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We (Patrick Moeke and Sam Blom) will keep you informed tonight about the first leg in the quarter-finals of the Europa League between Ajax and AS Roma.

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87 'Immediately after Ibanez's goal, Erik ten Hag intervened.

Oussama Idrissi has joined the team to replace Antony.

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87 'GOAL AS Roma!

 1-2



Since the equalizer, Ajax has been explicitly looking for the lead, but the goal falls on the other side.

Klaassen does not convincingly head the corner away and Ibanez fires convincingly into the roof of the goal.

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84 'Roma sinks far and leaves the ball to Ajax.

Still, Tadic manages to emerge behind the defense of the Italians, but Klaassen's pass is just a bit too hard, so Tadic cannot get a shot.

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79 'Antony makes a stylish attempt to outwit Perez after a smart pass from Tadic, but Roma goalkeeper taps the ball.

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78 'Ten Hag does not take any risks and takes Devyne Rensch, who just got yellow, to the side.

New father Sean Klaiber enters the field.

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77 'Bruno Peres gets yellow after a hard foul on Tagliafico.

That means that Peres is also suspended for the return, but then Rick Karsdorp will be back to take his place.

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Davy Klaassen in his role as a wall beam.

To no avail, as the ball went past the wall and through the hands of the blundering Scherpen into the goal.

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76 'Double substitution on the side of AS Roma.

Borja Mayoral, the top scorer in the Europa League this season, and Gonzalo Villar comes in.

That is at the expense of Edin Dzeko and Jordan Veretout.

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Joy at Roma after the equalizer, which came out of the blue.

Will the Italians go home with a draw?

Ajax still has more than fifteen minutes.

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73 'Ajax gets many opportunities by forcing Roma to lose the ball with high pressure.

That is no different now.

Via Klaassen, the ball reaches Antony, who tries it from a few meters away behind his standing leg.

Again Lopez stands in the way of the 2-1.

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71 'Timber hands in the ball and Devyne Rensch has to correct that with a foul.

That gives the young right back a yellow card, with which he is suspended for the return in Rome.

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69 'Great opportunity for Brobbey!

The substitute gets the chance to give Ajax the lead, but runs into the quickly released Lopez.

The pressure from Ajax is increasing.

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68 'Brobbey uses his body very well in the duel with Cristante and loses to Tagliafico.

Lopez also lets the ball slip, but he does get away with his mistake.

The ball disappears just wide.

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From this moment on, the 21-year-old Scherpen will be a bit of a shock tonight.

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64 'First substitution on the side of Ajax.

Supersub Brian Brobbey joins the squad and David Neres steps out.

That means Tadic will move to the left.

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60 'The big question now is how Ajax will respond to those two hard taps in a short time, with the missed penalty from Tadic and the sour equalizer from Pellegrini.

Erik ten Hag's team started strongly after the break, but is now facing a tie.

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After seventeen penalty kicks in a row, Dusan Tadic misses a penalty for Ajax.

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Oops ... Dusan Tadic misses the penalty kick and does not put Ajax at 2-0.

#UEL #romaya

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Avatar AuthorVTBL ⚽Moment of places20: 13 - 8 April 2021

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57 'GOAL AS Roma! 

1-1



What a drama for Kjell Scherpen!

Lorenzo Pellegrini's free kick seemed simple, but Scherpen let the ball slip and saw the ball roll over the goal line.

Huge blow to Ajax, which should have come to 2-0 via Tadic a few minutes ago.

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55 'Roma was there for the first time after the break.

Bruno Peres hurls the ball towards the far post, where Edin Dzeko is ready.

However, he heads the ball into the side netting.

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53 'Ajax missed penalty!



Tadic misses the opportunity!

The Serbian rarely misses from eleven meters, but now comes with a dramatic penalty kick, which can be turned relatively easily by Lopez.

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52 'Penalty kick Ajax!



The moment is once again introduced when Ajax conquers the ball high on the field, after which Tadic crosses the leg at Ibanez.

Ajax gets an excellent opportunity to double the lead.

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50 'Goalkeeper Pau Lopez hands the ball in to Antony just like that, but Ajax does not know how to take advantage, because Tadic does not get a shot.

The team from Amsterdam has control in the first five minutes of the second half.

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46 'Ajax and Roma start the second half with the same 22 names with which the first half was closed.

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Dusan Tadic provides the assist to Davy Klaassen tonight and is partly because of this involved in eleven of the seventeen European Ajax goals this season.

He scored six times himself and delivered five assists.

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Peace! 

Ajax struggled in the first half with AS Roma, which turned out well.

Still, the team from Amsterdam is ahead, after Davy Klaassen took advantage of Gianluca Mancini's error of judgment.

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Klaassen has now scored the opening goal in all three of Ajax's home matches in the knock-out phase of the Europa League.

Both duels (2-1 against Lille and 3-0 against Young Boys) were then also won by Ajax.

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45 'Two minutes are added in the first half.

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40 'There it was almost immediately 2-0!

Tadic's pass on Antony is changed direction for a while, but nevertheless reaches the Brazilian.

However, he comes close to Lopez.

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39 'GOAL Ajax! 

1-0



Well, here are Klaassen and Tadic!

Mancini seems to be able to easily pick up the ball, but keeps walking backwards, allowing Klaassen to pick up the ball.

He lays down on Tadic, who in turn hands it back to Klaassen.

The midfielder, who has so often scored important goals for Ajax, hits the spot.

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38 'Ajax has a very difficult time with AS Roma in the first half.

Players like Dusan Tadic and Davy Klaassen hardly appear in the play for the time being.

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32 'There is then a great opportunity for Ajax.

Antony finds Dusan Tadic, who cuts out Cristante but then shoots well wide.

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31 'After half an hour of playing football it is still waiting for the first serious chance for Ajax, which is having a hard time with Roma, who plays compact but in possession of the ball at times puts excellent positional play on the mat.

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28 'Major setback for AS Roma.

Left wing defender Spinazzola has been injured by a pass to Dzeko and has to be replaced.

Eighteen-year-old Riccardo Calafiori is his replacement.

It is yet another personnel setback for the Italians.

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23 'Dzeko shoots straight at Scherpen from the turn.

Ajax is lucky that Roma and Spinazzola in particular are not making better use of the enormous spaces in this situation, otherwise the problems could have been much greater.

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That's it, Kjell!

✈️ #UEL #ajarom

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Avatar Author AFC Ajax Moment of places 19: 23 - 8 April 2021

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A streaker at Granada-Manchester United!

And that while there really should not be an audience at that match.

After a short delay, the game has resumed.

No goals have yet been scored in Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes.

Even with no fans, Granada vs Man United have still managed to have a pitch invader!

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The star in the first quarter of this match: Kjell Scherpen.

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20 'Ajax has the most ball possession in the first twenty minutes, but it is Roma who has been closest to the opening goal.

The Romans have come out dangerous a number of times, mainly on the left.

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16 'Good save from Kjell Scherpen!

The young goalkeeper has to stretch himself completely on a powder from Bryan Cristante and taps the ball wide.

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Maarten Stekelenburg has to miss today's game due to a knee injury, but eighteen (!) Years ago the keeper was under the bar in the Champions League meeting with Roma.

Ajax won that home game 2-1.

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13 'Leonardo Spinazzola plays both Rensch and Martínez easily and then scoops the ball towards the far post, where Tagliafico can just prevent Dzeko from becoming dangerous.

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11 'The game mainly takes place in the Italian half in the first ten minutes, but as soon as Roma reports in front of Scherpen's goal, it is dangerous.

Edin Dzeko now provides space for a shot, but the experienced striker shoots a meter in front.

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Tonight Ajax will have to be wary of Edin Dzeko.

The Bosnian scored in the past three European matches against Roma.

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7 'Ajax puts Roma under pressure early and that has already yielded the ball a few times.

That now produces a promising situation with David Neres, but he does not know how to reach a teammate.

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