AZ beats Valencia 2-1 in Europa League quarter final first leg

Dutch premier division leaders AZ scored a narrow 2-1 home win over Valencia of Spain in the first leg of their Europa League quarter final tie on Thursday night.

The goals came from Brett Holman and Maarten Martens during a match in which the Spanish side failed to capitalise on chances they created, particularly during the first half.
The return match in Spain takes place next week. Valencia put PSV Eindhoven out of the competition in the round of 16.
Match report

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