Tottenham 0-1 Ajax: Champions League semi-final player ratings

Donny van de Beek and Matthijs de Ligt shone for Ajax, while the pick of Spurs’ players came off the bench

Tottenham (3-3-2-2)

Hugo Lloris Outfoxed on the goal. Saved smartly from van de Beek on 25 minutes. Otherwise quiet. 6/10

Toby Alderweireld Had work cut out, particularly in first-half. Few loose moments, including missed headed chance. 6

Davidson Sánchez Nervous start. Did not look happy on ball. Fortunate to get away with a couple of mistakes. 4

Jan Vertonghen Appeared to convulse after coming off, following head clash, which was horrible to see. Warrior spirit. 6

Kieran Trippier A threat with his free-kick deliveries in first half but crosses in open play too often poor. 5

Victor Wanyama First movement in possession was often backwards, uncomfortable when Ajax pressed him. Unreliable. 4

Danny Rose Caught out on de Beek’s goal, another to feel frustrated when Ajax hustled. Fought to keep temper in check. 5

Christian Eriksen One of his quietest games in memory. Simply could not get anything going. 4

Dele Alli Stifled in first half, he showed up after the interval to nearly make something happen. 5

Fernando Llorente Missed first-half header. Enjoyed some nice moments in build-up play. Second best against De Ligt. 5

Lucas Moura Looked a decent bet to stretch Ajax with his pace and dancing feet. Where was the end product? 5


Moussa Sissoko Changed the game. Gave Spurs a different way to press. Powerful surges. 8

Ben Davies 6

Juan Foyth 6

Ajax (4-2-3-1)

André Onana Solid performance, though fortunate some time-wasting went unpunished. 7/10

Joël Veltman Steadying defensive presence, did not give Rose any change. One error led to yellow card foul. 8

Matthijs de Ligt Built like a tank, relished the physical battle with Llorente. Radiated assurance. Towering performance. 9

Daley Blind Did not like it when isolated in the air against Llorente. Tidy on the ball. Calming presence. 7

Nicolás Tagliafico Mistimed one tackle on Eriksen to be booked but did not miss many others. 7

Lasse Schöne Made a few loose passes early on but soon found his rhythm and range. Made way for energy of Mazraoui. 7

Frenkie de Jong Total command of the space around him. Never lost possession. Always made the right choices. 8

Hakim Ziyech The touch and fizzed pass for the goal was lovely. Oozed class on ball. 8

Donny van de Beek Untouchable for first 30 minutes, when he dummied, shimmied and scored. Complete performance at just 22. 9

David Neres Threatened with his pace. Movement inside off flank intelligent. Should have scored rather than hit post. 7

Dusan Tadic The most unconventional of No9s, he roamed wide and deep to link up the play. Team player. 7


Noussair Mazraoui 7

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar 6