Dusan Tadic schreewut it off after his opening goal.
By a 0-2 victory in Greece, the Locals – with a duel with Bayern Munich – is already sure of a longer stay in the kampioenbal. Dusan Tadic made in the Greek capital both goals.
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Erik ten Hag was in Athens do not have the injured Hakim Ziyech and the suspended Nicolas Tagliafico. The Moroccan playmaker was on the right side replaced by David Neres, while centrumverdediger Max Wöber in the team came for the Argentine back. Daley Blind moved from the axis to the linksachterpositie.
Ajax with Of the Stream, and the Neres against AEK
At Hag: ’I have not passed’
Prior to the duel was very restless in the stadium. Fans of AEK Athens threw fireworks in the direction of the box-with Ajax supporters. A molovtovcocktail blasted on a wall of plexiglass apart and caused a big inferno, but miraculously there were no serious injuries.
Video: Ajax-fans under fire in stadium
The first half had no goals, already got Ajax have two great options. After 26 minutes of play put Frenkie de Jong with a ball to measure David Neres only for AEK goalkeeper Vasilios Launch, but the header of the Brazilian lacked the strength to be dangerous.
Not much later Lasse Schöne from a promising position construction for a free kick after a hard tackle on Kasper Dolberg from Marios Oikonomou. The flaming shot of the Dane flew, however, just about.
Also at the start of the second half was uneasy in the stands. The AEK players were there, apparently, inspired by and shared is also considerable. Ajax had, partly due to the hard game of the Southern Europeans struggled to make real chances.
Kasper Dolberg had it hard in Athens.
At Hag decided after an hour to intervene, and brought the searching Kasper Dolberg to the side for Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. Directly, the Locals are more dangerous. Huntelaar created with a loopactie space, making Donny Brook in the back could arise. The commitment of the sliding midfielder ended up on the pole, but Ajax went back to believing in a goal.
A few minutes later, it was all touch. Referee Michael Oliver put the ball on the dot after a handsbal of Marko Livaja, who is his second yellow card gave up and could inrukken. Dusan Tadic kept a cool head and shot straight through the middle tap: 0-1.
Ajax strikes in Athens.
The Serbian doubled the score in the 72nd minute. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar was after the return of David Neres not be selfish and put the ball on the side towards Tadic, who is childishly simple could scroll and Ajax in this way finally secured a ticket for the knock-out stages. In the last twenty minutes did Ajax a cool head and played the game mature.