Ajax U19’s have qualified for the UEFA Youth League knockout stages after a 2-1 win over Lille.

Ajax went into the clash second in the group with Lille sitting at the top. John Heitinga was once again able to call upon Naci Ünüvar, Sontje Hansen, Kenneth Taylor, Youri Regeer and Anass Salah-Eddine, who all returned from the U17 World Cup.

After only four minutes Ajax had the lead when Brian Brobbey finished off a swift attack. Three minutes later, Taylor made it 2-0 on the rebound after Brobbey had a shot saved.

Ajax were comfortable but in the second half, Fadiga Ouattara  pulled one back for the French side. However, any chance of a comeback was then ended when Cheikh Niasse was shown a red card.

Ajax jump above Lille to the top of the group but both sides progress to the next round after Valencia defeated Chelsea 2-1 in the group’s other clash.




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