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Valencia 0-3 Ajax: Hakim Ziyech sets up comfortable win

Hakim Ziyech
Eight of Hakim Ziyech's last 10 Ajax goals in all competitions have been from Dusan Tadic assists

Hakim Ziyech scored a brilliant opener as Ajax continued to impress in the Champions League with a convincing victory in Valencia.

He hit a 25-yard strike into the top corner before Valencia captain Dani Parejo blazed a penalty over the bar.

Donny van de Beek picked out Quincy Promes to double unbeaten Ajax's lead before Ziyech and Valencia's Rodrigo hit the woodwork.

Van de Beek ran on to Dusan Tadic's pass to score an Ajax third.

Since the start of last season, only Lionel Messi, with 12 goals and four assists, has been involved in more Champions League goals than Tadic, who has six goals and seven assists - he also set up Ziyech's opener.

Despite selling several key players in the summer, last year's semi-finalists Ajax have won both group games 3-0 - they beat Lille at home in their opener - after coming through two rounds of qualifying.

Their next two Champions League games are against Chelsea, who won 2-1 at Lille on Wednesday.

Line-ups

Valencia

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Cillessen
  • 18Wass
  • 24GarayBooked at 76mins
  • 5Gabriel
  • 3CostaBooked at 45mins
  • 20TorresSubstituted forCheryshevat 76'minutes
  • 17CoquelinSubstituted forCorreiaat 70'minutes
  • 10Parejo
  • 7Gonçalo Guedes
  • 19Rodrigo
  • 22GómezSubstituted forLeeat 57'minutesBooked at 72mins

Substitutes

  • 1Doménech
  • 2Correia
  • 11Cheryshev
  • 12Diakhaby
  • 15Vallejo Galván
  • 16Lee
  • 23Sobrino

Ajax

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 24OnanaBooked at 61mins
  • 28Dest
  • 3VeltmanBooked at 12mins
  • 17BlindBooked at 82mins
  • 31TagliaficoBooked at 27mins
  • 4Álvarez
  • 21MartínezBooked at 60mins
  • 22ZiyechSubstituted forHuntelaarat 85'minutes
  • 6van de BeekSubstituted forde Jongat 88'minutes
  • 11PromesBooked at 81minsSubstituted forNeres Camposat 81'minutes
  • 10Tadic

Substitutes

  • 1Semedo Varela
  • 2Schuurs
  • 5Pierie
  • 7Neres Campos
  • 9Huntelaar
  • 15de Jong
  • 18Marin
Referee:
Daniele Orsato
Attendance:
44,659

Match Stats

Home TeamValenciaAway TeamAjax
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home14
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away22

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Valencia 0, Ajax 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Valencia 0, Ajax 3.

  3. Post update

    Lee Kang-In (Valencia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Siem de Jong (Ajax).

  5. Post update

    Daniel Parejo (Valencia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Sergiño Dest (Ajax).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Lee Kang-In (Valencia).

  8. Post update

    Nicolás Tagliafico (Ajax) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Post update

    Gonçalo Guedes (Valencia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Joël Veltman (Ajax).

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Klaas Jan Huntelaar (Ajax) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lisandro Martínez with a cross.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Ajax. Siem de Jong replaces Donny van de Beek.

  13. Post update

    Offside, Valencia. Gonçalo Guedes tries a through ball, but Denis Cheryshev is caught offside.

  14. Post update

    Offside, Ajax. Daley Blind tries a through ball, but Donny van de Beek is caught offside.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lisandro Martínez (Ajax) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Ajax. Klaas Jan Huntelaar replaces Hakim Ziyech.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jaume Costa (Valencia) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

  18. Post update

    Daniel Parejo (Valencia) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Hakim Ziyech (Ajax).

  20. Booking

    Daley Blind (Ajax) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSG22004046
2Club Bruges20202202
3Galatasaray201101-11
4Real Madrid201125-31

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich220010286
2Red Star Belgrade210134-13
3Tottenham201149-51
4Olympiakos201135-21

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City22005056
2Dinamo Zagreb21014223
3Shakhtar Donetsk210124-23
4Atalanta200216-50

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus21105234
2Atl Madrid21104224
3Lokomotiv Moscow210123-13
4B Leverkusen200215-40

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Napoli21102024
2Liverpool210145-13
3RB Salzburg21019633
4KRC Genk201126-41

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1B Dortmund21102024
2Barcelona21102114
3Slavia Prague201113-21
4Inter Milan201123-11

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Zenit St Petersburg21104224
2Lyon21103124
3RB Leipzig210123-13
4Benfica200225-30

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ajax22006066
2Valencia210113-23
3Chelsea21012203
4Lille200215-40
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