Mat Ryan's AZ, West Ham storm into Conference quarters
Socceroos skipper Mat Ryan has played a starring role in helping his Dutch club progress to the quarter-finals of the Europa Conference League.
AZ Alkmaar won Thursday night's round-of-16 second-leg clash with Lazio 2-1 in the Netherlands to progress 4-2 on aggregate.
Ryan kept out Felipe Anderson on 21 minutes but the Brazilian opened the scoring moments later for Lazio, currently third in Serie A, after VAR confirmation.
Mattia Zaccagni sprung the offside trap down the left and laid it off for Anderson to toe-poke into the bottom corner from 12 yards.
Jesper Karlsson levelled for AZ on 28 minutes, unleashing a screamer from distance that swerved mid-air to leave Ivan Provedel with no chance.
Ryan was needed again in the 52nd after a Luca Pellegrini thunderbolt was going into the far top corner, but the Australian No.1 made a great save.
And the hosts, third in the Dutch Eredivisie, took the lead on the night 10 minutes later to seal the tie when Greek forward Vangelis Pavlidis fired home a Karlsson pass.
At the London Stadium, West Ham put their domestic struggles to one side to sweep past Cypriot's AEK Larnaca 4-0 for a 6-0 aggregate win.
Goals from Gianluca Scamacca, Jarrod Bowen and teenager Divin Mubama have made it a perfect 10 wins out of 10 for the Hammers.
David Moyes' side came through a two-legged play-off to qualify for the competition proper and then won all six of their group matches before dismantling Larnaca to reach the quarters.
Scamacca, West Ham's STG35million ($A64m) summer signing who has struggled to adapt to life in the Premier League, sent a curler from 25 yards narrowly wide before finding the net after 20 minutes.
Fed by Manuel Lanzini inside the left corner of the penalty area, Scamacca cut inside defender Mikel Gonzales before firing home.
The 24-year-old Scamacca had the ball in the net again moments later but an offside flag halted the celebrations.
Larnaca then had a goal ruled out for offside themselves, Nemanja Nikolic denied with VAR confirming the decision.
The visitors were reduced to 10 men just before halftime, Gustavo Ledes seeing red for a foul on Pablo Fornals.
The Hammers promptly doubled their lead 90 seconds into the second half when goalkeeper Kenan Piric palmed Scamacca's shot to the feet of Bowen, who finished at the far post.
And just two minutes later Bowen, left out of the England squad earlier on Thursday, scored the third with an audacious header from Aaron Cresswell's cross.
There was then a special moment for local lad Mubama, the 18-year-old scoring his first career goal with a neat flick from Tomas Soucek's header, to wrap up a satisfying night's work for Moyes' men.
Also into Friday's quarter-finals draw were Gent, Basel, Lech Poznan, Fiorentina, Anderlecht and Nice.