By FRANCO PANIZO
Aron Johannsson is looking to help AZ Alkmaar successfully defend their KNVB Cup title, but some stiff opposition stands in their way of making it back to the final.
AZ are set to host traditional Dutch powerhouse Ajax on Thursday in the semifinals of the competition and the winner of the match will move on to the championship game on April 19 against Wednesday’s winners PEC Zwolle. The in-form Johannsson should be in the starting lineup for the Cheese Farmers and will attempt to end a personal run of three games without a goal.
There are several other matches on Thursday’s schedule as well. Inter Milan faces Udinese in Serie A action and there are three Copa Libertadores group games on tap in the evening, including Lanus-Cerro Porteno.
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Enjoy the action.