Brett Holman scored his second goal in Europe this season but it was not enough to help AZ Alkmaar into the second stage of the Europa League.

The Australian international finished into the bottom near corner after Rasmus Elm's pass found him in the 17th minute, giving the Dutch club a vital lead against Moldovan outfit Sheriff Tiraspol at Sheriff Stadium.

But the home side hit back in the 54th minute through Florent Rouamba to force a 1-1 draw - the point leaving both sides short of a chance to qualify from Group E with Dynamo Kiev and BATE Borisov clear on top.