Champions League - Qualifying Third Round - 2nd Leg
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Champions League: Ajax cruise into play-off with 5-2 aggregate win over Standard Liege

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has scored four goals in his last four games

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar continued his bright start to the season with another goal as Ajax eased into the play-off round of the Champions League with a 5-2 aggregate win over Standard Liege.

The four-time winners were held 2-2 in the first leg but were never troubled once the ex-Real Madrid striker scored.

Matthijs de Ligt headed in a corner four minutes after Huntelaar's opener.

And David Neres wrapped up the win from Dusan Tadic's pass to secure a play-off with Dynamo Kiev.

Kiev beat Slavia Prague 3-1 on aggregate - and the winners of that two-legged tie will make the group stage.

Huntelaar, 35, returned to Ajax in 2017 and the club have now won 13 of the 14 games he has scored in.

Also through on Tuesday were Benfica, who beat Fenerbahce 2-1 on aggregate, Red Bull Salzburg and Red Star Belgrade, who needed extra-time to see off Spartak Trnava of Slovakia.

Line-ups

Ajax

  • 24Onana
  • 12MazraouiSubstituted forKristensenat 76'minutes
  • 4de Ligt
  • 17Blind
  • 31Tagliafico
  • 20Schöne
  • 21de Jong
  • 22ZiyechSubstituted forLabyadat 90'minutes
  • 10Tadic
  • 7NeresSubstituted forvan de Beekat 82'minutes
  • 9Huntelaar

Substitutes

  • 2Kristensen
  • 5Wöber
  • 6van de Beek
  • 15Eiting
  • 19Labyad
  • 26Lamprou
  • 39Sierhuis

Standard Liege

  • 13Ochoa
  • 29CavandaSubstituted forPocognoliat 65'minutes
  • 26Luyindama
  • 34Laifis
  • 21Fai
  • 18Marin
  • 5Henry Agbo
  • 28BastienSubstituted forCimirotat 53'minutes
  • 10Carcela-González
  • 9EmondSubstituted forBraga de Sáat 78'minutes
  • 40M'PokuBooked at 76mins

Substitutes

  • 1Gillet
  • 3Vanheusden
  • 8Cimirot
  • 15Pocognoli
  • 19Djenepo
  • 23Miangue
  • 30Braga de Sá
Referee:
Ivan Kruzliak
Attendance:
51,841

Match Stats

Home TeamAjaxAway TeamStandard Liege
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home19
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Ajax 3, Standard Liège 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ajax 3, Standard Liège 0.

Zakaria Labyad (Ajax) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kostas Laifis (Standard Liège).

Foul by Zakaria Labyad (Ajax).

Christian Luyindama (Standard Liège) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Christian Luyindama (Standard Liège) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Paul-José M'Poku following a corner.

Mehdi Carcela-González (Standard Liège) hits the bar with a left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right. Assisted by Paul-José M'Poku with a headed pass.

Corner, Standard Liège. Conceded by Daley Blind.

Substitution

Substitution, Ajax. Zakaria Labyad replaces Hakim Ziyech.

Attempt missed. Orlando Sá (Standard Liège) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mehdi Carcela-González with a cross.

Attempt saved. Donny van de Beek (Ajax) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Ajax. Conceded by Guillermo Ochoa.

Attempt saved. Dusan Tadic (Ajax) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Donny van de Beek.

Substitution

Substitution, Ajax. Donny van de Beek replaces David Neres.

Attempt saved. Paul-José M'Poku (Standard Liège) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Orlando Sá.

Attempt saved. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Ajax) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rasmus Kristensen.

Foul by David Neres (Ajax).

Mehdi Carcela-González (Standard Liège) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Ajax).

Mehdi Carcela-González (Standard Liège) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Standard Liège. Orlando Sá replaces Renaud Emond.

Attempt missed. David Neres (Ajax) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Dusan Tadic with a through ball.

Substitution

Substitution, Ajax. Rasmus Kristensen replaces Noussair Mazraoui.

Booking

Paul-José M'Poku (Standard Liège) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Frenkie de Jong (Ajax) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul-José M'Poku (Standard Liège).

Foul by Frenkie de Jong (Ajax).

Razvan Marin (Standard Liège) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Razvan Marin (Standard Liège) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Paul-José M'Poku.

Frenkie de Jong (Ajax) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Razvan Marin (Standard Liège).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match David Neres (Ajax) because of an injury.

Foul by Noussair Mazraoui (Ajax).

Paul-José M'Poku (Standard Liège) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

David Neres (Ajax) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Collins Fai (Standard Liège).

Substitution

Substitution, Standard Liège. Sébastien Pocognoli replaces Luis Pedro Cavanda.

Attempt missed. Christian Luyindama (Standard Liège) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man Utd6501123915
2FC Basel6402115612
3CSKA Moscow6303810-29
4Benfica6006114-130

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSG65012542115
2Bayern Munich6501136715
3Celtic6105518-133
4Anderlecht6105217-153

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Roma632196311
2Chelsea6321168811
3Atl Madrid61415417
4FK Qarabag6024214-122

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona642091814
2Juventus632175211
3Sporting621389-17
4Olympiakos6015413-91

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Liverpool63302361712
2Sevilla6231121209
3Spartak Moscow6132913-46
4NK Maribor6033316-133

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City6501145915
2Shakhtar Donetsk640299012
3Napoli6204111106
4Feyenoord6105514-93

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Besiktas6420115614
2FC Porto63121510510
3RB Leipzig62131011-17
4Monaco6024616-102

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Tottenham65101541116
2Real Madrid64111771013
3B Dortmund6024713-62
4Apoel Nicosia6024217-152
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