Ajax got tired of hitting a wall over and over again while it licked its lips. Union Berlin only had to do the same thing as in the first leg, but now with more ease to take advantage of the attacking plays due to the innovative defense of three that Heitinga proposed.
The ajacied began they did much more in twenty minutes than in the ninety of the first leg, but bad luck wanted a header to hit Bassey’s hand. De Burgos Bengoetxea went to VAR to see it better and signaled a penalty. Ajax was beginning to get nervous with Knoche’s goal and this feeling intensified when Rulli ate under his hands a timid shot from Juranovic with his left foot. The right winger did a lot of damage in the first leg and was once again decisive in the return.
Heitinga did not react from the bench, but the team did. Bergwijn crossed and Kudus, who wanted to finish off towards the near posthe did it accidentally towards the second but with the result he wanted. The only action in which Union Berlin got confused and the only goal scored by Ajax. The joy lasted so little that in two minutes the Germans would regain the advantage. Through Doekhi, a youth player, who once again signaled Rulli for the goal.
Ajax began to attack even more, but they crashed again. The crowded German defense made stringing plays inside the area impossible, something they are very used to in the local championship thanks to the weak defenses of the Eredivisie. In one of these Kudus he was able to do his double, but, incomprehensibly, he threw it out. In the discount, despair made Edson Álvarez see the red card for touching the face of a rival in a tangana.
A 3-1 that settles the idea of Union Berlin a few days before a very important game with Bayern on Sunday. At Ajax, defeat falls like a stone, when it seemed that the team had another face thanks to Heitinga. Tracing back the Eredivisie will be the great incentive this season in Amsterdam.
brian brobbey (63′, Davy Klaassen), Morten Thorsby (64′, Aissa Laidouni), Jordan Siebatcheu (64′, Kevin Behrens), Lawrence Lucca (79′, Steven Bergwijn), Francisco Conceicao (83′, Devyne Rensch), Jamie Lewelling (84′, Sheraldo Becker), Christopher Trimmel (93′, Josip Juranovic), Niko Giesselmann (93′, Jérôme Roussillon)
1-0, 19′: knight2-0, 43′: juranovic2-1, 46′: Mohammed Kudus3-1, 49′: Danilho Doekhi
Referee: Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea
VAR referee: Xavier Estrada Fernández, César Soto Grado
Calvin Ughelumba (16′,Yellow) klaassen (19′,Yellow) sherald becker (19′,Yellow) Danilho Doekhi (27′,Yellow) berghuis (91′,Yellow) Mohammed Kudus (94′,Yellow) Edson Alvarez (95′,Yellow) Tadic (95′,Yellow) Edson Alvarez (96′,Red)