Ajax has taken an important step to the final of the Champions League. Our neighbors scored after 14 minutes thanks to Donny van de Beek and that was the only goal of the match. On the basis of the whole party, the victory earned, even if it was Tottenham certainly not bad in the second half.
Tottenham had without Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son. Mauricio Pochettino chose nevertheless for an attacking formation, with both Lucas Moura as Fernando Llorente on the field. Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen formed, together with the other ex-following his departure to chelsea Davinson Sanchez in the central defence.
But the best-laid plans of Pochettino didn’t work. After a study tour took Ajax the match firmly in their hands. After barely a quarter of an hour play had the Amsterdammers the oh-so-important uitdoelpunt bite. Ziyech gave the whole Spurs defence review with one sharp pass, Donny van de Beek had a lot of time for Lloris to beat: 0-1.
Tottenham ran behind the facts and got on the half-hour is an additional damper to process. Onana came out, collided on Vertonghen and blasted on Alderweireld. Vertonghen was groggy and had a few minutes to be cared for. Equally, he seemed to continue to try, but he had soon supported to be worn.
Sissoko was his replacement and funnily enough it ran then suddenly better for the Spurs, that the balance is restored. After the break, they took the match even in the hands, Ajax had sudden trouble with the pressing and the physical game of the London club. Llorente and Dele went to their chance, but Onana had no miracles. On a sharp counter-attack had Neres the opportunity to see the match on lock.