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Corner taken by Vladimir Brankovic from the left by-line played to the near post.
Franca Jymmy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kew Jaliens. Kew Jaliens takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Florent Rouamba by Celso Ortiz results in a free kick. Jose Nadson restarts play with the free kick.
Franca Jymmy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stijn Schaars. Niklas Moisander takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alexander Erokhin by Stijn Schaars. Shot comes in from Vladimir Brankovic from the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Kolbeinn Sigthorsson by Miral Samardzic results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ragnar Klavan.
Alexander Erokhin has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
Franca Jymmy takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Stijn Schaars from the right by-line, Kolbeinn Sigthorsson produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
Wilfreid Benjamin Balima goes off and Serghei Gheorghiev comes on. Free kick awarded for a foul by Wilfreid Benjamin Balima on Ragnar Klavan. Ragnar Klavan takes the free kick.
Pontus Wernbloom has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
Erik Falkenburg is brought on as a substitute for Rasmus Elm.
Milos Adamovic leaves the field to be replaced by Nelson Fred.
Shot by Franca Jymmy from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target. Hector Moreno leaves the field to be replaced by Kew Jaliens.
The offside flag is raised against Franca Jymmy. Sergio Romero takes the indirect free kick.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Stijn Schaars from the right by-line.
Celso Ortiz comes on in place of Maarten Martens.
Amath Diedhiou on for Vladimir Volkov.
A fantastic goal is scored by Florent Rouamba from 35 yards. FC Sheriff 1-1 AZ.
The ball is swung over by Ragnar Klavan, Header from deep inside the area by Pontus Wernbloom goes over the bar.
Vladimir Brankovic produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.
Corner from left by-line taken by Milos Adamovic.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Vladimir Brankovic.
Foul by Ragnar Klavan on Franca Jymmy, free kick awarded. Franca Jymmy takes the direct free kick.
Kolbeinn Sigthorsson is ruled offside. Dmitri Stajila takes the indirect free kick.
Corner taken short by Rasmus Elm.
Stijn Schaars delivers the ball, Kolbeinn Sigthorsson takes a shot. Dmitri Stajila makes a save.
Ognjen Vranjes is caught offside. Sergio Romero takes the free kick.
Florent Rouamba receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Dmitri Stajila.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Franca Jymmy on Hector Moreno. Free kick taken by Hector Moreno.
Ognjen Vranjes takes a long range shot harmlessly clearing the crossbar.
Inswinging corner taken by Vladimir Brankovic.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Vladimir Volkov by Dirk Marcellis. Free kick taken by Vladimir Volkov.
Corner taken by Milos Adamovic played to the near post, clearance by Niklas Moisander.
Franca Jymmy takes a shot. Save made by Sergio Romero.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Niklas Moisander on Franca Jymmy. Franca Jymmy takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Ragnar Klavan by Milos Adamovic results in a free kick. Ragnar Klavan takes the free kick.
Brett Holman scores a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. FC Sheriff 0-1 AZ.Rasmus Elm provided the assist for the goal.
Pontus Wernbloom takes a shot. Save made by Dmitri Stajila.
Franca Jymmy concedes a free kick for a foul on Niklas Moisander. Free kick taken by Hector Moreno.
Milos Adamovic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rasmus Elm. Shot comes in from Stijn Schaars from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Franca Jymmy by Ragnar Klavan. Free kick crossed right-footed by Milos Adamovic from right channel.
Corner taken by Milos Adamovic from the left by-line, Maarten Martens fouled by Franca Jymmy, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sergio Romero.
Corner taken left-footed by Vladimir Brankovic, clearance made by Dirk Marcellis.
Franca Jymmy takes a shot. Sergio Romero makes a save.
The referee gets the game underway.
The whistle is blown to end the first half.
The match restarts for the second half.
The referee signals the end of the game.
Sheriff hoping for help from elsewhere
FC Sheriff manager Andrei Sosnitski is confident his side can keep their Europa League campaign alive, despite their fate resting in the hands of others.
The Moldovan champions host fellow Group E strugglers AZ Alkmaar knowing anything less than three points will almost certainly end both sides' bid to progress.
But even a win may not be enough for either side, who prop up the group with three points apiece.
Dynamo Kiev can sew up the second qualification place if they win at leaders BATE Borisov - an away trip that Sosnitski believes is the hardest in the group.
Sosnitski is optimistic of his side's chances of reducing the four-point gap behind Dynamo, especially as his team face an AZ team that has gone pointless since their 2-1 opening win over the Moldovans.
"The team is preparing seriously for the game. We understand and know the level of our opponent," Sosnitski said.
"They are a strong team, but we know how to play against AZ and we want to implement that.
"We are ready. There is a certain excitement about the game, and the players will give all their strength and skill. I believe in them."
He added: "We also need a result in the other game - I know the tough task Kiev face.
"They arrive in Belarus with a chance to move up to first place. The game will be basic - I expect BATE to finish in first place."
Sheriff will be without captain and central defender Vazha Tarkhnishvili due to injury while goalkeeper Vladislav Stoyanov and Artem Khachaturov could return.
AZ have been unbeaten in all competitions since their defeat to Dynamo in the previous round a month ago to improve the mood around the club.
Gertjan Verbeek's side have risen up to fifth in the Eredivisie table on the back of their good form, which saw them claim back-to-back wins against high-flyers Ajax and FC Twente before a 2-2 draw against Heerenveen at the weekend.
The Dutch side will, however, be without Johann Gudmundsson (hamstring) who scored the opening goal in their win over Sheriff earlier in the competition.
Rouamba shines as pair crash out
Florent Rouamba's wonder goal earned FC Sheriff a 1-1 Europa League draw at home to AZ Alkmaar but it was not enough to keep them in the competition as both sides went out.
The Burkino Faso midfielder arrowed a shot into the bottom left corner from 35 yards in the 54th minute to cancel out Brett Holman's early opener for AZ.
The point left the sides joint bottom of Group E on four points with rivals Dynamo Kiev and BATE Borisov comfortably clear on 10. Dynamo's victory over BATE meant even victory would not have been good enough to keep Sheriff's or AZ's hopes of qualification alive.
AZ's only points in the group coming into the match had been courtesy of their 2-1 home win over the Moldovans in their first game, but they almost went behind after just six minutes.
Goalkeeper Sergio Romero had to be on his toes to tip Jymmy Franca's shot round the post.
The visitors were soon into their stride, though, Pontus Wernbloom bringing a smart save out of Dmitri Stajila.
And Australia forward Holman put them in front in the 17th minute, finishing Rasmus Elm's ball in from the left low into the near bottom corner.
At the other end Franca tested Romero again, although this time it was a routine save for the Argentinian, before AZ came close to extending their lead either side of the interval.
First Kolbeinn Sigthorsson saw his effort parried by Stajila and then Wernbloom headed over the top of from Ragnar Klavan's cross.
But the Eredivisie outfit were stunned just two minutes late when, out of nothing, Rouamba brought Sheriff level, finding the corner of Romero's net with his right foot from way out.
Sigthorsson headed over the top from Stijn Schaars' inswinging corner as AZ sought a response and Franca also went high with a shot for Sheriff.
The hosts tried their luck again in the 82nd minute with an Alexander Erokhin volley which went wide, but both sides had long since appeared resigned to their fate.
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