Ajax vs Liverpool: Nicolas Tagliafico's own-goal enough to hand English side 1-0 victory

Ajax vs Liverpool: Nicolas Tagliafico's own-goal enough to hand English side 1-0 victory

- Ajax vs Liverpool lived up to expectation but the match was highly technical

- Jurgen Klopp's men claimed all three points at the Johan Cruijff ArenA

- Nicolas Tagliafico's own-goal was enough to hand Jurgen Klopp's side all three points

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Ajax vs Liverpool had all the sparks of what a UEFA Champions League fixture should be, but the English champions ran away with all three points, no thanks to a Nicolas Tagliafico own-goal.

The match started brightly as both teams looked good playing from end-to-end in the early exchanges to set up a highly entertaining introduction to the game.

The first real attempt came in the 19th minute when a short corner was whipped into the box by Dusan Tadic, but Martinez, who was unmarked at the far post put a tame header straight at goalkeeper Adrian.

And barely four minutes later, it was Ajax' chance as they tossed their way through Liverpool's press.

The neat move saw the ball laid off to Gravenberch but he could only manage to drag his shot wide.

And against the run of play, it was the visitors that opened the scoring when Sadio Mane spinned past his man brilliantly and bursted into the box.

He attempted at goal but kicked the turf, however the ball hits the unsuspecting Tagliafico and trickles into the net. Ajax 0-1 Liverpool.

Ajax looked desperate for an equaliser upon the restart Ajax and came close in the 52nd minute when Klaassen hit the post with a shot from outside the box.

Ajax vs Liverpool: Nicolas Tagliafico's own-goal enough to hand English side 1-0 victory
Ajax vs Liverpool saw the Premier League champions earn three points on the road. Photo: ANP Sport
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The hosts made desperate effort to get another, but they found Adrian like a rock in goal as flowing move by the hosts ended with a sidefooted shot from Promes and another good save from Adrian.

Both sides did everything possible to get further goals, however that was how it ended; Ajax 0-1 Liverpool.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that not much was seen from the Chelsea vs Sevilla on Tuesday night, October 20 as both teams played so much in the midfield, but it ended 0-0.

Edouard Mendy and Thiago Silva returned to the Chelsea squad as they face Spanish side Sevilla in their 2020/2021 UEFA Champions League season opener.

It was fight to finish at the Stamford Bridge but there was no separating these two sides as both teams fail to score.

All teams in the Champions League Group E are all on one point each after FC Krasnodar player a 1-1 draw earlier.

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