First leg score: Dundee United 1-0 AZ
AZ Alkmaar vs Dundee United
AZ Alkmaar to win and over 2.5 goals- 10/11!
Last Thursday produced an historic European night at Tannadice, so can Dundee United turn this slender first leg advantage into progression to the next round?
A week ago, one of Scotland’s most historic stadiums was packed to the rafters and bouncing, with continental football returning for the first time in a decade.
The only goal of the night came on the hour mark; Glenn Middleton playing a neat one-two with Jamie McGrath before beautifully curling into the far corner.
In truth, come the end, AZ were on the ropes and were just delighted to leave Dundee with a 1-0 defeat.
So, can the Tangerines complete the upset as they travel to the Netherlands?
As mentioned, this is Dundee United’s first tie in Europe since 2012, but they’ve haven’t won one since ousting Principat in 1997.
35 years ago now, the Arabs were UEFA Cup Finalists, beating Barcelona and Borussia Mönchengladbach en route before falling to Göteborg.
So, can the Arabs claim their biggest European victory since the glory days under Jim McLean?
As for AZ, they’ve featured in 13 UEFA group stages since 2004, reaching the round of 16 of this competition last season.
The Cheeseheads hammered Tuzla City in the previous round so were fully expecting to cruise through this tie too
Despite being a goal down, they’ll be fully expecting to get through at AFAS Station.
Whoever does advance will meet Gil Vicente or Rīga FC in the Europa Conference League play-off round.