Ajax, AEK Athens win to live on path for Champions League neighborhood tiers
Former European Cup winners Ajax Amsterdam stayed firmly on course to reach the Champions League neighborhood stage after a dazzling first half helped them to a 3-1 home remove over Dynamo Kiev in the first leg of their playoff-circular tie on Wednesday.
Greek champions AEK Athens also put themselves within the driving seat with a 2-1 steal at Hungary’s Vidi FC while Croatia’s Dinamo Zagreb ground out a 1-1 draw at Swiss champions young Boys.
Roared on by way of a fervent crowd within the Johan Cruyff arena, Ajax raced into a second-minute lead after Dusan Tadic teed up Donny van de Beek to side-foot home a low shot which squeezed below keeper Denys Bojko, Agen SBOBET.
Dynamo levelled within the 16th minute when correct-again Tomasz Kediora tapped in a rebound after Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana parried Tamas Kadar’s thumping header from a corner.
Kadar become at fault for Ajax’s 2d goal as a reputedly innocuous shot with the aid of Morocco midfielder Hakim Ziyech brushed his head and left Boyko stranded within the 35th minute.
Serbia winger Tadic made it 3-1 with a aim of the best quality within the 43rd minute, superbly steering home an inviting substandard by way of left returned Nicolas Tagliafico.
Ajax might have received by a bigger margin as Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Ziyech hit the woodwork with Dynamo subdued and barely able to get out of their own half.
Vidi and AEK every had a participant despatched off and the Greek facet benefited soon after the domestic team’s striker Szabolcs Huszti changed into proven a straight crimson card for a reckless cross halfway in the course of the first half.
Viktor Klonaridis fired AEK forward when he tucked the ball faraway from factor-clean latitude in the thirty fourth minute and Tasos Bakasetas doubled the lead early within the second half with a deflected shot from the fringe of the penalty enviornment.
in other places, AEK Athens adopted up victory over Celtic in the third qualifying round by way of beating Hungarian side MOL Vidi 2-1 in Budapest, as both sides had a person despatched off.
Vidi’s Szabolcs Huszti become shown a straight crimson card for a deadly problem after 23 minutes, with AEK going ahead 10 minutes later as Viktor Klonaridis swept in from close latitude.
Tasos Bakasetas doubled the Greek aspect’s lead quickly after the wreck with a deflected shot earlier than he changed into dismissed for a second yellow card. Danko Lazovic pulled a aim lower back for the hosts in the 67th minute.
Swiss facet younger Boys had been held 1-1 at domestic by using Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb.
Kevin Mbabu put the hosts in entrance internal two minutes but Dinamo keeper Danijel Zagorac made a couple of comely saves before Mislav Orsic equalised just earlier than half-time.
Bakasetas turned into also given his marching orders after being shown a 2d yellow card and Danko Lazovic pulled one back for Vidi with a neat finish.
young Boys seemed set to run revolt after a Kevin Mbabu purpose in the second minute gave them the lead in opposition t Dinamo but paid the rate for missing a flurry of options.
Dinamo keeper Daniel Zagorac made a few pretty saves before Mislav Orsic equalised within the 40th minute, racing clear of his markers after he changed into put via by means of Izet Hajrovic.
Dinamo overlooked two options inner a minute as Hajrovic rattled the post earlier than Orsic’s vicious shot from 18 metres become superbly saved by means of David von Ballmoos.