Ajax starts with a tie in the Nice preliminary round Champions League
Ajax is Wednesday night in France with a 1-1 draw started on the double encounter with OGC Nice in the third qualifying round of the Champions League. The Locals know this is a pretty good starting position for the return.
The team of coach Marcel Keizer arrived in Nice after a little more than half an hour behind by a goal by striker Mario Champions. Early in the second half drew following his departure to chelsea Donny van de Beek for the equalizer.
Especially in the second half had Ajax was the better of the game and the Europa League finalist last season, was given a number of chances on the victory, but it remained at 1-1.
Ajax played at the Allianz Riviera is the first official match since the drama of midfielder Abdelhak Nouri, who earlier this month during a practice duel had to deal with heart failure, and there are serious and permanent brain damage to left him. As a tribute, the players of Nice during the warm-up special shirts.
The return between Ajax and Nice is exactly about a week in Amsterdam. The competition in the Johan Cruijff Arena starts at 20.45 hours. The winner of the diptych of the place for the play-offs for a spot in the group stage of the Champions League.
Ajax plays the same in Nice
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Ajax had Wednesday, in the early stages of the duel in Nice frequent the ball, without really big chances to come. The Amsterdammers had in losing the ball to stay alert to dangerous failure of the home team.
So had both Davinson Sanchez as This Is a time to intervene when Nice dangerous communicating. On the other hand, got Ajax-striker Kasper Dolberg a chance when he got the ball just in his feet was played by goalkeeper Yoan Cardinale, but the Dane could not get the ball under control.
After Cardinale rescue had to bring in a shot from Lasse Schöne was on the other side touch. Midfielder Jean Seri cleared a way through the Ajax defence and put His side close to scoring: 1-0.
The hit fell on a time that Nice was getting stronger and the team of trainer Emperor backward. Ajax came in the remainder of the first half, not really more and went with a backlog rest.
Emotional Of the Stream carries the goal in Nice, to friend Nouri
Of the Stream
At the beginning of the second half were both teams are equal and after a few minutes fell suddenly at the end. Keeper Cardinale handled the ball moderately, after which the Stream handsome touch accomplished. The midfielder, pictured at his celebration, the number 34, the number of his best friend Nouri.
Buoyed by the equalizer, checked the Ajax match at the Allianz Riviera. Nice there was barely off, and the Locals deep in danger by Schöne and Nick Viergever.
Ajax, that was occasionally sloppy played, it was twenty minutes before time, even close to a lead. From a cross from the Stream headed defender Sanchez hard against the crossbar.
With the raiders David Neres and Frenkie de Jong in the team had Ajax in the last quarter, a huge preponderance against the tired Nice. Among others, The Young and Ziyech were close to the winning hit, but scored was not there anymore. On the other hand, escaped Ajax in the slotminuut still a tegendoelpunt.
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