AZ Alkmaar sailed into the Europa League playoff round after a simple 4-0 victory over Mariupol.

AZ were far better than Mariupol in the first leg but were held to a 0-0 draw. The second leg was played in the Cars Jeans Stadium of ADO Den Haag, but that caused no issues for Arnie Slot’s side.

In the 20th minute, an excellent pass by Jonas Svensson found Calvin Stengs and he made no mistake with his strike into the corner to make it 1-0. Just before the break, Stengs set up Thomas Ouwejan to fire in AZ’s second.

Stengs got his second assist of the game in the 62nd minute as his corner was headed into the net by Stijn Wuytens. The game was then settled in the last minute when Owen Wijndal’s cross was worked into his own net by Sergey Yavorskiy.

AZ ease into the next round where they will meet either Viktoria Plzen or Royal Antwerp.




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