Ajax into Europa League final

Rachel Hardy
May 14, 2017

Ajax, winners of the UEFA Cup in 1992, held a 4-1 lead from the first leg in Amsterdam, and Dolberg's sixth Europa League goal of the campaign - a subtle dink over Anthony Lopes - furthered their advantage 27 minutes into a thrilling contest.

Bosz, "We were 3-0 down at Schalke and not all games are the same".

Ajax did their level best to bungle away their place in the Europa League final. Lyon started to believe and the crowd were behind them so it was hard.

"I try to show to my players that such scenarios must not make any difference".

First of all, in order to understand these two different results and game styles, we need to first understand what happened in Netherlands.

What determined the nature of the second half was entirely the horrors of conceding two goals, in quick succession, affecting Ajax players.

Marouane Fellaini headed a 17th-minute goal to give United a two-goal cushion on aggregate, building on Marcus Rashford's victor from the first leg.

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The Wizards have done a pretty good job at slowing down Thomas over the last three games, keeping him under 20 points in each. Two days of vengeance plotting helped his head. "I wanted to be aggressive". "He makes it tough, I mean nothing's easy".

Peter Bosz (Ajax coach): "The guys handled the pressure well, created a couple of chances and scored with one of them".

Kasper Dolberg's sublime strike midway through the first half at Parc Olympique Lyonnais ultimately proved decisive on Thursday, despite Lyon fighting back through Alexandre Lacazette's double and Rachid Ghezzal's late header.

"Now we'll see if we can really make history".

Lyon have managed to score 3 goals quite a number of times this season (12) and Alexandre Lacazette's presence could push them to do the same.

Lyon's efforts paid off ten minutes before the end when Rachil Ghezzal smashed in a header that went in off Nick Viergever's leg. The talismanic striker was absent in the first-leg of the tie and could be a sore miss, if he was to be unavailable for the second leg as well.

"Above all, we are disappointed with the way the first leg went, but we gave it absolutely everything for our supporters".

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