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Tottenham Hotspur Ajax score: Van de Beek winner puts Dutch club on brink or Champions League final



Ajax could be just 90 minutes away from making the final of the Champions League after going to Tottenham and winning 1-0 on Tuesday in the first leg of their semifinal. The Dutch side took it to Spurs for much of the night with quick passing leaving the hosts hopeless, while Ajax's pressure left Tottenham's attack clueless.

It was much of the same style of play that has caught the attention of the soccer world with this inspired Ajax team showing off skill and matching it with confidence. This result puts Ajax on the verge or making the final, yet the team will leave the two clearances missed to put the tie away.

In the end, Ajax did its job on the road and now returns home for next Wednesday's second play. Ajax has gone on the road in this competition in consecutive matches to beat Real Madrid, Juventus and Tottenham. For Spurs, it's back to back defeats at their new stage and a big hill to climb. Tottenham lost 1

-0 to West Ham in Premier League play last weekend.

Here's what to see and see

First half

Ajax, as it has done in the knockout stage, got started quickly. From the opening whistle the team dominated the ball and made Tottenham look like it had no idea what it was doing. Spurs were without star striker Harry Kane (injury) and Son Heung-Min (suspended).

The only took just 15 minutes for the visitors to score, as Hakim Ziyech found Donny van de Beek inside the box, with the laugh calmly finishing in the left side of the goal to lead 1-0:

    

There was a call from defenders and fans for offside, and it was reviewed by Video Assistant Referee, but the goal was confirmed. Here you can see that from the Beek was onside:

Ajax's strong play continued as the three-time Champions League winners exposed the hosts down the flanks. A lovely bit of play 24 minutes in looked likely to end in a 2-0 lead, but it wasn't meant to be. Van de Beek's dummy froze the spurs backline, but instead of squaring the ball to Neres for what was probably a sure goal, he put the ball on frame but was denied by Hugo Lloris:

Still, Ajax led 1-0 at the

Second half

Tottenham was much better but still lacking creativity. Without the team's two star attackers, it was always going to be a challenge. Lucas Moura had a couple of bright moments but the only real danger field like it came on set pieces.

Ajax kept playing its game and aimed at double the score, and it appeared to arrive 78 minutes in when Neres slipped inside the left side of the box.

Goal scorers

ja Ajax – Donny van de Beek (15 ')

Game -changing moment

It had to be the opening goal because once again Ajax struck early, it set the tone and let anyone who doubted this team know that the club is for real. An away goal gives Ajax plenty of room in the second leg. Just a draw will be enough for Tottenham to move on.

Most counting stat

Spurs managed 12 shots, but only one went on frame in the entire game. But credit has to go to Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana, who was strong in the air to punch balls and commanded his defense. A fine performance in which he was asked to do too much when it came to making saves.

Player of the game

It's from the Brook because of what the goal means. His dummy on the second chance in the first half was classy as well. He got caught more than usual a couple of times, but now his denying his impact.

What's next?

The second leg is next Wednesday at 3 p.m. ET, and you can see it on fuboTV (Try for free). Be sure to join Barcelona's CBS Sports coverage of Barcelona. Ajax on Wednesday in the other semifinal here.

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