Opdam strikes late to save AZ
By Andrew Scurr
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
AZ edged past Fenerbahce on away goals after their tie ended 5-5 on aggregate.
AZ Alkmaar edged past Fenerbahce on away goals after their thrilling tie ended 5-5 on aggregate.
After a 3-3 draw in Turkey, Fenerbahce looked to be on their way to the last 16 after two first-half goals at the DSB Stadion.
But Maarten Martens pulled one back and Barry Opdam netted a late equaliser to see AZ through.
Tumer Metin had Fenerbahce ahead on 21 minutes when he finished from the edge of the area after Mateja Kezman's pass.
Kezman was the provider for the visitors' second which was scored by Brazilian midfielder Alex.
AZ found a way back into the game on 63 minutes when Martens netted from Demy de Zeeuw's cross before the comeback was completed.
With just four minutes remaining, Opdam popped up to set up a last 16 tie with Newcastle United.
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AZ Alkmaar 2-2 Fenerbahce (5-5 agg, AZ win on away goals)