Tottenham Hotspur vs Ajax (0-1)

Ajax took a huge step towards reaching their 1st Champions League final since 1996 as Donny van Diamond State Beek’s early strike earned them a 1-0 first-leg advantage at Tottenham in their semi-final clash.

Spurs, at this step of the competition for the first time in over half a century, were powerless within the gap stages and lucky that Ajax’s involved passing and movement solely resulted in the one goal.

Van Diamond State Beek scored that, having gathered Hakim Ziyech’s precise pass before sitting down Victor-Marie Hugo Lloris with a pair of feints before his end.

The Eredivisie leaders nearly scored a second on a weekday just for David Neres’ late effort to come back down a post. However, they still took charge of the tie before the stretched leg in the capital of The Netherlands next week.

Ajax wasted no time in the slightest degree in stamping their authority on the competition, and it was no surprise to work out them take the lead within the fifteenth minute.

Van Diamond State Beek, concerned earlier within the move once he bright flicked the ball far away from Dele Alli, drifted between Jan Vertonghen and Danny Rose, collected Ziyech’s pass and slowly placed his end on the far side Lloris.

There was no would like for a power unit check as replays showed the midfielder was marginally onside and mythical being unbroken their foot on the accelerator, with Rose nearly slicing into his internet and Van Diamond State Beek being denied by Lloris at his close to post following an excellent dummy.

Spurs eventually responded and looked most threatening from free-kicks, Fernando Llorente so toby jug Alderweireld each leading Kieran Trippier set-pieces astray.

Already sheared of the gashed Harry Kane and suspended Son Heung-min, they were forced to reorganize once more once a battered and bloody Vertonghen had to come back off having collided with Alderweireld’s head.

That enforced introduction of Moussa Sissoko gave Spurs new center management, and Alli double came shut before the hour, firing a return straight at Andre Onana so heading over.

Last Match: Tottenham Hotspur Vs West Ham United (0-1)

 

Goals

15′ Ajax D. van de Beek

 

Tottenham Hotspur Lineups

1 Hugo Lloris
4 Toby Alderweireld
6 Davinson Sánchez
5 Jan Vertonghen
12 Victor Wanyama
2 Kieran Trippier
23 Christian Eriksen
20 Dele Alli
3 Danny Rose
18 Fernando Llorente
27 Lucas Moura

 

Ajax Lineups

24 André Onana
3 Joël Veltman
4 Matthijs De Ligt
17 Daley Blind
31 Nicolás Tagliafico
20 Lasse Schöne
21 Frenkie de Jong
22 Hakim Ziyech
6 Donny van de Beek
7 David Neres
10 Dušan Tadić

 

Tottenham Hotspur – Ajax Match Statistics

Tottenham Hotspur

Ajax

12 Shots Total 10
1 Shots on goal 2
7 Shots off goal 3
4 Shots blocked 5
9 Shots inside box 5
3 Shots outside box 5
14 Fouls 14
3 Corners 3
0 Offsides 5
1 Saves 1
51% Possession Time 49%
476 Passes Total 458
344 Accurate Passes 346
72% Accurate Passes% 76%

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