AZ-player Albert Gudmundsson in the clinch with VVV player Christian Kum (L) and goalkeeper Lars Unnerstall.
The team of trainer John van den Brom reached the eighth-finals by a thuiszege on VVV-Venlo (2-0).
Mats Seuntjens opened a moment after the rest of the score. He found purpose in reference to Guus Lift. Ralf Seuntjens, brother of the goalscorer, if after peace raids at VVV-Venlo. Oussama Idrissi drew in the final for the first time.
AZ lost the last three league games and is only ninth in the premier league. VVV is for the time being, three places higher in the rankings back. However, it was AZ are the better team in Alkmaar. VVV should especially goalkeeper Lars Unnerstall grateful that it is not with more goals difference lost. The keeper responded perfectly on the end of the Idrissi, Seuntjens, Albert Gudmundsson and Ron Vlaar.
Calvin Stengs fourth in the final as a substitute back in the first team of AZ. The talent ran last year a serious knee injury and got the last weeks all time at Young AZ. He was, in stoppage time a penalty kick but didn goalkeeper Unnerstall not to pass.