24 NOV 2021; Besiktas - Ajax; CL Match Day 5

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24 NOV 2021; Besiktas - Ajax; CL Match Day 5

Bericht door Orange14 » ma nov 22, 2021 6:05 pm

Ajax drew the early game this Wednesday in Istanbul so adjust your clocks accordingly. Alvarez is suspended for the match and Timber is one YC away from a suspension also. Maybe Klaassen joins the MF with Berghuis and Gravenberch. It looks like Kudus will not play again this calendar year because of a rib injury suffered on international duty.
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Re: 24 NOV 2021; Besiktas - Ajax; CL Match Day 5

Bericht door Amol » ma nov 22, 2021 6:47 pm

Maybe Timber should pull off a Ramos in this tie. That way he sits out in the last game against Sporting and is available for the round of 16 games.

I truly would love to see Taylor replacing Alvarez against Besiktas. But we all know that's not going to happen. ETH will probably play a MF of Gravenberch-Klaassen-Berghuis.

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Re: 24 NOV 2021; Besiktas - Ajax; CL Match Day 5

Bericht door Amol » wo nov 24, 2021 4:32 pm

Rumored lineups are out and there's loads of changes to be expected today. 6 in fact.

Starting 11 -
Onana, Nous, Schuurs, Martinez, Nico, Gravenberch, Berghuis, Klaassen, Neres, Tadic, Daramy

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Re: 24 NOV 2021; Besiktas - Ajax; CL Match Day 5

Bericht door Orange14 » wo nov 24, 2021 6:35 pm

Maybe they have decided Onana will be the back up keeper for the remainder of the season unless he leaves in January.
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Re: 24 NOV 2021; Besiktas - Ajax; CL Match Day 5

Bericht door Orange14 » wo nov 24, 2021 7:35 pm

Ajax are again too sloppy with the ball. Gravenberch and Klaassen are a poor couple in the MF. Neres is playing fine and Daramy is altenately sparkling and poor. Tadic is not contributing much in the middle. Cannot complain about the hand ball, pretty clear penalty.
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Bericht door SPL » wo nov 24, 2021 7:41 pm

Not much to add ,penalty clear cut.Great save by Onana about 5 mins or so before HT.Still a top quality goalie although he nearly got caught out as he was way out his penalty area on one attack.

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Bericht door kezme44 » wo nov 24, 2021 7:52 pm

glad daramy is off. he needs some playing time with jong ajax before he is ready

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Re: 24 NOV 2021; Besiktas - Ajax; CL Match Day 5

Bericht door kezme44 » wo nov 24, 2021 8:13 pm

haller with the second!!!!

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Re: 24 NOV 2021; Besiktas - Ajax; CL Match Day 5

Bericht door SPL » wo nov 24, 2021 8:48 pm

A good win in the end ,once Haller scored his first it never looked like we would lose and come his 2nd the win seemed certain.
Glad that Taylor got 10 mins ,as I said on Sunday no idea why Labyad got time v RKC. Must say yet again with a moderate opposition like so many league games I dont know why we need Alvarez.Against strong attacking teams ok but most games like tonight we need a creative MF in his place.

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Re: 24 NOV 2021; Besiktas - Ajax; CL Match Day 5

Bericht door Orange14 » wo nov 24, 2021 8:52 pm

After a subpar first half, Ajax came back and dominated play in the 2nd. I don't remember a Besiktas shot on frame in the final 45 minutes. Haller had a pair of goals to stay top scorer in this year's Champions League. The defense was stout with Onana only needing to make one tough save. He stood no chance on saving a hard penalty kick into the upper right of the net. Ajax are now champions of the group and will be seeded in the draw for the knockout stage. Kudos to EtH for again getting the tactics right and rotating players today.

Player Ratings:

Onana (6.5) - only troubled one time in the first half but was also fortunate that a Besiktas attacker slipped when Onana was too far out
Tagliafico (7) - solid match and his inside run leading up the first goal was wonderful as he took the ball and slotted over to an open Haller
Martinez (7.5) - solid defensively and his hard shot off a set piece was deflected in by Haller for the match winner
Schuurs (6.5) - decent for his first start in awhile and had a really good hard shot that just kept going wide of the frame
Mazraoui (6.5) - should have had his hands in on the obvious penalty call but otherwise good
Gravenberch (6) - mediocre in the first half and much better in the second
Klaassen (5.5) - worked hard as always but his ball control was erratic
Berghuis (6.5) - silent for much of the first half and better in the 2nd
Daramy (6) - had one really good shot on goal in the first half that forced a good save but was also cold on some other attempts
Tadic (6.5) - worked hard as the central striker but didn't get a shot off; moved to the wing in the 2nd half
Neres (7) - solid game with some good moves in tight spaces
Haller (7) - two easy goals, but that's what he gets paid to do
Timber (6) - on originally for Mazraoui but shifted to the center shortly afterward
Rensch (NR) - on late
Blind (NR) - on late
Taylor (NR) - on late

Sparta coming up at the weekend.
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Re: 24 NOV 2021; Besiktas - Ajax; CL Match Day 5

Bericht door Tom_ » do nov 25, 2021 7:11 am

What can you say about Haller... not the most stylish or effortless player, but the goals keep coming!

Another so-so match if you ask me, but it didn't look like either team were really giving 100%.

After the initial surprise I really enjoyed seeing Onana playing again.

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Re: 24 NOV 2021; Besiktas - Ajax; CL Match Day 5

Bericht door Ayman » do nov 25, 2021 8:19 am

Good thing is that Ajax are set to avoid some of the heavy weights, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Man City Liverpool/Chelsea. I would like to see Ajax play either an Italian or Spanish side.
Inter, Atletico Madrid/AC Milan, Villareal (If they qualify) or Juventus.

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