AZ Alkmaar have boosted their chances of progressing in the Europa league with a slender 1-0 win over Dundalk.

weghorst-dundalk-azJohn van den Brom’s side needed nothing less than a victory in Ireland if they were to get their campaign back on track and ten minutes into the tie Wout Weghorst fired AZ into the lead after an error from Dane Massey.

The hosts failed to mount a comeback after falling behind and AZ should have added more goals in the second half with Weghorst denied by goalkeeper Gary Rogers, while Mats Seuntjens hit the post.

A second goal wasn’t necessary as AZ held out to claim a victory which moves them from bottom in the group to second. In two weeks a win over the already qualified Zenit in Alkmaar will seal their place in the knockout rounds.

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