Brighton secured a well-known 2-0 victory over Ajax in Thursday’s UEFA Europa League Group B match.
Either side made a optimistic begin to the match, trying to get ahead shortly and take the sport to the opponent.
Brighton had been handed a present after 14 minutes to go 1-0 up. Silvano Vos performed a poor cross which was intercepted by Simon Adingra who was in a position to slip in Ansu Fati and the 21-year-old Spaniard did the remainder, firing previous Diant Ramaj. Fati nonetheless had work to do when he obtained the ball however an impeccable first contact meant he had put himself in a terrific place to fireplace dwelling.
Brighton doubled their lead simply 10 minutes into the second half following a beautiful transfer. Fati was in a position to launch Adingra on the right-hand facet who thumped his end previous Ramaj.
Ajax had an enormous likelihood to tug one again within the seventy fifth minute when Brian Brobbey met Carlos Forbs’ cross however Brobbey’s effort may solely strike each posts and straddle alongside the goal-line earlier than being scrambled away.
Ajax huffed and puffed within the second half, shifting the ball with extra depth and function, committing extra gamers ahead in assault however finally it too little too late for the hosts as Brighton had been in a position to climate the storm and see out a well-known victory in Amsterdam.
The win offers Roberto De Zerbi’s facet seven factors from 4 video games in Group B with AEK Athens and Marseille to observe.
Speaking level – Studying on the job
The very best phrase to explain Brighton’s efficiency is achieved. From begin to end, De Zerbi’s males had been unbelievable, with and with out the ball they regarded like a crew who had 10+ European campaigns beneath their belt. The fact is, they’re studying on the job every time they step foot onto the grass in European competitors.
It’s a historic evening for the membership because it marks Brighton’s first ever European away win and what a spot to get it in. The Seagulls kicked off their Europa League marketing campaign with a 3-2 defeat towards AEK Athens and of their second match they discovered themselves 2-0 down after 20 minutes towards Marseille. However ever since that second half in France, Brighton haven’t regarded again.
This end result marks the primary time they’ve gained consecutive matches in European competitors (each vs Ajax) and has despatched Brighton to the highest of the group in the meanwhile.
Participant of the match – Ansu Fati (Brighton)
The 21-year-old Barcelona loanee was sensational for Brighton. He was on the coronary heart of every part good that his facet did in assault, getting on the ball in tight areas and enjoying ahead into harmful areas. He misplaced only one (1!) cross all night, finishing 26 of his 27, with a type of passes being the help for Simon Adingra’s aim.
It was Fati who opened the scoring, taking a superb first contact to present himself room to shoot earlier than calmly ending previous Ramaj. A completely spectacular European efficiency from a prime expertise.
Ajax: Ramaj 6, Gaeei 6, Rensch 6, Sutalo 7, Hato 6, Vos 5, Hlynsson 6, Taylor 7, Berghuis 6, Brobbey 6, Bergwijn 6 Subs: Akpom 7, Forbs 7, Sosa 6, Tahirovic 6, Mikautadze
Brighton: Verbruggen 7, Milner N/A, Dunk 6, van Hecke 7, Veltman 7, Dahoud 6, Gross 7, Mitoma 6, Fati 9, Adingra 8, Pedro 7 Subs: Gilmour 6, Julio 6, Estupinan N/A, Ferguson 7, Baleba 6
15’ GOAL – BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION – Ansu Fati has fired Brighton forward after an Ajax error! Vos performs a poor ball which is intercepted by Adingra who finds Ansu Fati who finishes brilliantly. That’s how expensive errors will be at this stage!
45+2 BIG CHANCE, BIG SAVE! Adingra fires an effort on course however Diant Ramaj stands out a leg to disclaim him and Brighton have a nook. A great effort and a greater save.
55’ GOAL – BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION – A completely glorious aim from Simon Adingra has put Brighton 2-0 up! The Seagulls transfer the ball splendidly by means of midfield and into the attacking third earlier than Ansu Fati feeds the ball out proper to Simon Adingra who thumps it into the again of the online.
76′ HOW HAS THAT NOT GONE IN!? – Carlos Forbs fires in an excellent cross and Brian Brobbey meets it with a strike that regarded a sure aim, the ball struck each posts and straddled alongside the aim line however the referees watch didn’t buzz to point a aim! So near a aim for Ajax.
Brighton and Hove Albion have gained their first ever European away match.