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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