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Match Report : 08/03/2007 v AZ Alkmaar
Newcastle United   4 4

Scorer(s):     OG [Steinsson] (7),  K.C Dyer (22),  O.A Martins (23, 37)

AZ Alkmaar   2 1
Scorer(s):     Arveladze (31),  Koevermans (73)
Competition: UEFA Cup, Round of 16 [1st Leg]
Season: 2006-07
Venue: St James's Park
Kick Off: 7:30 pm
Attendance: 28,452
Referee: Massimo Busacca (Switzerland)
Newcastle United
Manager: Glenn Roeder
 Seamus Given
 Nolberto Solano
 Steven Taylor
 Titus Bramble
 Stephen Carr
 Kieron Dyer
 Scott Parker
 Nicky Butt
 Damien Duff(On As A Substitute Emre Belozoglu, 77)
 Antoine Sibierski(On As A Substitute James Milner, 65)
 Obafemi Martins
Unused Subs: Stephen Harper, Paul Huntingdon, Charles N'Zogbia, Albert Luque, Andrew Carroll
AZ Alkmaar
Manager: Louis van Gaal
 Boy Waterman
  Kew Jaliens
  Barry Opdam
  Tim De Cler
  Nourdin Boukhari(On As A Substitute Gijs Luirink, 84)
  Shota Arveladze
  Maarten Martens(On As A Substitute Moussa Dembele, 60)
  Danny Koevermans
  Demy De Zeeuw
Cautioned  Gretar Steinsson
  Julian Jenner(On As A Substitute Jeremain Lens, 65)
Unused Subs: Job Bulters, Simon Cziommer, Ryan Donk, Ruud Vorme
First Half
7 mins
Goal [OG]
1-0OG [Steinsson]. Dyer got to a half cleared corner by Solano on the right. Playing a one-two with Duff, he cut into the box to slide the ball to Martins for a 2 yards tap-in, but Steinsson, marginally in front of him, stuck out a foot to poke the ball into an empty net.
22 mins
Goal
2-0Kieron Dyer. Butt threaded a ball through to Sibierski, who with the most superb flick, put it squarely into the path of Dyer who is left one-on-one with the advancing keeper. With a delicate little chip Dyer lifted the ball over him and into the back of the net.
23 mins
Goal
3-0Obafemi Martins. Sibierski, with another sublime touch, chipped the ball to Martins on the left. As the defence backpedalled he cut square across the box, past the challenges of Jaliens and Opdam and fired right-footed from the edge of the area into the bottom corner.
31 mins
Goal
3-1Arveladze. Jenner put in a superb cross from the right that left the Newcastle defence flat-footed and AZ captain Arveladze was totally unmarked just eight yards from goal and he cracked in a rocket of a header which went in off the underside of the bar.
37 mins
Goal
4-1Obafemi Martins. Parker, seeing Solano in space on the right played the ball out to him. Getting behind the defence, almost to the byeline, he put a superb cross in for Martins who from about 14 yards out hit it first time with his right foot giving the keeper no chance.
Second Half
53 mins
 CAUTIONED
Gretar Steinsson - foul on Duff
60 mins
Substitution
Moussa Dembele on for Maarten Martens
65 mins
Substitution
65 mins
Substitution
Jeremain Lens on for Julian Jenner
73 mins
Goal
4-2Koevermans. Taylor conceded a penalty for hand-ball. Dembele took it but Given saved low to his right. The rebound though went back to the feet of Dembele. Parker reacted very quickly and slid in a tackle but the ball fell to Koevermans to score from close range.
77 mins
Substitution
84 mins
Substitution
Gijs Luirink on for Nourdin Boukhari

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Matchday Programme : 08/03/2007

Matchday Programme : 08/03/2007