See Wanyama’s Totenham first Notice in UCL semi final clash
May 1, 2019
It only took Ajax Amsterdam 15
minutes to get a goal courtesy of Donny van de Beek’s in their Champions League last-four tie.
Ajax’s away impressive form, took a big step towards reaching their first champions league final since 1996 as the early strike earned them a 1-0 first-leg advantage at Tottenham in their semi-final clash. .
The Eredivisie leaders almost scored
a second on Tuesday only for David Neres’ late effort to come back off a post,
but they still took charge of the tie ahead of the return leg in Amsterdam coming
Ajax wasted no time at all in
stamping their authority on the contest and it was no surprise to see them take
the lead in the 15th minute.
The in form Dutch youngster Van de
Beek, involved earlier in the move when he brilliantly flicked the ball away
from Dele Alli, drifted between Jan Vertonghen and Danny Rose, collected
Ziyech’s pass and calmly placed his finish beyond Lloris to make it 1-0.
Spurs looked most dangerous from set
pieces as Fernando Llorente and Toby Alderweireld who came so close to scoring were
More damage beyond Harry Kane injury and Son Heung-min suspension,
came when a battered and bloodied Vertonghen came off after a collision with
Alderweireld’s head that saw Pochetinos game plan change and introduced Moussa
Ajax were unlucky not score a second
from a counter attack when Neres’ poor finish with 12 minutes to go came back
off a post with Lloris already beaten.