AZ Alkmaar suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to Roda JC in the AFAS Stadion on Sunday.

roda azAZ booked their place in the Europa League group stages on Thursday with a 2-0 win over Romanian side Astra, but in the Eredivisie John van den Brom’s side have yet to taste victory.

The Alkmaar side’s poor league form continued on Sunday against Roda JC, who took the lead in the 35th minute of a boring first half, with┬áRostyn Griffiths heading a corner past Sergio Rochet.

AZ went looking for an equaliser in the second half, but Markus Henriksen and Robert Muhren missed good chances as Roda JC held on for their third win of the season. Roda move up to 4th in the table, while AZ remain on two points in 14th.

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