Ajax 2-3 Tottenham (3-3 agg): Champions League player ratings

Hakim Ziyech shines as a roaming threat for Ajax but there is no one to touch Tottenham’s Lucas Moura for predatory brilliance


André Onana 6/10 Two excellent point-blank saves but erred on Lucas’s second and endured a couple of flaps.

Noussair Mazraoui 6 Preferred to Joël Veltman for his pace against Son Heung-min, he was beaten a few times. Moved into midfield.

Matthijs de Ligt 8 Put his team in early control with firm header. Monstrous physical presence in one-on-one battles.

Daley Blind 7 Uncomfortable against Lucas’ pace but generally sound. Easy on the ball.

Nicolás Tagliafico 6 Gave no quarter in the challenge but not his best match from a defensive point of view.

Lasse Schöne 6 Got into dreadful tangle with Onana for second Moura goal. First Ajax player subbed.

Frenkie de Jong 7 Ran the show in the first half with Spurs unable to get near him. Less influential after break.

Hakim Ziyech 8 Beautifully balanced. Roaming threat. Made difficult chance look easy for goal. Should have had more.

Donny van de Beek 7 Lovely touches in tight spaces, plus eye-catching flicks. Snapped at Spurs’ heels. Faded in second-half.

Dusan Tadic 7 Set up Ajax’s second goal and might have had two himself before that. Moved up front. Dangerous.

Kasper Dolberg 5 Late inclusion owing to David Neres’ injury, he gave Ajax physical focal point. Well shackled.

Joël Veltman (for Schöne 60) 5

Daley Sinkgraven (for Dolberg 67) 5

Lisandro Magallán (for Van de Beek 90) n/a


Hugo Lloris 7 Fine saves from Tadic and Ziyech, got away with one when he spilled a De Ligt shot. Powerless for goals.

Kieran Trippier 5 Awful start, compounded when he let De Ligt go for Ajax’s first goal. Showed guts to keep fighting.

Toby Alderweireld 8 Beaten too easily by Tadic once, otherwise impressive. Stood tall in the duels.

Jan Vertonghen 7 Not easy to play in protective mask but got his bearings. Hit bar when ought to have scored.

Danny Rose 8 Showed personality at 2-0 to help Spurs on to front foot. Nutmeg on De Ligt a highlight. Fighting display.

Moussa Sissoko 7 Grew into game as Spurs pushed in second half. Ajax did not like it when he stormed forward.

Victor Wanyama 4 Wobbled against the press. Found wanting on technical level. Put out of misery at half-time.

Christian Eriksen 7 Blew a decent first-half chance. Linked up positively on more than one occasion with Dele Alli.

Dele Alli 8 Some lovely moments. Made things happen, especially for first and third goals. Calm in crunch towards end.

Son Heung-min 7

Hit post early on. Scared Ajax with his pace. Nearly but not quite in terms of making things happen.

Lucas Moura 9 Came alive when moved to right wing. Stretched defence with pace. Predatory brilliance. Utterly heroic.


Fernando Llorente (for Wanyama ht) 7.

Erik Lamela (for Trippier 81) 6

Ben Davies (for Rose 86) 6