Ajax vs Brighton & Hove Albion

Highlights and Full Match | Video

Witness the complete replay and highlights of the electrifying match between Ajax and Brighton & Hove Albion. This intense showdown took place in the UEFA Europa League 2023/2024, Group B – Matchday 4. The action kicked off at 17:45 GMT on Thursday, November 9, 2023. The referee for this thrilling encounter was none other than Nikola Dabanovic from Montenegro. The venue for this epic clash was the iconic Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam. Experience the pulsating energy and heart-stopping moments of this unforgettable match!

Ajax vs Brighton & Hove Albion Full Match Reports

Brighton & Hove Albion took control of their UEFA Europa League qualification fate with a commanding 2-0 victory over Ajax in Amsterdam, securing their second consecutive win over the Dutch giants.

The atmosphere was electric at the Johan Cruyff Arena, fueled by Ajax’s recent success in back-to-back home matches. Early chances for Steven Berghuis and Kenneth Taylor provided hope for the home crowd, but it was the inexperience of their squad that ultimately proved costly. A misplaced pass by 18-year-old Silvano Vos in his own half led to Simon Adingra intercepting the ball and setting up Ansu Fati, who calmly finished to give Brighton the lead.

Fati continued his impressive record against Ajax with another goal, but it was Adingra who posed the biggest threat. He came close to doubling Brighton’s lead before halftime, only to be denied by an acrobatic save from Ajax goalkeeper Diant Ramaj. However, Adingra wasn’t done yet. Eight minutes into the second half, Fati turned provider, setting up Adingra for a stunning finish into the far corner.

Ajax’s vulnerability in possession in their own half persisted, with Ramaj this time guilty of losing the ball, but Brighton couldn’t capitalize as Fati’s effort veered wide. The Japanese international, Kaoru Mitoma, also came close to scoring but fired over the bar after breaking through the Ajax defense.

Ajax thought they had pulled one back when Brian Brobbey’s shot hit the post, rolled along the goal line, and struck the other post before being cleared. Chuba Akpom also had an opportunity for Ajax, but his attempt was saved by Verbruggen. Roberto De Zerbi’s Brighton side remained in control for the rest of the match, temporarily moving to the top of the group with historic back-to-back victories over the four-time Champions of Europe. Ajax’s chances of progression are now out of their hands as they sit at the bottom of the group and face potential elimination depending on other results.

Simon Adingra, with his influential performance, deservedly earned the Man of the Match award for Brighton & Hove Albion.