Ajax has booked their first win in the Champions League after a hard fought 2-1 victory over Midtjylland.

After initially being denied entry into Denmark, Dusan Tadic, Ryan Gravenberch and Andre Onana all started, while Davy Klaassen was on the bench.

Ajax got off to a lightning start as Tadic set up Antony to fire the visitors in front within a minute. 12 minutes later, Tadic made it 2-0 with an indirect free-kick inside the box after a passback was penalised.

Midtjylland then began to put Ajax under pressure and after a quick attack, former Heerenveen forward Anders Dreyer pulled one back with a fierce strike from outside the box.

Dreyer then missed two great chances to pull the hosts level. Firstly he was denied by an excellent Onana save before he scooped the ball over from inside the box.

Erik ten Hag wasn’t happy with the lack of control Ajax had on the game and Klaassen was brought on for Jurgen Ekkelenkamp at the break. Edson Alvarez also came in for Perr Schuurs early into the second half.

It seemed that Ajax had made it 3-1 in the 67th minute when Antony netted, but VAR eventually ruled the goal out for offside.

Midtjylland barely created anything until the final minutes, with Onana having to claw away a free-kick late on. Then injury time, there was a sigh of relief as Lasse Vibe’s dive didn’t result in a penalty.

The win means Ajax now have four points from their opening three games and move level with Atalanta, who lost 5-0 at home against Liverpool.




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