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Ajax loses Europa League final of Manchester United

Ajax loses Europa League final of Manchester United

Ajax has not succeeded in the Europa League to win. The Locals lost Wednesday night in the final in Stockholm with 2-0 to Manchester United.

Despite more possession of the ball turned out to Ajax in the Friends Arena is not able to receive the ‘Red Devils’, with Daley Blind at the base, and Timothy Fosu-Mensah ninety minutes on the bench, hurt.

After seventeen minutes was United through a changed direction shot from Paul Pogba on the edge. Shortly after peace put Henrikh Mkhitaryan the 2-0 final score already on the scoreboard.

By the lost finale runs Ajax direct placement to the Champions League miss. The Locals begin in July in the preliminary rounds of the miljoenenbal, while Feyenoord as champion is sure of a place in the main draw.

For Manchester United, which is now also allowed to start in the group stage of the Champions League, the Europa League, the fifth European cup, after a european Cup I (1968), two Champions Leagues (1999 and 2008) and a european Cup II (1991).

At Ajax remains the counter to stand on six: three european Cups I (1971, 1972 and 1973), Champions League (1995), a european Cup II (1987), a UEFA Cup (1992).

The Europa League final between Ajax and Manchester United

Ajax started the Europa League final against Manchester United with André Onana and Bertrand Traoré.
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Prior to the final between was a minute’s silence held for the victims of the attack in Manchester.
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Ajax lost the final battle against Manchester United with 2-0.
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For Manchester United, meant the after the League Cup and the Community Shield, the third prize of this season.
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Paul Pogba opened in the eighteenth minute, the score for United.
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Ajax had it in the first half will be difficult to United. The Locals had a lot of possession, but were hardly dangerous.
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United-goalkeeper Sergio Romero did for peace, only serious action on a shot by Bertrand Traoré.
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Henrikh Mkhitaryan doubled just after resting in the lead for the English.
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In the second half, managed Ajax, there is barely a hole in the defense of the United to find.
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Marouane Fellaini was close to 3-0 for the team of José Mourinho.
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Disappointment at Ajax after the end of the finale.
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Nervous

In the first European final of Ajax in 21 years, the team of trainer Peter Bosz nervous. The Amsterdammers could the ball not in the team, provided that not direct big chances for United. After ten minutes, the English dangerous from a hard cross from Juan Mata, but Marouane Fellaini got his head against the ball.

Just when Ajax via a shot by Bertrand Traoré is also the first danger had founded, was the touch for United. After a throw-in from the right combined the team of manager José Mourinho to Pogba, which is just outside the penalty area and could lash out. The shot of the Frenchman seemed tenable, but was touched by Sanchez which goalkeeper Andre Onana without a chance (1-0).

The openingsgoal ensured that United the ball is still more to Ajax left. The Amsterdam club, however, was not able to transform that into opportunities. The physically stronger United was there briefly, but he was not. Ajax got no further than a flurry of Riedewald, that everyone and everything went.

At other times, it was striker Kasper Dolberg has not been achieved and Traoré knew only with an individual for any danger. The mercenary from Chelsea came to an end, but was at the last moment, the ball set which Ajax with a 1-0 achtstand the rest went.

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Disappointment at Ajax fans in Amsterdam after second goal United

Corner

The small number of possibilities offered Ajax a little perspective for the second half. Moreover, it was after peace soon 2-0 from a corner by United. The corner kick from Juan Mata came via the head of Chris Smalling in Mkhitaryan, who Joël Veltman of afhield and handsome binnenwerkte: 2-0.

The second goal of the match did Ajax realize that it is difficult was going to be. In the hope of the race to overturn decided Bosz Dolberg after an hour of play to the side. Wing tips David Neres replaced the Dane and the beweeglijkere Traoré moved to the spitspositie.

Meanwhile, lay United on the counter, though they had Onana still in the action with a header from Fellaini. Twenty minutes before time was Ajax only a nice feature. Hakim Ziyech if from a meter or eighteen construction for a free kick, but his attempt ended up in the wall.

In the final stage, there were long shots of Matthijs de ligt and Sanchez, but these were also United-goalkeeper Sergio Romero is not a cause for concern. Without the game to want to make kept United afloat and prevented so that Ajax for the first time this century, a European cup medal.

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