Ajax Amsterdam players won the first match of the Champions League semi-finals 2018/2019 at Tottenham Hotspur 1: 0. Donny van de Beek took the only goal in the 15th minute.
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Trainer coaches Erik the Haga gave a compact performance and deservedly took a tight lead from London to play in Amsterdam on May 8th.
The second semifinal is on the program on Wednesday, May 1, Barcelona will welcome the Camp Nou footballers of Liverpool FC.
Champions League – 1st semifinal match:
0: 1 (0: 1) Tottenham Hotspur – Ajax Amsterdam t
Goal: 15. Van de Beek
Judge: Lahoz (SpA.), ŽK: Tagliafico, Veltman (both Ajax)
Tottenham: Lloris – Alderweireld, D. Sanchez, Vertonghen (39. Moussa Sissoko) – Trippier (80th Foyth), Eriksen, Wanyama, D. Rose (79th B. Davies) – Alli, Llorente, Lucas Moura
Ajax Amsterdam: Onana – Veltman, De ligt, D. Blind, Tagliafico – D. Van de Beek, Schöne (65. Mazraoui), F. De Jong – Ziyech (87. Huntelaar), Tadic, vice
The home team had entered without the attackers Harry Kane, who was wounded and beaten by Heung-Min Sona. It was not an unsolvable problem for the "cocks" offensive, but Ajax players were more lively ahead of the introduction. The 15th arrested the vice, surrendered the ball to Zijach, and the perpetrator called for Donny van de Beek – 0: 1. The goal scorer had a great opportunity eight minutes later when he hit the ball with the vice, but only pointed at the goalkeeper . In the 32nd minute, another complication for the home came when Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen collided. It wasn't played long, Vertonghen suffered a bloody injury, and although he returned to the pitch, he had to head for the dressing room visibly shaken for a moment. By the end of the first half, the home team had not scored a single shot on the goal, and the Dutch team's players had taken a tight lead to the locker room.
Right after the break, the spectators saw the odds on both sides. First, after good work Llorente blocked de ligt Alli shot, then headed from behind the sixteen just next to Tagliafico. After 56 minutes, the home side managed to get a 1 – 0 lead as Alli flipped the ball in after a cross from the right. Tottenham's performance was better than in the first half, getting more into play, but Ajax defended well and waited for counterattacks. After 78 minutes, the visitors got one back and finished off their lead. Home coach Mauricio Pochettino reacted twice by changing, but his wards failed to match.