Pavlidis puts AZ alongside Lazio just before halftime – Weghorst comes out with statement about tapping Anfield sign
LAZ-AZ | 45′ GOAL AZ!
AZ equalizes in Rome. Reijnders with the good control, Karlsson with the cross and Pavlidis with the nick.
LAZ-AZ | 31′ Good chance AZ
AZ fell behind, but after that Pascal Jansen’s team did turn its back. It yielded Sven Mijnans a good chance. The winter acquisition shoots a cross via a Lazio defender at the post.
LAZ-AZ | 18′ GOAL LAZIO!
Lazio has long been the dominant side and that results in the lead for the Italians after 18 minutes of play. Clasie loses the ball after which Zaccagni is able to deliver the cross on the left. Pedro cleverly runs away from his opponents and taps in the 1-0.
LAZ-AZ | 3′ Great chances Lazio
The first big chances of the match are for the Romans. First it is Milinković-Savić who has the 1-0 on his shoe and then Kerkez has to act for the Alkmaarders. AZ has been warned.
Feyenoord hosts Ajax on April 5 for KNVB Cup semi-final
The semifinal between Feyenoord and Ajax in the KNVB Cup tournament has been set for Wednesday, April 5 at De Kuip. The other semifinal between Spakenburg and PSV is scheduled for April 4. The Bunschoten municipality has given permission for the amateur club, which surprisingly eliminated FC Utrecht in the quarter-finals, to play the game with the defending champion of the cup tournament at its own Sportpark De Westmaat.
No supporters of the Amsterdam club are welcome at the game between Feyenoord and Ajax, as fans of the visiting club have consistently been banned from entering the league’s Klassieker for many years. Feyenoord is still considering what extra security measures to take.
Feyenoord and Ajax also met at De Kuip on January 22, then for the league. The Rotterdam club had hung meters-high nets between the stands and the pitch to prevent supporters from throwing objects towards the pitch.
Special measures were also taken to allow Ajax’s player bus to arrive at De Kuip without problems.
Liverpool fans compensated for Champions League final 2022
Nearly twenty thousand Liverpool fans who attended last year’s Champions League final against Real Madrid will be compensated.
Chaos ensued at the gates of the Stade de France as long queues formed at the entrance. This was because police had discovered that invalid tickets were in circulation among Liverpool fans. In the chaos, people got into a scuffle and fans were sprayed with tear gas. Some of the supporters did not even enter the stadium. Affected Real Madrid fans who meet certain requirements are also eligible for compensation.
UEFA Secretary General Theodore Theodoridis responded in a statement, “We recognize the negative experience of the supporters on that day and with this solution we will compensate the fans who had bought a ticket, and were most affected by the difficulties in entering the stadium.”
Vitesse continues legal battle with Gelredome owner
Vitesse is continuing its legal battle with Gelredome stadium owner Nedstede. Both parties meet again in court this week. Last week Vitesse lost summary proceedings over use of the stadium, jeopardizing the Eredivisie club’s professional license.
Vitesse has terminated its lease of the Gelredome because it considers the rental fee of 2 million euros a year too high. The current contract expires at the end of September. Because Nedstede considers Vitesse’s proposed rent of about half a million euros for the next 20 years far too low, an impasse arose.
Tonight the European soccer season continues again. In the Champions League, the first two returns will be played in the eighth finals. In addition, AZ is already in action in the Conference League against Lazio. Follow all developments in this liveblog.
Conference League: Lazio – AZ (6:45 p.m.)
Champions League: Chelsea – Dortmund (9 p.m., first game result 0-1)
Champions League: Benfica – Club Brugge (9 p.m., result first match 2-0)