Guus Til starts on Thursday in the AZ base in the return at BK Häcken in the second heat of the Europa League. The captain seems to be on his way to Spartak Moscow.
Last week Til announced the club management from AZ that he would like to leave for Spartak. Both clubs, however, have not yet reached agreement on the transfer fee, but are still in discussion with each other.
Compared to the outbound match in Alkmaar last week, there are two changes to AZ's line-up. Pantelis Hatzidiakos and Oussama Idrissi play at the expense of Jonas Svensson (injured) and Albert Gudmundsson, respectively.
Jordy Clasie is in the selection for the first time. The midfielder arrived at the end of last month transfer-free from Southampton, which had already let it to Feyenoord last season.
AZ had to settle for a disappointing 0-0 draw against Häcken last week, meaning that the team of the new trainer Arne Slot must score on Thursday to have a chance to win a ticket for the third qualifying round.
BK Häcken-AZ starts Thursday at 6:30 PM in the Bravida Arena and is led by French referee Frank Schneider. The diptych winner will face FC Mariupol in the third qualifying round.
Setup AZ: Bizot; Hatzidiakos, Vlaar, Wuytens, Wijndal; Midtsjø, Koopmeiners, Til; Stengs, Boadu, Idrissi.