Champions League - Group E
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Benfica 1-1 Ajax: Police clash with Dutch fans during Champions League tie

Ajax fans clash with police
Ajax fans and Portuguese police clash inside the stadium during their side's 1-1 draw at Benfica

Ajax came from behind to rescue a Champions League point at Benfica, during a Group E match marred by violence in the stands.

Police and supporters clashed in the away end at the Estadio da Luz, where former Southampton striker Dusan Tadic cancelled out Goncalves Oliveira's opener.

Ajax could have progressed to the knockout stages had they won.

The Dutch side travel to Athens to face AEK Athens in their next match on 27 November, knowing a victory will take them through.

Benfica still stand an outside chance of progression, but they will need to win both games and hope Ajax drop five or more points in their remaining two fixtures.

Robert Lewandowski's two goals saw Bayern Munich beat AEK Athens 2-0 to all but seal their progress to the knockout stages - the German champions need just a point from their next match.

Elsewhere, Hoffenheim came from two goals down to draw level in the 92nd minute at Lyon as the Frenchmen lost ground on Manchester City in Group F.

Valencia claimed their first victory of the campaign with a 3-1 win over Young Boys courtesy of goals by Mina Lorenzo and Carlos Soler in Group H's early kick-off.

Roma beat CSKA Moscow 2-1 as the Italian side continue to keep pace with holders Real Madrid in Group G.

Line-ups

Benfica

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 99Vlachodimos
  • 34Magalhães de Almeida
  • 6Rúben Dias
  • 33Nivaldo VieiraBooked at 70mins
  • 3Grimaldo
  • 5FejsaBooked at 45mins
  • 18SalvioSubstituted forFerreira Silvaat 48'minutes
  • 83Carvalho FernandesSubstituted forAfonso Fernandesat 75'minutes
  • 8Appelt Pires
  • 11Cervi
  • 10Gonçalves OliveiraBooked at 39minsSubstituted forSeferovicat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Svilar
  • 14Seferovic
  • 16Semedo
  • 20Krovinovic
  • 21Afonso Fernandes
  • 27Ferreira Silva
  • 30Castillo

Ajax

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 24Onana
  • 12Mazraoui
  • 4de LigtBooked at 42mins
  • 17Blind
  • 31TagliaficoBooked at 34mins
  • 20Schöne
  • 21de JongSubstituted forWöberat 86'minutes
  • 22Ziyech
  • 6van de BeekBooked at 72mins
  • 7NeresSubstituted forDolbergat 74'minutes
  • 10TadicBooked at 83mins

Substitutes

  • 2Kristensen
  • 5Wöber
  • 9Huntelaar
  • 19Labyad
  • 25Dolberg
  • 26Lamprou
  • 30de Wit
Referee:
Gianluca Rocchi
Attendance:
51,328

Match Stats

Home TeamBenficaAway TeamAjax
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away2
Fouls
Home18
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Benfica 1, Ajax 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Benfica 1, Ajax 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Gabriel Pires (Benfica) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. André Almeida (Benfica) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Haris Seferovic.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Rúben Dias (Benfica) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Pizzi with a cross.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Benfica. Conceded by Maximilian Wöber.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Rafa (Benfica) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Haris Seferovic.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Hakim Ziyech (Ajax) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Kasper Dolberg.

  9. Post update

    Nicolás Tagliafico (Ajax) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Pizzi (Benfica).

  11. Post update

    Nicolás Tagliafico (Ajax) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Haris Seferovic (Benfica).

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Hakim Ziyech (Ajax) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Daley Blind.

  14. Post update

    Nicolás Tagliafico (Ajax) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Haris Seferovic (Benfica).

  16. Post update

    Foul by Kasper Dolberg (Ajax).

  17. Post update

    Jardel (Benfica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Kasper Dolberg (Ajax) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Pizzi (Benfica).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Ajax. Maximilian Wöber replaces Frenkie de Jong because of an injury.

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1B Dortmund43018269
2Atl Madrid43017619
3Club Bruges41126514
4Monaco4013210-81

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona4310113810
2Inter Milan42115507
3Tottenham411279-24
4PSV Eindhoven4013410-61

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Napoli41304316
2Liverpool42027526
3PSG412111745
4Red Star Belgrade4112310-74

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1FC Porto431093610
2Schalke42204138
3Galatasaray41123304
4Lokomotiv Moscow4004211-90

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich431071610
2Ajax42206248
3Benfica411246-24
4AEK Athens4004210-80

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City430112399
2Lyon41309816
3Hoffenheim403189-13
4Shakhtar Donetsk4022413-92

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Real Madrid430110289
2Roma430110469
3CSKA Moscow411247-34
4Viktoria Plzen4013314-111

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus43017259
2Man Utd42115237
3Valencia41214405
4Young Boys4013210-81
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