THE Chelsea went to Johan Cruyff Arena and won the Ajax 1-0 on Wednesday for the third round of Group H of the Champions League. Michy Batshuayi left the bench to set the visitors' triumph 41 minutes into the second half.
With the result, the Dutch and the English have six points. THE Valence, which has three units, can also join the duo as it gets the zero Lille.
Ajax 0x1 Chelsea
Goal: Michy Batshuayi
AJAX: Onana; Dest, Veltman, Blind and Tagliafico; Álvarez and Martínez; Ziyech, Van de Beek and Promes (David Neres); Tadic. Technician: Erik ten hag
CHELSEA: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Tomori and Alonso; Kovacic, Jorginho and Mount; Willian (Pulisic), Abraham (Batshuayi) and Hudson-Odoi. Technician: Frank Lampard
19 Invincibility games had the Amsterdam team in official appointments. She hasn't lost since taking 3 to 2 of Tottenham at home for the Champions League semi-final last May 8th. There were 15 wins and four draws in the last matches. Consequently, it was the first defeat of Erik ten Hag's men in 2019-20.
25 years was the average age of the two starting teams. The Blues were in the field with a slightly younger team than Ajax, aged 25 and 71 days against 25 and 121 days.
VAR called and canceled
In a busy and balanced first half, each team finished six times, with only Chelsea hitting the target once – Mason Mount stopped in good defense of Andre Onana. Already the Dutch even scored at 35min, when Quincy Promes took advantage of lifting Hakim Ziyech from the right and completed for the net. However, the VAR pointed to the finisher's millimeter impediment and the goal was eventually annulled.
Batman is the hero
The confrontation continued at the same pace after the break, with both teams alternating good descents into attack. At 14min, Edson Álvarez took advantage of a corner kick from the right and headed into the post. Michy Batushuayi, who had just stepped into the position of Abraham (who scowled as he left), missed an unbelievable chance at 28min when he was free on the penalty spot and sent it over the target.
Batshuayi, who became known for worshiping Batman and even called himself 'Batsman', would redeem himself and become the hero of the game at 41min. Pulisic crossed low left, Marcos Alonso cut the light and Batshuayi completed for the net.
BATSHUAYI HAS DONE IT !! 🙌🦇
– Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 23, 2019
For the Champions League, both teams will meet again on November 5 (Tuesday) at Stamford Bridge. Before that, they turn their attention to their respective national championships.
Leipzig turn with incredible goal
In another time game, the RB Leipzig received the Zenit at Red Bull Arena and won 2-1 on the turn. Yaroslav Rakitskiy opened the scoring with a beautiful shot from outside the area 25 minutes into the first half, but Marcel Sabitzer would appear in the final stage to set the German triumph.
At 4min, Konrad Laimer received from Sabitzer in the middle of the good collective move and kicked cross to equalize. Ten minutes later, Marcel Sabitzer dominated the area and struck an angle to make an incredible goal, similar to that of Frenchman Benjamin Pavard at the 2018 World Cup.
The Germans went to six points in the group, while the Russians parked in the four units. THE Lyon also has four and gets the Benfica, which is reset.