UEFA 2019: Chelsea and Ajax play out a thriller

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UEFA 2019 Chelsea vs Ajax Match Highlights – Chelsea and Ajax both of the European giants have one thing in common this season and that is young and raw talent. Their Champions League clash last night was nothing but exciting football played with an offensive mindset. The match ended with 8 goals at the end of the 90 minutes with 4 goals being split between both the teams. You would have wondered how did this match not have more goals?

uefa 2019 chelsea vs ajax match highlights

The first goal was an own goal that was conceded by Chelsea as the ball got flicked off from Tammy Abrahams’s foot, from Quincy Promes’ free-kick out on the left-wing. Chelsea was quick to act and Jorginho leveled the playing field as he converted the penalty which was won by Christian Pulisic who was clumsily taken down.

UEFA 2019 Chelsea vs Ajax Match Highlights

It was difficult for Chelsea to deal with Ajax’s midfielder Hakim Ziyech, who perfectly launched his cross inside the box that was headed by Quincy Promes to make the scoreline 2-1. Shortly after, it was a free-kick from the Moroccan that was struck so perfectly that it escaped Kepa Arrizabalaga and cannoned off the post and then went in off the goalkeeper’s face. Ziyech would have never expected the ball to take such a trajectory, but more importantly, it went in giving Ajax a 2 goal lead before the half time.

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UEFA 2019 Chelsea vs Ajax Match Highlights – Donny van de Beek made it 4-1 at the hour mark, silencing Stamford bridge as Ajax looked to register an amazing away win in England. Despite the scoreline, Chelsea started the second half on a positive note and they deservedly got rewarded for it. First, a goal from captain Azpilicueta looked offside as he turned it in on the line. Then there were 2 red cards given to Blind and Veltman.

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UEFA 2019 Chelsea vs Ajax Match Highlights – Jorginho scored the second penalty of the night for 4-3. Reece James completed the comeback as he drilled a low shot in the far corner. Chelsea would have won the match with the help of Azpilicueta had the VAR not spotted a handball by Tammy Abraham.

UEFA 2019 Chelsea vs Ajax Match Highlights – Before the goal being disallowed they had already celebrated it like a winner but to their disappointment later, they found that a little more was needed to walk away with 3 points. Ajax down to 10 men still looked for a winner and came close through Lisandro Martínez.

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