Ajax champions league. Valencia v Ajax Match Report, 02/10/2019, UEFA Champions League 2019-12-04

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Yet, they are still the second-biggest favorites this week, playing at Shakhtar Donetsk. However, the same can't be said for star striker Robert Lewandowski, who has scored a goal in each of his team's first four games, good for a Bundesliga-best seven in total. Papu had seven goals and 11 assists in 35 appearances last year, and had 112 chances created. That was 15 more than any other player in Serie A. That means it's time to build your first Champions League fantasy lineup of the season. He'll be my Tier 2 midfielder this week.

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By contrast, strong record means gets a Champions League group stage spot despite never having played in the competition before. Plus, he did have six shots and four chances created against Norwich. Kai Havertz will run the show in midfield and needs to have a strong performance for Leverkusen to obtain three points. Ajax, who have now won five successive away Champions League matches, seem to have grown in stature despite the loss of their two young stars and with the attacking talents they possess, Ten Hag's project has a real sense of longevity about it. Expect Lukaku to see the ball at his feet on several occasions, while Dortmund will use the wing play of Jadon Sancho and Thorgan Hazard to hit Inter on the counter. The Champions League is back! Their 2018-19 campaign was just short of a fairy tale after they succumbed to Tottenham Hotspur in the 96th minute of the semifinals.

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Valencia v Ajax Match Report, 02/10/2019, UEFA Champions League

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Key to the Game: Both teams will be flying up and down the field and it will come down to who can put away their chances. Atletico will look to hold possession, while keeping a strong bond at the back. The only other player I would consider in this spot is Lionel Messi, who returned to full training on Sunday and has been included in Barcelona's Champions League squad. We recommend interesting sports viewing and streaming opportunities. .

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Ajax qualify for Champions League group stage

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That said, he already has one this season at Schalke and has limited Bayern's opponents to only one goal in two of his other three starts. Just click on the country name in the left menu and select your competition league results, national cup livescore, other competition. Bayer Leverkusen — 12:55 p. This is a huge leap, in terms of the level of competition, from the Serbian league. Sticking with Ajax, Nicolas Tagliafico will be my Tier 2 defender. Atalanta is favored despite playing at Dinamo Zagreb on Wednesday. Atalanta will need to be compact defensively to avoid a blowout, while also posing a threat on the offensive end.

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Valencia v Ajax Match Report, 02/10/2019, UEFA Champions League

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He already has one assist this season and is third in the Bundesliga with 12 chances created. Shooting stars Ajax were the darlings of the Champions League last season, making a Cinderella run to the semifinals and nearly knocking off Tottenham to make the final. Though while De Jong and De Ligt moved on, Ziyech stayed despite reported interest from some of Europe's elite clubs, rather surprisingly signing a contract extension in August. Elsewhere, Porto was beaten on away goals by after conceding three in the first half. The Serie A side has lost both group games this season. He came close to scoring his first senior goal which unfortunately went off the post.

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UEFA Champions League Preview: Inter vs. Dortmund, Chelsea vs. Ajax, more

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Borussia Dortmund — 3 p. Ajax will host the second leg in the Netherlands on Aug. Hakim Ziyech has four goals and two assists in Ajax's first five games in the Eredivisie this season, helping the side to four wins and a draw. Salzburg is a pretty strong favorite at home against Genk, who are currently ninth in the Belgian league and coming off a 2-1 loss to Charleroi on Friday. Atalanta has only one confirmed absentee in the form of striker David Zapata. Key to the Game: The hosts need three points to avoid any slip-ups with three matches to play. Bayer Leverkusen Tuesday, 3 p.

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UEFA Champions League Preview: Inter vs. Dortmund, Chelsea vs. Ajax, more

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Additionally, I've got Bayern's Manuel Neuer as my goalkeeper. Red Star Belgrade — 3 p. The 19-year-old was on the bench this past weekend as Ajax tied Vitesse Arnhem 2-2 in their Eredivisie opener. Plus, I just don't like Red Star's chances of scoring at Bayern. They lost two of their stars during the summer as midfielder Frenkie de Jong is now with Barcelona and defender Matthijs de Ligt has joined Juventus.

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Ajax qualify for Champions League group stage

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But Messi hasn't played a minute yet for Barca this season due to a calf injury and even if he starts on Tuesday he could be rusty. Tadic should have compounded Valencia's frustrations soon after but instead side-footed wide from close range, while Promes also thrashed over. Valencia were made to pay nine minutes later — Promes slamming home from Van de Beek's lay off. While Ajax lost a few key players from that squad, including Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie de Jong, much of the core is still intact and ready for another deep run. The team has scored seven over the first three games this season, result in two wins and a defeat.

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