Ajax Women make history with first Champions League win

Ajax Women’s team made history on Wednesday night as they beat Paris-Saint Germain Féminine 2-0 at the Johan Cruyff Arena, achieving a first ever win in the competition. It was the first time that a Ajax Women appeared in the competition and they were able to start with a win and put them at the top of the Group C table after the first game-week.

Striker Tiny Hoekstra opened the scoring for the Amsterdammers after 34 minutes, their lead was doubled from the penalty spot 12 minutes later as Sherida Spitse scored their second of the game. PSG Féminine tried to get back into the game in the second half, with manager Gérard Prêcheur making numerous substitutions to try and change the game around, however with no luck. Paris had the bulk of the possession, around 57% and managed 22 shots, but only five of them on Ajax’s goal. Ajax were able to see the game out and achieve their first win of this years campaign.

Ajax sit top of their Champions League group after the other teams in their group, Bayern Münich and Roma were only able to manage a draw in the other game. Ajax travel to Rome next week with the aim of maintaining top spot in the group, it will be tough for the team who have little experience in the competition but all of those in Amsterdam will hope the team can continue Ajax’s historic form in major competitions.

GBeNeFN | Max Mumford

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