AZ defeats Ajax, advances in Dutch Cup

AZ defeats Ajax, advances in Dutch Cup

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AZ defeats Ajax, advances in Dutch Cup


Jozy Altidore 2 (Getty Images)

As if there was not enough drama the last time Ajax and AZ Alkmaar played.

AZ advanced to the quarterfinals of the Dutch Cup with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Ajax in their rescheduled round of 16 match on Thursday morning. A second-half penalty kick goal would be the decisive finish in a game that saw each team take and squander leads.

Jozy Altidore saw time in the match, coming off the bench and playing 22 minutes for AZ in its upset win.

The game at Amsterdam ArenA was played in front of a crowd of 22,800 that was comprised of mostly kids from local youth groups and clubs. That came as a result of the incident that occurred with AZ goalkeeper Esteban Alvarado in the original meeting between these two teams in December, when an Ajax fan stormed the pitched to attack the goalkeeper.

What do you think of AZ's upset win? Think Altidore and AZ can go all the way and win the Dutch Cup?

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