Benfica stuns Ajax and eliminates them from the Champions League.
Benfica managed to beat Ajax 1-0 away from home at the Johan Cruijff stadium. The away team defended very well against Ajax.
Ajax had 68% of ball possession and 16 shots were taken, only 2 of them on target. Meanwhile, Benfica took only four shots, one of which was on target, and that was the deciding one.
Ajax had their chances but were not able to find the net. However, in the second half, Benfica made no mistake to take the lead after Alex Grimaldo’s cross found Darwin Nunez. Andre Onana’s error sent Benfica into the quarter-finals.
Moreover, Benfica extended their unbeaten run to eight matches in all competitions after beating Ajax. Benfica have won only one of their last 14 games away from home in the Champions League. Benfica are amongst the last 8 teams in the Champions League.