Ajax is aanvallendste and hardest team in the Europa League
That Ajax with attacking and aggressive football the final of the Europa League has been achieved, which is evident from the statistics that are kept by the UEFA. The Locals shot the most on goal and got the most cards of all the participants.
The two finalists have by far the most attempts daring. Ajax leads that ranking with a whopping 225 shots in fourteen matches, Manchester United follows with 208. Of those attempts were 95 (for Ajax) and 76 (for United) is actually also on target. The Locals were up to now 24 goals in the Europa League, just one less than leader RC Genk.
Bertrand Traoré (38) and Hakim Ziyech (37) are responsible for most of the end of the Ajax. Also Amin Younes (27) and Kasper Dolberg (21) are noted in the ranking of all players in the Europa League this season. United midfielder Paul Pogba is the player with the highest number of attempts. Of his 42 shots, went there only eleven on goal. Zlatan Ibrahimovic came to forty attempts.
Manchester United has a total of by far the most successful passes will be sent this season, a whopping 6702 times found the ‘Mancunians’ each other on the field. Ajax on that ranking third, with 5142 arrived passes. In terms of precision, the two teams, however, are in the middle of the table. At United came in 88 percent of the passes, for Ajax 85 percent.
That United has much to Pogba runs, it is clear on the fact that he is with 953 pieces are by far the most passes will be sent to all players. Banned Another Herrera is also in the top three of gc, but with 610 passes large gap on the Frenchman.
When Ajax tried Davinson Sanchez is most often a team member to achieve (508), followed by Nick Viergever (483).
The way of Ajax to the EL-final
The European campaign starts for Ajax in a minor key. In the preliminary round of the Champions League, the Amsterdammers are no match against FK Rostov, and they will be condemned to the Europa League.
In the group stage of the Europa League Ajax with a 1-2 uitzege on Panathinaikos.
The first game in the Arena is also won. By a goal from Kasper Dolberg is Standard Liege with 1-0 records.
At Celta de Vigo gives Ajax to two times a advantage way. The match ends 2-2.
Home win Ajax with 3-2 by Celta, after 3-0 to have been.
Thanks to a goal from Kenny Tete wins Ajax at home 2-0 by Panathinaikos.
Thanks to a beautiful goal from Anwar El Ghazi, who shortly thereafter departs with the club, Ajax is playing the last team contest with a 1-1 draw in Liege. It is enough for the group profits.
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In the first round of the knock-out stages has Ajax it difficult against Legia Warsaw. Nick Viergever is the only one that in 180 minutes, it just knows how to find.
In the eighth-finals play the Locals against the stiff FC Copenhagen. Dolberg in his native country as an extremely important uitdoelpunt.
Ajax lose in Copenhagen with 2-1 and keeps the damage is thus limited. However, Davy Klaassen a yellow card for comments on the guidance. The captain is therefore suspended for the return in Amsterdam.
In the Arena ready Ajax fairly simple job. Bertrand Traore makes a rebound for the opening goal.
Just before half-time determines Dolberg with a used penalty the final score at 2-0. Ajax beat Copenhagen and goes through to the quarter finals.
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In the first quarter gives Ajax an unprecedented show way. Schalke 04 is in Amsterdam upside down played and may even be happy with a 2-0 defeat.
Captain Klaassen excels against Schalke with two goals.
In Germany, however, error for Ajax. Schalke wins 2-0, in the extension, even at 3-0, until Viergever the redeeming uitdoelpunt binnenwerkt. In the last minute makes Amin Younes even the 3-2.
For the first time since the 2005/2006 season (PSV and AZ) there is again a Dutch team in the semi-finals of a European tournament.
In the semi-finals, Olympique Lyonnais the opponent. In the home match Ajax there is a gala performance of.
Helped by two goals from Traore wins Ajax with 4-1.
Again, it goes in the return almost still wrong for Ajax. Led by striker Alexandre Lacazette, the French are very close.
Further than 3-1 come the French, however, which the team of Peter Bosz make it to the final.
Thanks to strong home games and unprecedented fighting spirit in uitduels gets Ajax to their first European final since 1996.
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In addition to the most of the shots are the Players responsible for the most violations in the Europa League this season. The Locals were 236 times in the meantime, by the referee, is almost 50 times more often than the number two on that list, Schalke 04.
The number two of the Premier league was therefore also the by far the most cards, 45 yellow and four red. Hakim Ziyech, Kenny Tete, Joël Veltman and Nick Viergever have been this season in the Europa League already sent off the field. Veltman got all the players in the Europa League is also the most yellow cards (six).
United got “only” 21 times yellow, and red twice, but those two red cards were to the same player: Eric Bailly. The second red print got the Mix in the second semi-final match against Celta de Vigo, making the defender suspended for the final. Nick Viergever will know how that feels, because he misses the final, by a red card in the second semi-final against Olympique Lyon.
By a knee injury also miss Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the final and the figures show to what for loss that is for Manchester United. The Swede produced this season, five goals and four assists in the Europa League, both the highest number for a player of the ‘Mancunians’. Marcus Rashford with two goals and four assists still the closest.
At Ajax has Kasper Dolberg still a chance to become to top scorer of the Europa League crowns. The 19-year-old Dane was already six times the net. Only Giuliano (FC Zenit, eight), Edin champions ‘ manager insists (AS Roma, eight) and Aritz Aduriz (Athletic Bilbao, seven) scored more often during the tournament. Hakim Ziyech and Bertrand Traoré gave the most assists on behalf of Ajax (four).
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