Group stage Europa League away to Ajax after a loss against Rosenborg
Ajax is far removed from a place in the group stage of the Europa League. The Locals went to Thursday in the play-offs against Rosenborg in the private Arena with 0-1 down against the Norwegian Rosenborg BK.
The team of coach Marcel Keizer will need next week on Thursday the return in Trondheim to win in order for elimination to occur. If not, then Ajax for the first time since a long time in a European tournament.
Ajax was condemned to play of the play-offs for the Europa League because in the preliminary round of the Champions League the French OGC Nice have two duels to be strongly proved.
For Ajax would shut off harsh, after last season under Peter Bosz is still in the final of the Europa League was achieved. Therein proved to be Manchester United a bit too large. Furthermore, the Amsterdammers the bad example of PSV, that earlier this month in the preliminary round battle against Osijek from Croatia.
The start of Ajax was still hopeful. The home team started strongly in the match and put Rosenborg from the outset, under pressure. That resulted in the fifth minute in a schietkans for Donny van de Beek, but the midfielder did not succeed in the ball from a difficult angle into the far corner to curl.
Rosenborg lay on the counter and was in the fourteenth minute almost rewarded for it. The Norwegians cut simple through the Amsterdam defence and Nicklas Bendtner (ex-Arsenal and Juventus) seemed to have the ball in the goal to the heads, but on the goal line brought Joël Veltman rescue.
The team of trainer Emperor seemed shocked at the opportunity and was lucky to Birgil its collection in the seventeenth minute face to face with Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana hit the ball over the goal stifte.
Ajax at home against Rosenborg
Ziyech tries to come out of the Norwegian defence.
The Is win a kopduel of Bendtner.
Schöne performs a ground fight with two players from Rosenborg.
Marcel Emperor behind him, Huntelaar, who as a substitute of Dolberg the last half hour played.
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Ajax straightened after 25 minutes then finally the back and shared what speldenprikjes. Amin Younes wanted the ball in the opposing penalty area breedleggen on Hijacker Dolberg, but a Norwegian leg occurred an Amsterdam lead.
Younes was also involved in the second chance for the home team. The German attacker dribbled in a characteristic way two men passed by and took about 25 metres devastating, but goalkeeper André Hansen could just his hand to the ball.
There it stayed for a long time. It was only in the 39th minute, bouncing the audience again when the ball is somewhat fortunate for the feet of David Neres came. The Brazilian winger, who prefer to received over Justin Kluivert, went to hurry to work, leaving Ajax with a 0-0 the dressing had to find.
Also in the second half continued the game of Ajax viscous. A partition of the Stream proved easy prey for the goalkeeper Hansen and an icicle from Lasse Schöne was a half a meter apart.
Rosenborg suggested there is also not much and should be glad that the eleven men on the field was allowed to stay. Yann-Erik de Lanlay had after more than an hour to play his second yellow card earned for a violation of Matthijs de ligt, but the referee let him escape. The attacker was almost immediately afterwards by his coach Kare Ingebrigtsen changed.
On the other hand, handle also the Emperor, by Kluivert for Neres and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar for Dolberg. Also with the fresh forces came to Ajax no more than a few half-kansjes.
Even a goalless draw proved to be it for Ajax not to convert, because Rosenborg was thirteen minutes before time, however, deadly. The Is was beaten in the air, and then captain Veltman the ball completely wrong weighed. The Nigerian Rosenborg-striker Samuel Adegbenro took advantage and shot the visitors 0-1.
Ajax came that blow more than, in spite of a wanhoopsoffensief. Kluivert was the nearest in the vicinity of the equalizer, but he, too, was a sensitive thuisnederlaag not occur.