The Ajax Amsterdam players won the first match of the 2018/2019 Champions League semi-finals at Tottenham Hotspur 1: 0. The only goal was scored by Donny van de Beek in the 15th minute.
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Erika's coaches, Haga, gave a compact performance and deservedly took the lead from London to retaliate in Amsterdam on May 8.
The second semi-final is scheduled for Wednesday, May 1, and Barcelona will host the Liverpool Nou Camp team.
Champions League – 1st semifinal:
0: 1 (0: 1) Tottenham Hotspur – Ajax Amsterdam
goal: 15. Van de Beek
Judge: Lahoz (Špa.), ŽK: Tagliafico, Veltman (both Ajax)
Tottenham: Lloris – Alderweireld, D. Sánchez, 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. Cega, Tagliafico – D. Van de Beek, Schöne (65. Mazraoui), F. De Jong – Ziyech (87. Huntelaar), Tadic, Neres
The home team started without strikers Harry Kane, who was injured and beaten by Heung-Min Sona. For the offensive "roosters," it was not an unsolvable problem, but the Ajax players were excited before the introduction. On day 15, he took the action neres, then handed the ball to Zijach and he drew the ball to Donny van de Beeka – 0: 1. The scorer also had a great opportunity eight minutes later when he hit the ball with Neres, but just pointed to the goalkeeper from an angle. At 32 minutes, another complication to the house happened when Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen collided. It was not played too long, Vertonghen suffered a bloody injury, and although he returned to the field, he had to go to the locker room visibly shaken for a moment. At the end of the first half, the home team had not scored a single goal in the goal, and the Dutch team took a prominent position in the locker room.
Shortly after the break, viewers saw the odds on both sides. First of all, after the good work of Llorente, De Ligt blocked Alli's kick, then went beyond Tagliafico. With 56 minutes played, 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, coming into play more, but Ajax defended well and waited for counterattacks. The visitors got back into the match after 78 minutes, but Neres's charge up the middle resulted in the keeper making one of his best saves of the day. Mauricio Pochettino, the coach of the house, reacted twice when changing, but his men could no longer cope.