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Champions League: Ajax overcomes Borussia Dortmund 3-1 after recovering from a 0-1 deficit

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DORTMUND. Ajax succeeded in turn the table against Borussia Dortmund.

DORTMUND. Ajax succeeded in turn the table against Borussia Dortmund. It was Borussia Dortmund to score first with a goal from M. Reus. However, later Ajax found the way to turn the table scoring 3 consecutive goals with D. Tadic (72′), S. Haller (84′) and D. Klaassen (90′). Ajax was vastly superior ball possession (70%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

The match was held at the Signal-Iduna-Park Stadium in Dortmund on Wednesday and this began at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Michael Oliver who was helped by Stuart Burt and Simon Bennett. The 4th official was Darren England. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold around 6.8 degrees Celsius or 44.17 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 92%.​

Match Statistics

Ajax was in firm control of the ball 70% while Borussia Dortmund was struggling with a 30% ball possession.

Ajax was more aggressive with 77 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 5 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Ajax won the match.​

Borussia Dortmund shot 14 times, 4 on target, 6 off target. On the opposite side, Ajax shot 15 times, 5 on target, 5 off target.


Borussia Dortmund received 1 yellow card (A. Knauff). On the other side, Ajax received 1 yellow card (E. Alvarez).

(Borussia Dortmund) was sent out after receiving a red card in the (29′).

After this contest, Borussia Dortmund will stay with 6 points to move up in the 3rd place. On the other side, Ajax will have 9 points to stay in the 1st place.

Match Events

  • 29'

    M. Hummels

  • 34'

    M. Pongracic

    T. Hazard

  • 36'

    M. Reus (Penalty)

  • 39'

    E. Alvarez

  • 46'

    D. Klaassen

    E. Alvarez

  • 58'

    F. Passlack

    M. Wolf

  • 68'

    M. Kudus

    S. Berghuis

  • 72'

    D. Tadic

  • 75'

    D. Malen

    S. Tigges

  • 76'

    A. Knauff

    M. Reus

  • 79'

    A. Knauff

  • 84'

    S. Haller


  • 90'

    D. Klaassen


Next match

In the upcoming Champions League match, Borussia Dortmund will play away with Sporting CP on the 24th of November with a 3-0 head to head record in favor of Borussia Dortmund (0 draws).

Ajax will play away against Beşiktaş on the 24th of November with a 1-0 head to head in favor of Ajax (0 draws).

Borussia Dortmund: Formation and Lineups

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

The manager Marco Rose chose to play with the following team: Gregor Kobel (6.4), Thomas Meunier (6.3), Manuel Akanji (6.8), Mats Hummels (7.0), Marius Wolf (7.2), Julian Brandt (7.3), Axel Witsel (7.4), Jude Bellingham (7.4), Thorgan Hazard (6.9), Steffen Tigges (6.4) and Marco Reus (7.4).


Borussia Dortmund made 4 changes: T. Hazard for M. Pongracic (34′), M. Wolf for F. Passlack (58′), S. Tigges for D. Malen (75′) and M. Reus for A. Knauff (76′).

Top player: Axel Witsel

Probably the most impressive player in Borussia Dortmund was Axel Witsel.

His rating is (7.4) with 31 passes (83% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 8.

Ajax: Formation and Lineups

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

On the opposite side, Erik ten Hag played with: Remko Pasveer (6.7), Noussair Mazraoui (6.8), Jurriën Timber (7.3), Lisandro Martínez (7.5), Daley Blind (6.2), Edson Álvarez (6.1), Ryan Gravenberch (6.9), Antony (6.8), Steven Berghuis (7.3), Dušan Tadić (7.3) and Sébastien Haller (7.1).


Ajax made 2 changes: E. Alvarez for D. Klaassen (46′) and S. Berghuis for M. Kudus (68′).

Top player: Lisandro Martínez

Probably the most impressive player in Ajax was Lisandro Martínez even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (7.5) with 96 passes (96% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 6.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Champions League



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