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AZ ease into last four of cup

AZ Alkmaar eased into the semi-finals of the KNVB Beker with a 2-0 victory at Eredivisie rivals Roda JC.

The teams shared a draw when they met in the league in November, but AZ came out on top on Tuesday with a Bart Biemans own goal setting them on their way after 32 minutes at Parkstad Limburg Stadion.

Roda's hopes of a comeback were further damaged after 57 minutes with the dismissal of Krisztian Nemeth and Aron Johannsson's goal two minutes later sealed the win.

The remaining quarter-finals will be played on Wednesday, with Ajax taking on Feyenoord, Utrecht travelling to NEC Nijmegen and PEC Zwolle facing third-tier JVC Cuyk.