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Ajax follows in the footsteps of Bayern and Real
Ajax Amsterdam wins the semi-final first leg of the Champions League 1:0 Tottenham Hotspur. The Team of Erik ten Hag shows that it dominated football in different ways. Click here to see all the results of the Champions League. the Sven Haist, London

The Ball was free in front of goal. From about seven meters of him could have Donny van de Beek Ajax Amsterdam just over the goal line push. Instead, van de Beek lashed out with his right foot just to the rear, a shot to suggest. The game seemed to come at this Moment, a short Stop, as it would want to the viewer to indicate that a hit was in the making, which demonstrated why the football world this season in Ajax has a crush on. The leader of the Dutch League had combined over several stations to van de Beek, of the stand in the penalty box of Tottenham Hotspur is crucial. With the above-described deception, the playmaker led the French world Cup goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in the crazy, screwed up the defense a chance, he threw himself early on the ground. Not until then did van de Beek shot the Ball into the goal (15.). A hit to the nature of the house, so to speak, in his view, everyone knows that the design must come from Amsterdam.

After captain Matthijs de Ligt and midfield chief Frenkie de Jong at Ajax Amsterdam on Tuesday evening as Donny van de Beek, 22, with his winning goal in the round of the last Four of the Champions League überkontinental a name. Be hit after a quarter of an hour marked the course of the initial phase of the first leg of the Ajax game wit the Best, that of a Amaze, the mouth remained open. Without the occasion - the first semi - final of the clubs in the Premier class after 22 years-say, together, tied the youths from Amsterdam your game trains. A combination surpassed that of the next, making the phrase "play the wall" indeed, once their symbolism could withstand.

With a row of Five in defence, Tottenham started at the beginning of the resistance, until a player left after the other in addition to the rear and dropped back in hopes to the front no further. The pole prevented a counterattack by David Neres in the closing stages of the game a more pronounced success for Ajax - so Tottenham can try in the next week in the return game in Amsterdam still have time (or need) to reach their first ever final in the most prestigious European competition.

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As only the third club ever to FC Bayern (2013) and Real Madrid (2018), it is Amsterdam by 1:0 Tottenham to win every away game in the three elimination rounds of a Champions League season. The two previous clubs, with this balance took then the title in the Premier class. "A fantastic performance and an excellent result for us," said Amsterdam coach Erik ten Hag: "We have a very good starting position, but we are only halfway." The success of Ajax in London followed previous Wins in Real Madrid and Juventus Turin. With the difference that the four-time European Cup winner in this Ko.-Round first away took - and as a favorite.

The Spurs, hit by the absence of striker Harry Kane (ligament injury) and Son Heung-min (yellow suspension), has kept this far more resilience in the competition than their footballing Finesse. As for the proof of their own toughness defence man Jan was Vertonghen after a collision with team-mate Toby Alderweireld for five minutes on the lawn in a space-wound to the face sewing. Although the Belgian midfielder seemed to be hardly any, approved Tottenham's medical Department for its further use. The medical Profession is, according to Uefa rules, is responsible to decide whether a professional is still able to continue to play. Vertonghen it was not. Immediately, he started the Reel and had to be replaced with a suspected concussion. "At the moment he is ok, but we have to watch him more. This was a fierce blow to his head," said Tottenham Coach Mauricio Pochettino.

With his back to the wall, moved on to Tottenham, a game of British origin, that Ajax wanted to avoid and, thereby, to quality check for the inexperienced team was. The change from Pochettino to four centrally positioned Midfielders plus two strikers has enabled his Team, with balance on a direct path to the opposing goal attack. The table third in the Premier League did not have the opportunity to carry the Ball cross and cross, and especially high to the front, to the physical Superiority of the other. To get riled in place about the approach of the enemy, what had led Manchester United to the final defeat of 2017 in the Europa League, the professionals at Ajax, the challenge is in the defense of her husband. "We have fought like lions. This willpower was nice to see. This shows that like football in various ways can play," said ten Hag. On the way to the final in Madrid on may 01. June needs to prove to Ajax Amsterdam now only to know, with a lead from the first leg - because so far Ajax had to lose in all respects.

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