Uefa Cup Group C Round-Up
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Braga qualified for the next round of the Uefa Cup, as AZ clinched top spot in Group C.
Braga qualified for the next round of the Uefa Cup, as AZ Alkmaar clinched top spot in Group C.
Ahead of the final group matches, Braga needed to beat already eliminated Grasshopper Zurich to overhaul Slovan Liberec for third spot.
After a frustrating first half, Braga made the breakthrough just past the hour mark when Joao Pinto scored.
And the Portuguese club's qualification for the round of 32 was sealed when Vitor Castanheira grabbed a second goal.
AZ travelled to Sevilla merely requiring a point to prevent the holders from taking top spot.
Javier Chevanton's penalty on 52 minutes put Sevilla in front before Shota Arveladze equalised 10 minutes later.
Arveladze confirmed AZ as group winners when he earned the Dutch side a 2-1 success with his second goal in injury time.