Ajax Amsterdam, Standard & # 39; s defender in the previous round, won 3-1 vs. Dynamo Kiev on Wednesday-evening in the first round of the Champions League play-offs (3-1). Thanks to a Belgian goal Viktor Klonaridis (34th, 0-1), AEK Athens won on the field of the Hungarians of Mol Vidi (Videoton) 1-2.
Ajax coach Erik ten Hag put the same team against Standard in addition to one exception: he replaced injured David Neres with Donny van de Beek. A good choice because the middle quickly opened the mark (2nd, 1-0). Hakim Ziyech (35th, 2-1) and Dusan Tadic (43rd, 3-1) ensured the success of the Dutch after Tomasz Kedziora had secured the two teams (16th, 1-1)
The task of AEK Athens was partially facilitated by the exclusion of the Hungarian winger Szabolcs Huszti (23rd). Klonaridis came out on a ball that was poorly countered by the local goalkeeper (34th, 0-1) and Anastasios Bakasetas (49th, 0-2) doubled the gap just before he was excluded in his turn (53rd). At ten against, the AEK kept the ball but the maneuver did not work. On a counter with several long vertical passes, Danko Lazovic reduced the sign (68th, 1-2).
A third game was scheduled: the Young Boys Bern and Dynamo Zagreb split on a 1-1 draw. Kevin Mbabu opened the score for the Swiss (2nd, 1-0) and the Croats reacted with Mislav Orsic (40th, 1-1).