Ajax came away from Bayern Munich with a 1-1 draw but the Amsterdammers can be disappointed not to have taken all three points. 

Ajax boss Erik ten Hag made a tactical change for the trip to Munich with Max Wober and Donny van de Beek coming into a side spearheaded by Dusan Tadic. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Carel Eiting dropped to the bench while Frenkie de Jong missed out through injury.

Andre Onana was forced into an excellent save to deny Arjen Robben in the 3rd minute but shortly afterwards the Dutch winger crossed for Mats Hummels to head in the opener.

After the false start, Ajax began to take control with Hakim Ziyech controlling the midfield with some excellent passes. In the 22nd minute, Ajax got what they deserved when Nouassir Mazraoui played a one-two with Dusan Tadic before firing past Manuel Neuer.

Ajax continued to press before the break and nearly went into half-time ahead with Ziyech unleashing a strike that Neuer had to tip over.

Bayern were poor and were unlucky not to be behind early in the second half with Tadic scuffing a strike into the ground before Nicolas Tagliafico saw his strike kept out by Neuer on the second attempt.

The hosts eventually woke up and pressed but the better chances kept falling to Ajax and especially van de Beek who was played in on goal but could only prod the ball wide from close range.

Substitute James Rodríguez almost put Bayern ahead but his strike was brilliantly kept out by Onana. Deep into injury time, Ajax got one last opportunity from a free-kick that Lasse Schone smashed towards the top corner only for Neuer to somehow tip it onto the bar and to safety.

An excellent performance by Ajax that deserved more than a point but they remain top of Group E on goal difference ahead of Bayern. In the group’s other game, Benfica beat AEK Athens 3-2.




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