Conference League. "Dnipro-1" lost to AZ in Alkmaar and left the group in second place

In the 6th round of the group round of the Conference League, the Ukrainian "Dnipro-1" met the Dutch AZ in Alkmaar.

Both clubs secured early participation in the playoffs, it remained only in a head-to-head duel to find out who will take the first place and immediately go to the 1/8 finals, and who from the second line will receive a ticket to the knockout round. In this situation, the guests had to win.

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However, already in the debut of the meeting, the home team opened the score — Odhar, after a pass from Karlsson in the 8th minute, headed well. In the future, the Dutch had a certain advantage, they could have scored more (Beukema had two chances in one attack), but the Dnipros sharply counterattacked. Pikhalyonok, Babenko, Dovbyk had moments. The latter, in the 40th minute, after a pass from Amash, successfully played in front of the post and equalized the score.

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After the break, the hosts stepped up, trying to win. Valef saved the Ukrainian team several times, in particular, after strikes by Karlsson and Kerkez. But the goalkeeper of the visitors could not do anything in the 87th minute, when Pavlidis, who came on as a substitute, successfully put his head after Sugawara's cross. 2:1.

As part of the Dnipro team, the players who were called up for the national team's autumn training took part in the match: Sarapiy, Pikhalyonok and Dovbyk (goal).

Thus, "Dnipro-1" became the second in the group and is waiting for the draw for the play-off round, which will take place on November 7 (starting at 15.00 Kyiv time). The matches of this stage will take place on February 16 and 23, 2023.

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Conference League. Group round. Group E

6 round

AZ (Netherlands) — "Dnipro-1" (Ukraine) — 2:1 (1:1)

Goals: Odhar (8), Pavlidis (87) — Dovbyk (40).

AZ: Vergulst, Hatzidiakos, Beukema, Dekker (Pavlidis, 46), Kerkez, Reinders (Kopmeiners, 89), D. de Wit, Klasi (k) (Bazur, 89), Sugawara, Odgar (Lahdo, 65), Karlsson (van Brederode , 65).

Substitutions: Vindal Jensen, Westerveld, Barasy, Burmeester, M. de Wit.

Head coach: Pascal Jansen.

"Dnipro-1": Valef, Adamiuk, Svatok (k), Sarapii, Buzanello, Babenko, Pikhalyonok, Rubchinskyi (Kogut, 85), Amash, Nazarenko (Kononov, 89), Dovbyk.

Substitutions: Rybak, Kinareykin, Yurchuk, Loginov.

Head coach: Alexander Kucher.

Booked: D. de Wit (69) — Busanello (56).

Referee: Anastasios Papapetrou (Greece).

November 3. Alkmaar AZ Stadium.

"Apollon" (Cyprus) — "Vadutz" (Liechtenstein) — 1:0 (1:0)

Standings

 

G

W

D

L

GD

P

1. AZ

6

5

0

1

12-6

15

2. Dnipro-1

6

3

1

2

9-7

10

3. Apollo

6

2

1

3

5-7

7

4. Vaduz

6

0

2

4

5-11

2

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