The Dutchwoman scored her first goal in the Champions League on Wednesday in the victory against PSG (2-0). It was she who opened the scoring for Ajax in the 34th minute of play, attentive after an unfortunate counterattack from Sakina Karchaoui. Hoekstra could also have scored twice in the second half. She was a constant poison in the Parisian defense.
The Dutch goalkeeper has not conceded a single goal since the start of the season, and we understand why. Van Eijk made five saves this evening and disgusted the PSG attackers. Even though she almost scored an own goal in the 72nd minute of play, following a heavy strike from Korbin Albert at close range, the Batavian made a magnificent reflex save. A real wall.
Certainly one of the best Parisians of the evening with the two PSG defenders, Élisa De Almeida and Jade le Guilly. The 27-year-old striker never stopped provoking, hitting and making a lot of difference on her left side. The Malawian, however, lacked realism and efficiency on goal. Damage.
But where did Grace Geyoro go? The PSG midfielder was unrecognizable. Absent in the Parisian midfield, the 26-year-old player was unable to demonstrate her physical impact and was overwhelmed by the Dutch attacks. Renowned for her leadership, Geyoro did not exist in this meeting. A match to forget for the French international.
The Australian defender was not there this evening. Hunt showed no peace of mind and was overwhelmed on each of Ajax's attacks. The Parisian condemned PSG just before half-time, being the author of a gross foul on Ashleigh Weerden in her area. Hunt greatly lacked lucidity by making a horrible delayed tackle on the Dutchwoman. Logical penalty.
Favorites this evening, the Parisiennes clearly missed the event against Ajax who did not even play in the Champions League last year. And this meeting was the first in C1 for the majority of Amsterdam players. PSG will absolutely have to pull itself together and show a completely different face for the next match in the competition, in an extremely tough group with AS Roma and Bayern Munich. The Jocelyn Prêcheur players are currently last in the group.