AZ Alkmaar defeated Dnipro -1 2-1 to seal top spot in their Europa Conference League group.

AZ, who went into the game top, had the lead early on with Jens Odgaard heading in a cross from Jesper Karlsson.

Hobie Verhulst denied Artem Dovbyk an equaliser before Sam Beukema had two big chances to make it 2-0. However, the defender was denied by the goalkeeper before hitting the post.

Five minutes before the break, Dovbyk equalised for the Ukrainians with a close-range finish. Pascal Jansen responded by bringing on Vangelis Pavlidis and the forward almost netted immediately but fired wide.

AZ eventually netted the winner late on with Pavlidis heading in and that was enough to seal top spot in the group. AZ progresses to the next round as a top seed.




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