• Paulinho 33'
1
Group Stage
Finished
  • Sébastien Haller 2', 9', 51', 63'
  • Steven Berghuis 39'
5
SPOR
AJA
KO
  • GOAAAALLLLL!!! SPORTING 0-1 AJAX - What a start from Ajax as they open the scoring inside two minutes. Antony came desperately close to scoring as his shot took a deflection onto the post. Sporting keeper Adan was out of position as a result, but Haller was on hand to pounce, and the ball trickled back into his path, allowing him to stoop and head home. VAR checked for offside, but the goal is given. 
    Ajax
    Goal
    AJA - Sébastien Haller
    2'
  • GOAAAALLLL!!! SPORTING 0-2 AJAX - Haller is at it again, and he has Antony to thank for the second time in eight minutes. The Ajax winger picked up possession and charged into the box before glancing to his left. Rather than go for goal, Antony played Haller in for a simple tap in and the former West Ham frontman slides in to double Ajax's lead. Incredible start from Ten Hag's side!
    Ajax
    Goal
    AJA - Sébastien Haller
    9'
  • Esgaio gets the chance to impress from the bench as Inacio makes way due to injury.
    Sporting CP
    Sporting CP
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out25 - Gonçalo Inácio
    Substitution - In47 - Ricardo Esgaio
    21'
  • Matheus claims the assist after his throughball set Paulinho on his way, but he can consider himself fortunate after that howler from Pasveer.
    Sporting CP
    Goal
    SPOR - Paulinho
    33'
  • GOAAAALL - SPORTING 1-3 AJAX - The Dutch side carve open Sporting's defence and restore their two-goal cushion. Antony, Gravenberch and Berghuis were all involved, and it is the latter that fired home. After receiving the ball on the edge of the box from Antony, Gravenberch turned his marker and slipped Berghuis through on goal, and the midfielder did the rest as he fired his shot into the bottom corner.
    Ajax
    Goal
    AJA - Steven Berghuis
    39'
  • Palhinha is the first player to be booked after a powerful challenge on Antony. The referee stormed across the pitch to hand out the card, and at first, it looked like it could be a red.
    Sporting CP
    Yellow Card
    SPOR - João Palhinha
    40'
  • Timber is the second player to be carded after a miss-timed challenge near the halfway line.
    Ajax
    Yellow Card
    AJA - Jurriën Timber
    46'
HT
  • Two changes for Sporting at the break - the first sees Reis replace Vinagre.
    Sporting CP
    Sporting CP
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out10 - Jovane Cabral
    Substitution - In17 - Pablo Sarabia
    45'
  • Alvarez is shown a yellow card after a strong challenge on Paulinho.
    Ajax
    Yellow Card
    AJA - Edson Álvarez
    49'
  • HALLER HAT-TRICK - SPORTING 1-4 AJAX - Haller will be taking the match ball home with him after another fine counter-attack from Ajax. Just moments after Sporting had a goal disallowed, Ajax carved them open as Antony's pass with the outside of his foot picked out Haller. Yet again, the striker was in the right place at the right time, and he did the rest as he flicked the ball into the net.
    Ajax
    Goal
    AJA - Sébastien Haller
    51'
  • Santos' night is over, with Tomas making his way onto the field.
    Sporting CP
    Sporting CP
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out11 - Nuno Santos
    Substitution - In19 - Tiago Tomás
    60'
  • HALLER HAS FOUR!!!! SPORTING 1-5 AJAX - Haller take a bow! The Ajax frontman takes his tally to four for the night, and he continues to make every single finish look incredibly easy. This time it was Mazraoui's turn to be the provider, and his powerful throughball picked out Haller. The Ivory Coast international turned his marker and waited for Adan to commit himself before placing the ball into the corner of the goal.
    Ajax
    Goal
    AJA - Sébastien Haller
    63'
  • Antony's night is over, and he deserves every cheer he's getting from the away fans thanks to his two assists. On comes Neres for the final 20 minutes.
    Ajax
    Ajax
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out11 - Antony
    Substitution - In7 - David Neres
    Ajax
    Ajax
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out12 - Noussair Mazraoui
    Substitution - In15 - Rensch
    70'
  • Ten Hag comes to the edge of the touchline to shake Berghuis' hand as he makes way for Taylor.
    Ajax
    Ajax
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out23 - Steven Berghuis
    Substitution - In25 - Kenneth Taylor
    77'
  • Amorim also makes another change as Paulinho is replaced by Braganca.
    Sporting CP
    Sporting CP
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out21 - Paulinho
    Substitution - In68 - Daniel Bragança
    78'
  • Ten Hag continues to protect his big guns, with Blind replaced by Schuurs.
    Ajax
    Ajax
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out17 - Daley Blind
    Substitution - In3 - Perr Schuurs
    80'
  • Feddal joins the likes of Palhinha, Timber and Alvarez in the referee's book after a sloppy challenge on the latter. Alvarez poked the ball away from the Sporting defender, and he did not take too kindly to that and produced a crunching challenge as a result.
    Sporting CP
    Yellow Card
    SPOR - Tiago Tomás
    83'
  • Cards galore at the minute as Martinez is booked for a poor challenge.
    Ajax
    Yellow Card
    AJA - Lisandro Martínez
    86'
FT
Sporting CP
Game Stats
Ajax
46%
Possession
54%
9
Shots
13
3
Shots (On goal)
6
5
Corners
4
1
Saves
2
11
Fouls
27

Lineups

1
Antonio Adán
13
Luís Neto
25
Gonçalo Inácio
3
Zou
24
Pedro Porro
6
João Palhinha
8
Matheus Nunes
16
Rúben Vinagre
10
Jovane Cabral
21
Paulinho
11
Nuno Santos
Sporting CP
3-4-3
32
Remko Pasveer
12
Noussair Mazraoui
2
Jurriën Timber
21
Lisandro Martínez
17
Daley Blind
4
Edson Álvarez
8
Ryan Gravenberch
11
Antony
23
Steven Berghuis
10
Dusan Tadic
22
Sébastien Haller
4x
Ajax
4-2-3-1

Team Stats

Sporting CP

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
051
ForwardsGASFCFW
78'
33'
10204
60'
00011
45'
00010
MidfieldersGASFCFW
00225
00235
01003
45'
00001
DefendersGASFCFW
00100
00001
21'
00001
SubstitutesGASFCFW
21'(Gonçalo Inácio)
00011
45'(Jovane Cabral)
00013
45'(Rúben Vinagre)
00001
60'(Nuno Santos)
00010
78'(Paulinho)
00010
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
000--
000--

Ajax

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
012
ForwardsGASFCFW
2',
9',
51',
63'
40540
MidfieldersGASFCFW
01173
00122
00142
77'
39'
10100
70'
02212
SubstitutesGASFCFW
70'(Noussair Mazraoui)
00010
70'(Antony)
00010
77'(Steven Berghuis)
00010
80'(Daley Blind)
00000
00000
00000
00000
000--
000--

Team Ranks

Sporting CP
Game Stats
Ajax
46%
Possession
54%
9
Shots
13
3
Shots (On goal)
6
5
Corners
4
1
Saves
2
11
Fouls
27