Benfica is now in the quarterfinals, causing Ajax to the brink of defeat. The Dutch were more dominant during the match, mastering more and producing more, while falling short more. The Portuguese were able to defend throughout the match and got exuberant when they re-arranged some plays from Set Pieces, the strategy that led to the goal.
Verissimo has no idea what happened to get them to the end of the match after a draw that was scoreless. Ajax were dominant throughout the first half , and the final fifteen minutes saw them hammer Vlachodimos’ goal. Vlachodimos Goal. There was no way enough to overcome the Greek. The left side was a shortcut to Tadic, Gravenberch and Blind but when it was in the final position the wing was neither precise nor exact. Haller the second highest scoring player in the tournament did not notice it.
In the first leg and the final night of league play Ajax lost their way in the middle of the game. The frustration of not launching scoring after dominating in such a way, slowed the team’s spirits. which, with Meite as an anchor, and who came in through Taarabt, did not manage to find the holes through Gilberto’s team.
The Johan Cruijff Arena began to become impatient, and then admitted that there were reasons to be. At the end of the game, in the 77thminute Darwin Nunez, practically unknown until that point was able to take advantage of the inch that Timber was lacking to become a formidable central defender as well as Onana’s blunder to score the goal Benfica was lacking.
Sad goodbye to Ten Hag Ten Hag, who is the only one who will leave Amsterdam in July from the Champions League. In the last edition, the player said that this one was already a huge success but the city streets of Amsterdam have a different view. This is also the final European match with Ajax to Onana, Mazraoui and possibly others such as Gravenberch and Antony. On the other hand, Verissimo is all happy after entering the first game with his posture in order.
Souahilo Meite (45′, Taarabt), Yaremchuk (71′, Everton), Diogo Goncalves (80′, Darwin Nunez), Klaassen (80′, Berghuis), Brian Brobbey (80′, Edson Alvarez), Paulo Bernardo (90′, Goncalo Ramos), Lazaro (90′, Gilberto Junior), Holy Mohammed (95′, Jurrien Maduro)
1-76″: Darwin Nunez
Referee: Carlos del Cerro Grande
VAR Referee: Alejandro Jose Hernandez Hernandez
Goncalo Ramos (66′, Yellow) Jurrien Mature (82′, Yellow) Daley Blind (93′, Yellow) Ryan Gravenberch (93′, Yellow