All goals, Full Match, Full Highlights, Highlights Extended, score and goals: Standard Liege 1-1 Ajax Amsterdam – Highlights (Europa League)
Ajax has the group stage of the UEFA Europa League Thursday night ended with a draw at Standard Liege. Ajax seemed on its way through a goal by Anwar El Ghazi long time to win, but the home side five minutes before the score 1-1.
With an unbeaten status and fourteen points, Ajax can nevertheless look back on a very successful performance in group G. The team of Peter Bosz, already certain of the Group’s profit, know Monday who the opponent is in the last 32. Then the draw in Nyon. One may be taken of the four worst dropouts from the Champions League or number two in the Europa League.
As announced at the press conference Peter Bosz argued lot changes. Compared won at home against FC Groningen (2-0) only stayed Amin Younes and Donny stand Brook. The suspended against Groningen Davy Klaassen returned to the starting line. Additionally Diederik Boer defended the Amsterdam purpose and thus brought the average age of the predominantly young team up.
that many mutations do not lead to a weakening, being above the cup match in September against Willem II (5-0) and the last Europa League match against Panathinaikos out. When presented several substitutes and young talents likewise with gusto. That was again the case in Liège.
The race started from Amsterdam perspective less. The Ajax fans threw fireworks on the pitch, causing the game was stopped and resumed after a short break.
Standard stood before the race second, with a slightly better goal difference than Celta Vigo, and began enthusiastically. The first chance was for the Belgians, by Jean-Luc Dompé. However, the shot of the outside left went wide. After about fifteen minutes, Ajax came into his rhythm and gradually took over the management.
After 23 minutes of play Klaassen seemed to open the score, but his header – whether or not crossed the goal line – was not recognized as a valid goal by arbitration. Moments later, Ajax were still ahead. Donny Brook took a brilliant crossbal on the right El Ghazi. The attacker was launched, apart from his man and outwitted by a pebble shot Guillaume Hubert: 0-1
El Ghazi was goalkeeper also a personal success. The attacker was put back a month on disciplinary grounds for Ajax and is now again a week at the A-selection. Against Groningen decked he a penalty which Hakim Ziyech decided the game.
In the final minutes of the first half pushed Standard anymore. Yet it was dreigendste moment for Ajax.Cassierra however, could just not print the ball in a favorable position. Standard suggested there is a shot of Dompé opposite
In the second half should come standard, and so did the home team whatsoever. However, the best odds for Ajax remained. El Ghazi made itself felt shortly after the break with a long solo, but ran into the goalkeeper to goalkeeper Hubert. Then had a fine effort by Nouri (just off the intersection) and a chance of Cassierra (after lovely through ball Younes) deserved a better fate.
Not the rose
It did not mean that it had no opportunity at that stage energetically playing Standard. On the contrary. With 64 minutes played, Benito Raman missed from the edge sixteen rose. Knowing that Celta led at Panathinaikos and so a win was much needed, faith ebbed slowly away from the host. Nouri could provide fifteen minutes before the final blow, but after a fine pass from Van de Beek and ditto turn away went the little playmaker on.
His missed opportunity, and that of Cassierra moments later, had major consequences. Five minutes before the Standard came completely out of nowhere at 1-1. Substitute Raman nodded beautifully – it must be said – inside. Suddenly smelled the home side yet again blood and put it right back on. In addition, risks had to be taken. The counterpunch was El Ghazi Ajax again have to put in the lead, but he went completely free for the Standard on goal.