Good evening and welcome to this live blog on NU.nl.

We (Patrick Moeke and Sam Blom) will keep you informed of all developments in the duels in the Europa League tonight.

Lots of fun!



  • Europa League

  • LIVE: 

  • Ajax-Lille

    1-0

    (3-1)

  • 21.00 o'clock:

  • PSV-Olympiacos

Ajax-Lille a few seconds ago

Peace!

Ajax and Lille are looking for the dressing rooms after a lively first half with a 1-0 score.

Klaassen provides the only goal after fifteen minutes with a header.

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Ajax-Lille a few seconds ago

45 + 1 'Renato Sanches goes down in the box after a duel with Antony, but the referee does nothing.

Sanches also seemed to look it up a bit.

PSV-Olympiacos · a few seconds ago

There is the line-up of PSV for the return against Olympiacos.

Although Mohammed Ihattaren is fit, the midfielder starts on the bench.

Olivier Boscagli was in doubt, but is allowed to start from trainer Roger Schmidt.



PSV:

 Mvogo;

Dumfries, Teze, Viergever, Boscagli, Max;

Rosario, Thomas;

Götze, Zahavi, Malen.

Ajax-Lille a few seconds ago

40 'Ajax has recovered well after a difficult opening phase and gives away much less space in the switch.

Lille has to score twice after Klaassen's goal to force an extension.

Ajax-Lille a few seconds ago

The French storm has died down a bit.

Ajax gets more grip on the match.

Ajax-Lille a few seconds ago

Lille goalkeeper Maignan received a yellow card after Klaassen's goal for protesting.

Botman went to the ground, but the replay showed that the Dutch defender himself bumped into Blind.

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Ajax-Lille one minute ago

29 'After a very fast combination, Rensch comes alone for Maignan, but runs into the goalkeeper and then collides with him hard.

Both suffer a lot from this, but they both seem to be able to continue.

Ajax-Lille 4 minutes ago

Ajax has not yet needed Sébastien Haller who is not eligible to play.

Ajax-Lille 6 minutes ago

25 'A chance for Ajax, but Neres finds Maignan's gloves from a difficult angle.

Ajax-Lille8 minutes ago

Although Ajax is certainly not the parent party, the team from Amsterdam is ahead.

Davy Klaassen scores the 1-0 with a header after fifteen minutes.

Ajax-Lille 13 minutes ago

18 'Lille does not seem to be taken aback by Klaassen's goal and gets another big chance.

After a quick attack, Weah curls the ball just wide.

13 minutes ago

Ajax-Lille 17 minutes ago

15 'GOAL Ajax!

 1-0



Out of nowhere Ajax takes the lead!

Davy Klaassen heads the ball in from a free kick.

The man who should have covered him, Sven Botman, was lying on the ground just before.

The Lille players protest, but the goal is set.

Ajax-Lille 18 minutes ago

13 'Another opportunity for the visitors, who started strong in Amsterdam.

Renato Sanches makes an attempt from a distance, but shoots wide.

Ajax-Lille 21 minutes ago

11 'Ajax is having a hard time in the opening phase.

Lille has already come out with a lot of people a few times and Stekelenburg and Martínez already had to save the day.

Ajax-Lille 22 minutes ago

Not in the stadium, but from home.

The suspended Nicolás Tagliafico looks closely at the activities of his fellow pleasers.

From home this time but sending the strength to the boys, come onnnn @AFCAjax !! Anyone else pushing the team like at the stadium?

💪🏻❌❌❌ #UEL

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Ajax-Lille 24 minutes ago

Ajax is experiencing a difficult opening phase in the Johan Cruijff ArenA.

The French visitors start boldly and hunt for the 0-1.

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Ajax-Lille 27 minutes ago

3 'Ajax quickly escapes the 0-1.

After a dangerous attack, Stekelenburg can just intercept a cross from Weah, after which Martínez has to remove a bet from Xeka from the line.

Ajax-Lille 31 minutes ago

1 'Kick-off! 

Ajax and Lille have started their return match in the Europa League in Amsterdam.

Can the team from Amsterdam qualify for the eighth finals after the 1-2 victory in France?

Ajax-Lille 42 minutes ago

Erik ten Hag did not hesitate for long about his choice to put Daley Blind on left back.

"This is the most logical setup, we do the most justice with this", the coach tells

 RTL7

.

Ten Hag also expects Lille to be stronger than last week.

"Lille didn't play well last week, but that was because of us. Lille will want to reach a higher level, so I told the team that we have to be even better this time."

Ajax-Lille 44 minutes ago

The last time Lille was in the knockout phase of a European tournament was in the 2010/2011 season.

In the Europa League, Les Dogues then also played against a Dutch club.

PSV was too strong 5-3 in two games.

Europa League one hour ago

Besides Ajax-Lille and PSV-Olympiacos, there are plenty of other matches on the program tonight.

An overview:



6.55 pm:


  • Arsenal-Benfica

  • Rangers FC-Antwerp

  • Villarreal-RB Salzburg

  • Hoffenheim-Molde

  • Napoli-Granada

  • Shakhtar-Maccabi


21.00 o'clock:


  • Club Brugge-Dynamo Kiev

  • Manchester United-Real Sociedad

  • AC Milan-Red Star

  • Leicester City-Slavia Prague

  • AS Roma-Sporting Braga

  • Dinamo Zagreb-Krasnodar

  • Bayer Leverkusen-Young Boys📸

an hour ago

Ajax-Lille one hour ago

Lille has recovered well from the defeat against Ajax last weekend.

The team of trainer Christophe Galtier booked a 1-4 victory when visiting Lorient.

With that, the French retained the lead in Ligue 1.

Ajax-Lille one hour ago

Ajax secured an excellent starting position against Lille last week by winning 1-2 on a visit to France.

94 percent of the teams that started with a 1-2 win in a European diptych, managed to qualify for the next round.

Ajax therefore seems to have a great chance to continue.

The last club in Europe to start with a 1-2 home defeat and still continue was Ajax itself.

In 2019, it won in the Champions League after a 1-2 home defeat against Real Madrid with 1-4 at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu.

Ajax-Lille one hour ago

Despite the good starting position, Ajax coach Erik ten Hag does not yet count himself rich.

"It will be a tough test, but I am confident", said the trainer yesterday.

Opponent Lille can lean on strong statistics in away games.

The leader in the French Ligue 1 has won the last eight away games in that competition.

“We are aware of that statistic,” assured Ten Hag.

"They won't be doing much different than last week, but we will have to improve to get one lap further."

Ajax-Lille one hour ago

The Lille line-up is also in.

Sven Botman is of course in the base with the French.

However, the Dutchman does not form a duo with José Fonte tonight, but with Tiago Djaló.

In addition, there are three changes compared to the first leg.

Domagoj Bradaric is preferred over Reinildo Mandava on left back.

Xeka, who was suspended for the first meeting with Ajax, takes the place of Boubakary Soumare in midfield.

Jonathan Ikoné is also at the kick-off, at the expense of Jonathan David.



Line-up Lille: 

Maignan;

Bradaric, Djalo, Botman, Celik;

Bamba, Sanches, Xeka, Ikoné;

Weah, Yazici

Ajax-Lille one hour ago

Ajax starts tonight against Lille with Daley Blind on left back.

He takes the place of the injured Nicolás Tagliafico.

Right back Noussair Mazraoui is also missing, he is replaced by Devyne Rensch.

Lisandro Martínez and Jurriën Timber form the center.

Ryan Gravenbergh will also return to midfield.

He was suspended for the first leg in France last week. 



Ajax setup:

 Stekelenburg;

Rensch, Timber, Martinez, Blind;

Álvarez, Klaassen, Gravenberch;

Antony, Tadic, Neres.

Ajax-Lille one hour ago

Ajax will defend a lead against Lille tonight in the Johan Cruijff Arena, after the 1-2 victory in France last week.

All goals came in the last twenty minutes.

Timothy Weah gave the French the lead after a short pass back by Nicolás Tagliafico, but in the last five minutes Dusan Tadic (from a much-discussed penalty kick) and substitute Brian Brobbey still managed to win an Amsterdam victory.

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