Alkmaar KO Ajax in the cup winning 3-2 in the ArenA

Ajax 2 – AZ Alkmaar 3 (KNVB Beker, January 19, 2012) Ajax struck first through Siem de Jong, but AZ then hit back with two goals in eight minutes as Maarten Martens and Charlison Benschop scored in the 24th and 32nd respectively. The side headed into the break level pegging as Siem de Jong was adjudged to have beaten the offside trap to tuck in a loose free-kick in the 37th. (First half highlights) The cup tie was settled early in the second half courtesy of a confident penalty from Rasmus Elm in the 55th.

Related link: FAIL! Roy Beerens’ comedy miss (AZ Alkmaar) vs Ajax.