Europa League - Round of 32 - 1st Leg
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Getafe 2-0 Ajax: Last season's Champions League semi-finalists on verge of Europa League exit

Deyverson celebrates scoring for Getafe against Ajax
Deyverson joined Getafe on loan from Palmeiras during the January transfer window

Last season's Champions League semi-finalists Ajax are on the brink of a Europa League exit after losing 2-0 at Spanish high-flyers Getafe.

On-loan forward Deyverson gave the Spanish team the lead, before being hit by a lighter during his celebration.

Chelsea-loanee Kenedy came off the bench to score Getafe's second during added time.

The second leg takes place at the Johan Cruyff Arena next Thursday (27 February).

Ajax top the Dutch Eredivisie by six points but they struggled for fluency against Getafe, who are third in La Liga.

Erik ten Hag's side failed to register a single shot on target despite having 65% possession.

It was a scrappy affair with the ball only in play for 42 minutes and 36 seconds of the game, the second-shortest amount of time in a Europa League game since 2009.

There was controversy in the second half when former Watford and West Brom defender Allan Nyom rolled around on the ground following a challenge from Ryan Babel, who was booked for the high tackle.

Former Liverpool and Fulham forward Babel then threw himself to the ground and rolled around, mocking his opponent's perceived overreaction.

Despite that and going to question Nyom, the 33-year-old avoided a second booking.

Ryan Babel and Allan Nyom
Babel imitated Nyom's reaction to be fouled

Line-ups

Getafe

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Soria
  • 22Suárez
  • 2DakonamBooked at 44mins
  • 16Etxeita
  • 17OliveraBooked at 57mins
  • 12Nyom
  • 18Arambarri
  • 20Maksimovic
  • 15CucurellaSubstituted forKenedyat 88'minutes
  • 14Silva AcostaSubstituted forRodríguezat 57'minutes
  • 7MataSubstituted forMolinaat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Chichizola
  • 6Chema
  • 9Rodríguez
  • 19Molina
  • 23Remeseiro Salgueiro
  • 24Timor
  • 25Kenedy

Ajax

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Semedo Varela
  • 28Dest
  • 4ÁlvarezBooked at 36minsSubstituted forSchuursat 67'minutes
  • 17Blind
  • 31TagliaficoBooked at 54mins
  • 6van de Beek
  • 21Martínez
  • 10Tadic
  • 22Ziyech
  • 49BabelBooked at 55mins
  • 23TraoréSubstituted forHuntelaarat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Schuurs
  • 8Eiting
  • 9Huntelaar
  • 29Gravenberch
  • 33Kotarski
  • 41Timber
  • 47Pereira da Silva
Referee:
Ruddy Buquet
Attendance:
14,039

Match Stats

Home TeamGetafeAway TeamAjax
Possession
Home35%
Away65%
Shots
Home11
Away2
Shots on Target
Home4
Away0
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home18
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Getafe 2, Ajax 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Getafe 2, Ajax 0.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Getafe 2, Ajax 0. Kenedy (Getafe) left footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mathías Olivera following a fast break.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Dusan Tadic (Ajax).

  5. Post update

    Damián Suárez (Getafe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Getafe. Kenedy replaces Marc Cucurella.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Nicolás Tagliafico (Ajax).

  8. Post update

    Allan-Roméo Nyom (Getafe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Sergiño Dest (Ajax) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Marc Cucurella (Getafe).

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Klaas Jan Huntelaar (Ajax) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Ajax. Conceded by Djené Dakonam.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Donny van de Beek (Ajax) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lisandro Martínez with a through ball.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Nicolás Tagliafico (Ajax).

  15. Post update

    Mauro Arambarri (Getafe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Hand ball by Marc Cucurella (Getafe).

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Marc Cucurella (Getafe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Babel (Ajax).

  19. Post update

    Damián Suárez (Getafe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Getafe. Jorge Molina replaces Jaime Mata.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Thursday 20th February 2020

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sevilla65011431115
2Apoel Nicosia6312108210
3FK Qarabag6123811-35
4F91 Dudelange6114818-104

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Malmö FF632186211
2FC Copenhagen62315419
3Dynamo Kyiv61417707
4Lugano603325-33

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1FC Basel6411124813
2Getafe640284412
3FK Krasnodar6303711-49
4Trabzonspor6015311-81

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1LASK6411114713
2Sporting6402117412
3PSV Eindhoven6222912-38
4Rosenborg6015311-81

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Celtic6411106413
2CFR Cluj640264212
3Lazio620469-36
4Rennes611458-34

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Arsenal6321147711
2Frankfurt6303810-29
3Standard Liege6222810-28
4Vitória Guimarães6123710-35

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1FC Porto631289-110
2Rangers62318629
3Young Boys62228718
4Feyenoord612379-25

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Espanyol6321124811
2Ludogorets6222101008
3Ferencvárosi TC614157-27
4CSKA Moscow612339-65

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1KAA Gent6330117412
2Wolfsburg632197211
3Saint-Étienne604268-24
4Oleksandria6033610-43

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Istanbul Basaksehir631279-210
2Roma623112669
3B Mgladbach622269-38
4RZ Pellets WAC612378-15

K

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sporting Braga6420159614
2Wolves6411115613
3Slovan Bratislava61141013-34
4Besiktas6105615-93

L

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man Utd6411102813
2AZ Alkmaar623115879
3Partizan Belgrade6222101008
4FC Astana6105419-153
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