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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

    2-1 

    (4-2)

  • 21.00 o'clock:

  • PSV-Olympiacos

Ajax-Lille · in 6 days

88 'GOAL Ajax! 

2-1



Ajax decides the match!

David Neres takes care of the 2-1 from the rebound, after Brobbey still encountered Maignan.

Ajax-Lille · in 6 days

86 'Ajax is no longer coming from its own half.

Now David gets dangerous, but his shot is blocked.

Ajax-Lille · in 6 days

86 'Lille insists and gets a free ball, but Ajax gets the ball away.

Ajax-Lille · in 6 days

84 'Klaassen almost takes care of the liberating 2-1, but Botman throws himself in front of the Ajax player at the last moment.

Ajax-Lille · in 6 days

Trainer Erik ten Hag has to survive another ten minutes with his team.

These are thrilling closing minutes in the Johan Cruijff ArenA.

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Ajax-Lille · in 6 days

77 'GOAL Lille! 

1-1



Yazici uses the penalty kick and Lille comes to the same level.

Lille now only needs one goal to force an extension.

Ajax-Lille · in 6 days

76 'Penalty kick Lille!



Martinez runs down David in the sixteen.

The Scottish referee Collum initially waves it away, but after consulting the screen, points to the dot.

Ajax-Lille · in 6 days

71 'After Timber's perseverance, Tadic gives the ball to Neres, but he also meets Maignan

Ajax-Lille · in 6 days

Ajax leaves two great opportunities unused in a short time.

Nevertheless, time is ticking away in favor of the Amsterdammers.

Ajax-Lille · in 6 days

66 'Ajax gets two enormous chances in a row out of nowhere.

First, Tadic opts for a lob, which he cannot get over Maignan.

The goalkeeper then saves on a bet with Klaassen's chest.

Despite Lille having the upper hand after the break, these were the biggest chances of the second half.

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Ajax-Lille · in 6 days

64 'Yazici shoots a free kick wide.

Lille insists and Ajax comes out less and less.

However, the French have not had many great opportunities.

Ajax-Lille · in 6 days

60 'Renato Sanches has already released several goal attempts this evening, but he has not been as close as here.

The ball just flies past the right side of the post for Ajax, although Stekelenburg gave the impression that he already had it all in his head.

Ajax-Lille · in 6 days

Ajax has great difficulty knowing itself against Lille's drive to attack.

The French have half an hour to make at least two hits.

Ajax-Lille · in 6 days

54 'Another nice opportunity for Lille.

This time, Timothy Weah gets a shot, but the angle is too difficult.

George Weah's son does not get the ball past Stekelenburg.

Ajax-Lille · in 6 days

52 'A collision between Maignan and Bradaric leads to an opportunity for Antony.

With the goalkeeper out of position, the Brazilian does not get the ball on goal.

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Ajax-Lille · in 6 days

50 'A beautiful through pass from Sanches gives Bamba a shooting opportunity, but he shoots straight into the hands of Stekelenburg.

Shortly afterwards the goalkeeper has to take action again.

now at an attempt by Xeka.

Lille also starts strongly in the second half.

Ajax-Lille · in 6 days

47 'The first goal attempt also comes from Lille in the second half, but Renato Sanches shoots the ball towards the second ring.

Ajax-Lille · in 6 days

Sven Botman made an unfortunate impression with Klaassen's goal.

Can the team of the Dutch defender recover in the second half?

Ajax-Lille · in 6 days

46 'Ajax and Lille have started the second half.

Ajax leads 1-0, but will have to watch out for the dangerous outbreaks from Lille in the second half.

Ajax-Lille · in 6 days

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 · in 6 days

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

Sanches seemed to seek contact a bit, but Antony was in the back.

There the ball could have just hit the spot.

PSV-Olympiacos · in 6 days

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 doubtful, but is allowed to start from trainer Roger Schmidt.



PSV:

 Mvogo;

Dumfries, Teze, Viergever, Boscagli, Max;

Rosario, Thomas;

Götze, Zahavi, Malen.

Ajax-Lille · in 6 days

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 · in 6 days

The French storm has died down a bit.

Ajax gets more grip on the match.

Ajax-Lille · in 6 days

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 · in 6 days

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

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

Ajax-Lille · in 6 days

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

Ajax-Lille · in 6 days

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

Ajax-Lille · in 6 days

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

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

Ajax-Lille · in 6 days

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.

Ajax-Lille · in 6 days

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 · in 6 days

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

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

Ajax-Lille · in 6 days

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 · in 6 days

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 · in 6 days

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

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

Ajax-Lille · in 6 days

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 · in 6 days

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 · in 6 days

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 · in 6 days

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 · in 6 days

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📸

Ajax-Lille · in 6 days

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 · in 6 days

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 · in 6 days

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 · in 6 days

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

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