.

6mins

Effort from the edge of the box by Renan Bressan goes wide of the left-hand post.

4mins

Pontus Wernbloom is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Sergey Veremko restarts play with the free kick.

3mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alexander Pavlov on Niklas Moisander. Direct free kick taken by Hector Moreno.

3mins

The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Sergey Veremko.

The referee gets the match started.

The ref blows to end the first period.

The game restarts for the second half.

The final whistle is blown by the referee.

Match Preview

Goncharenko won`t underestimate AZ BATE Borisov coach Viktor Goncharenko is not expecting a straightforward final Europa League Group E match against AZ Alkmaar despite his team's comprehensive win over the Dutch side in their first meeting. The Belarusian champions have already qualified for the last 32 of Europe's second-tier competition having picked up 10 points from their first five games - including a thumping 4-1 victory over AZ in Minsk on matchday two. AZ have no chance of reaching the knockout phase and will be playing only for pride, but Goncharenko does not think Gertjan Verbeek's side will let the visitors have it all their own way at the AZ Stadion. "I know AZ are a very offensive team," he said. "In our home game I found they did not play badly. We have all seen games from AZ this season. I cannot say it's going to be easy. "It may be possible that the interruption of the league proves tricky for us. "It can affect the motivation. On the other hand, BATE have that problem every year. Time will tell how we deal with it." Goncharenko's side can clinch top spot in the pool if they better the result leaders Dynamo Kiev manage against Sheriff, but the 33-year-old nevertheless looks set to field some fringe players. "We will use this trip to test new players for next season," said Goncharenko, who took charge of BATE three years ago and last month guided the club to their fifth straight league crown. "At AZ, we will play with some reserves. The difference between our first team and the reserves is not that much." AZ, the 2009 Dutch champions, head into the match on the back of a 2-0 Eredivisie defeat at FC Groningen on Sunday and will be without the services of Rasmus Elm and Ragnar Klavan. Sweden midfielder Elm suffered an ankle injury when he was on the receiving end of a bruising challenge from Groningen's Tim Sparv at the weekend, while Estonia defender Klavan remains ill. AZ know the game will be their last in European competition this season whatever the result, leaving Verbeek to reflect on a disappointing Europa League campaign. "[The 2-1 home defeat to Dynamo] was a key match in which we missed chances," he said. "We could and should have won. "If we had succeeded, it would still have been tense against BATE Borisov. "In European away matches, we have performed disappointingly. I have no explanation."

Formation:433Manager: Gert Verbeek

AZ

Formation: 4231Manager: Viktor Goncharenko

BATE

  • Sergio Romero
  • Kew Jaliens
  • Niklas Moisander
  • Hector Moreno
  • Nick Viergever
  • Pontus Wernbloom
  • Erik Falkenburg
  • Stijn Schaars
  • Brett Holman
  • Kolbeinn Sigthorsson
  • Maarten Martens
  • SUBS
  • Hobie Verhulst
  • Simon Poulsen
  • Johann Berg Gudmundsson
  • Celso Ortiz
  • Gill Swerts
  • Charlison Benschop
  • Adam Maher

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Match Report

Sigthorsson at the double for AZ Kolbeinn Sigthorsson scored twice as AZ Alkmaar made sure BATE Borisov finished the group stage of the Europa League on a low with a 3-0 victory. Belarusian champions BATE were already qualified for the next stage going into their final fixture in Group E but any hopes they had of a winning finale were quickly dismissed and they had to settle for second place in the group. AZ, who could not make the next stage of the competition, went ahead inside six minutes when Sigthorsson latched on to a long clearance to fire in the opener. Both sides had chances after that but failed to add to the scoring until Sigthorsson struck from close range with six minutes remaining. Adam Maher then added the third as AZ finally showed some late signs of interest as their European campaign came to a close. BATE had the first opening when Renan Bressan shot from just outside the area but his effort was wide. AZ took the lead less than a minute later when Sigthorsson scored with a shot from inside the area. Sigthorsson had been set up from a long ball from AZ goalkeeper Sergio Romero. A close-range shot by Pontus Wernbloom was cleared by Alexander Yurevich before Romero saved when Bressan shot from distance and Pavel Nekhaychik fired wide as the home goal came under more pressure. Wernbloom should have done better with an effort from six yards but he shot weakly and wide of the goal. Brett Holman then crossed for Sigthorsson but his shot from close range was caught by BATE goalkeeper Sergey Veremko. On the stroke of half-time Holman was denied when his shot from the edge of the area was tipped around the post by Veremko. Dmitry Likhtarovich failed to test Romero with a weak shot from distance as BATE tried to open the second half on a positive note. Veremko saved again as Sigthorsson tried to add to his tally with a shot from six yards. AZ had a scare when Romero fumbled a free-kick which Bressan hit from 20 yards out but the danger was cleared. Substitute Johann Berg Gudmundsson shot wide of the BATE goal from 18 yards but AZ finally added to their tally. With six minutes to go Sigthorsson finished from close range with a left-footed shot from a cross by Gudmundsson to kill off any hopes of a BATE fightback. Inside a minute Maher completed the scoring following another pass by Gudmundsson to complete AZ's late flourish.

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