Champions League: Ajax estinguishes Rangers 4-0 with a superb performance

AMSTERDAM. Ajax demolishes Rangers 4-0 with goals of

AMSTERDAM. Ajax demolishes Rangers 4-0 with goals of E. Alvarez (17′), S. Berghuis (32′), M. Kudus (34′) and S. Bergwijn (80′). Ajax was vastly superior ball possession (75%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

The match was played at the Johan Cruijff Arena stadium in Amsterdam on Wednesday and it started at 6:45 pm local time. The referee was Tobias Stieler with the assistance of Christian Gittelmann and Eduard Beitinger. The 4th official was Matthias Jöllenbeck. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant around 20.9 degrees Celsius or 69.58 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 75%.​

Match Statistics

Ajax was in firm control of the ball 75% while Rangers was struggling with a 25% ball possession.

Ajax was more aggressive with 74 dangerous attacks and 18 shots of which 10 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Ajax won the match.

Ajax shot 18 times, 10 on target, 8 off target. On the other side, Rangers shot 5 times, 2 on target, 3 off target.


No yellow cards were issued to Ajax. On the other side, Rangers received 1 yellow card (R. Jack).

After this contest, Ajax has 0 points to occupy the 1st place in the standings. while Rangers stays with 0 points (4th).

Match Events

  • 17'

    E. Alvarez

  • 32'

    S. Berghuis

  • 34'

    M. Kudus

  • 46'

    L. King

    J. Tavernier

  • 46'

    R. Matondo

    S. Wright

  • 46'

    R. Jack

    M. Tillman

  • 62'

    R. Jack

  • 71'

    B. Barišić (Goal Disallowed)

  • 78'

    S. Davis

    G. Kamara

  • 80'

    S. Bergwijn

  • 82'

    Y. Baas

    D. Blind

  • 82'

    L. Ocampos

    S. Bergwijn

  • 82'

    D. Klaassen

    S. Berghuis

  • 88'

    J. Sanchez

    E. Alvarez

  • 89'

    B. Brobbey

    M. Kudus

Next match

In the upcoming Champions League match, Ajax will play away against Liverpool on the 13th of September with a 2-0 head to head in favor of Liverpool (0 draws).

Rangers will host Napoli on the 13th of September with a 0-0 head to head stats.

Ajax: Formation and Lineups

Ajax started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Alfred Schreuder chose to play with the following team: Remko Pasveer (6.8), Devyne Rensch (7.2), Jurriën Timber (7.1), Calvin Bassey (7.2), Daley Blind (7.6), Steven Berghuis (8.8), Edson Álvarez (7.2), Kenneth Taylor (7.3), Dušan Tadić (7.8), Mohammed Kudus (8.2) and Steven Bergwijn (7.3).


Ajax made 5 changes: D. Blind for Y. Baas (82′), S. Bergwijn for L. Ocampos (82′), S. Berghuis for D. Klaassen (82′), E. Alvarez for J. Sanchez (88′) and M. Kudus for B. Brobbey (89′).

Top player: Steven Berghuis

Probably the most impressive player in Ajax was Steven Berghuis.

His rating is (8.8) with 1 goal, 59 passes (86% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 6. He performed 7 crosses.

Rangers: Formation and Lineups

Rangers started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

On the other side, Giovanni van Bronckhorst played with: Jon McLaughlin (6.7), James Tavernier (6.4), Connor Goldson (5.9), James Sands (6.1), Borna Barišić (7.0), Glen Kamara (6.4), John Lundstram (5.8), Scott Wright (6.1), Malik Tillman (6.1), Ryan Kent (6.4) and Antonio Čolak (6.6).


Rangers made 4 changes: J. Tavernier for L. King (46′), S. Wright for R. Matondo (46′), M. Tillman for R. Jack (46′) and G. Kamara for S. Davis (78′).

Top player: Borna Barišić

The player who no doubt impressed Rangers the most was Borna Barišić.

His rating is (7.0) with 25 passes (92% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 4 duels out of 7. He performed 3 crosses.

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