AZ ran out 5-1 winners over FK BakuPublished on 16 januari 12, 00:00
AZ named the same team that met Werder
AZ dominated the game but needed a set piece for the third time in three matches to open the scoring: Elm broke the deadlock in the 14th minute with a trademark free kick. Elm also set up Martens for the second goal. The Swede took a corner from the right side after 24 minutes and Martens headed the ball past keeper. Seven minutes later, Martens found Beerens, who unleashed a powerful shot across the keeper into the top corner.
Erik Falkenburg, Dirk Marcellis and Johann Berg Gudmundsson replaced Adam Maher, Nick Viergever and Beerens at the start of the second half. Gertjan Verbeek´s team proved less dominant after the break. Yet Martens scored his second goal of the match in the 56th minute.
AZ FK Baku 5-1 (3-0)
AZ line-up: Esteban; Etiënne Reijnen, Niklas Moisander (76. Milan Hoek), Nick Viergever (46. Dirk Marcellis), Simon Poulsen (64. Erik Schouten); Adam Maher (46. Erik Falkenburg), Maarten Martens (70. Ali Messaoud), Rasmus Elm (60. Celso Ortiz); Roy Beerens (46. Johann Berg Gudmundsson), Jozy Altidore (60. Ruud Boymans), Brett Holman (64. Kevin Luckassen).
FK Baku line-up: Agil Mammadov; Maris Verpakovskis (70. Nurlan Novruzov), Ibrahim Kargbo, Xavier Junior, Aleksandar Solic (66. Winston Antonio Parks); Elvin Mammadov, Jamshid Maharramov, Novruz Mammadov; Shahriyar Aliyev (81. Elshad Mananov), Joao Silvino de Carvalho (66. Tural Gurbatov), Dennis Ivanovs.
Goals: 14. Elm 1-0, 24. Martens 2-0, 31. Beerens 3-0, 56. Martens 4-0, 87. Parks 4-1, 90. Boymans 5-1.
Booked: Mammadov (FK Baku).
Sent off: -