Ajax edge Tottenham in London


Ajax edge Tottenham in London

Raf Diallo
Raf Diallo

10:09 30 Apr 2019

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Ajax have taken a valuable Champions League first leg lead after beating Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 in London.

Spurs went into a first European Cup semi-final since 1962 without Harry Kane and the suspended Son Heung Min.

And it was four-time champions Ajax who struck first after 16 minutes. Academy product Donny van de Beek found space in the Tottenham box after a good pass from Hakim Ziyech.


Spurs were dealt a further blow before half-time after defender Jan Vertonghen suffered a head injury and had to replaced, with Moussa Sissoko coming on.

Tottenham, Ajax, Jan Vertonghen Tottenham Hotspur's Jan Vertonghen after being treated for an injury during the Champions League, Semi Final, First Leg.

In a tight game, Spurs edged the possession battle 51% to 49 but Ajax had more shots on-target.

Ajax almost made it 2-0 with 11 minutes to go when David Neres hit the post with a well-struck shot.

However, they have to settle for a 1-0 lead which they will look to defend when Spurs visit the Johann Cruyff Arena for the second leg.

But it continues Ajax's fairytale campaign as they seek a first Champions League final appearance since 1996.

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