Champions League: Liverpool clutches a 2-1 win against Ajax 2-1

LIVERPOOL. Liverpool prevailed over Ajax to win 2-1. A goal from J. Matip was decisive in the 89min.


LIVERPOOL. Liverpool prevailed over Ajax to win 2-1. A goal from J. Matip was decisive in the 89min. It was Liverpool to strike first with a goal of M. Salah at the 17′. Then it was a goal in the 27′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, J. Matip gave the win to Liverpool in the 89′ minute with a goal. Liverpool took advantage of its superior ball possession (57%).

The match was played at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool on Tuesday and it started at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Artur Manuel Ribeiro Soares Dias with the assistance of Rui Licínio Barbosa Tavares and Paulo Alexandre Santos Soares. The 4th official was António Emanuel Carvalho Nobre. The weather was clear. The temperature was cold around 13.2 degrees Celsius or 55.69 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 83%.​

Match Statistics

Liverpool was in firm control of the ball 57% while Ajax was struggling with a 43% ball possession.

Liverpool was more aggressive with 77 dangerous attacks and 23 shots of which 9 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Liverpool won the contest.

Liverpool shot 23 times, 9 on target, 14 off target. On the other side, Ajax shot 3 times, 1 on target, 2 off target.


Liverpool received 1 yellow card (J. Matip). On the other side, Ajax received 2 yellow cards (E. Alvarez and S. Berghuis).

After playing this match, Liverpool has 0 points to occupy the 3rd place in the standings. while Ajax stays with 3 points (1st).

Match Events

  • 17'

    M. Salah

    Diogo Jota

  • 27'

    M. Kudus

  • 59'

    E. Alvarez

  • 62'

    J. Matip

  • 66'

    R. Firmino

    H. Elliott

  • 66'

    D. Nunez

    Diogo Jota

  • 68'

    J. Sanchez

    D. Rensch

  • 80'

    F. Grillitsch

    K. Taylor

  • 86'

    B. Brobbey

    M. Kudus

  • 89'

    J. Matip

    K. Tsimikas

  • 90'

    S. Berghuis

  • 90'

    J. Milner

    L. Diaz

  • 90'

    S. Bajcetic


Next match

In the upcoming Champions League match, Liverpool will host Rangers on the 4th of October with a 0-0 head to head stats.

Ajax will host Napoli on the 4th of October with a 0-0 head to head record.

Liverpool: Formation and Lineups

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

The manager Jürgen Klopp chose to play with the following team: Alisson (6.6), Trent Alexander-Arnold (7.9), Joël Matip (7.1), Virgil van Dijk (7.4), Konstantinos Tsimikas (7.6), Harvey Elliott (6.1), Fabinho (6.8), Thiago Alcântara (7.4), Mohamed Salah (7.3), Diogo Jota (8.0) and Luis Díaz (6.2).


Liverpool made 4 changes: H. Elliott for R. Firmino (66′), Diogo Jota for D. Nunez (66′), L. Diaz for J. Milner (90′) and Thiago for S. Bajcetic (90′).

Top player: Diogo Jota

Probably the most impressive player in Liverpool was Diogo Jota even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (8.0) with 21 passes (76% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 10. He performed 1 cross.

Ajax: Formation and Lineups

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

On the opposite side, Alfred Schreuder played with: Remko Pasveer (8.0), Devyne Rensch (7.0), Jurriën Timber (6.8), Calvin Bassey (7.4), Daley Blind (7.0), Edson Álvarez (7.0), Kenneth Taylor (7.2), Dušan Tadić (6.4), Steven Berghuis (7.3), Steven Bergwijn (6.2) and Mohammed Kudus (7.2).


Ajax made 3 changes: D. Rensch for J. Sanchez (68′), K. Taylor for F. Grillitsch (80′) and M. Kudus for B. Brobbey (86′).

Best player: Remko Pasveer

The player that probably impressed the most for Ajax was the goalkeeper: Remko Pasveer. His rating is 8.00. He performed 7 saves.

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