AZ and Roda progress
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
AZ Alkmaar and Roda JC secured safe passage into the semi-finals.AZ Alkmaar and Roda JC secured safe passage into the semi-finals of the Gatorade Cup.
Eredivisie title challengers AZ cruised past MVV, while Roda proved too good for Helmond Sport.
AZ fielded a strong side despite having other priorities and Louis van Gaal was rewarded with a 4-0 win over the team from Maastricht.
Denny Landzaat set the ball rolling with a goal on 19 minutes and a brace from Martijn Meerdink put the game beyond the Eerste Divisie side.
Danny Koevermans added some gloss to the scoreline with a fourth 20 minutes from time.
Roda were made to work harder to overcome Helmond Sport, but a brace from Andres Oper took them into the last four.