Tottenham 0-1 Ajax: Spurs stunned as Dutch minnows seize control of Champions League semi-final


Tottenham 0-1 Ajax: Spurs stunned as Dutch minnows seize control of Champions League semi-final

Tottenham became the latest club to be stunned at home to Ajax in the Champions League, suffering a damaging 1-0 defeat in the first leg of their semi-final.

Spurs have it all to do in Amsterdam next Wednesday after Donny Van de Beek grabbed a crucial away goal for the fearless visitors without reply.

Donny van de Beek celebrates

Mauricio Pochettino’s men could’ve had a mountain to climb following a disastrous first-half during which they barely saw the ball.

And while they steadied the ship after the break, the hosts failed to seriously test Andre Onana – and the absence of Heung-min Son and Harry Kane was notable.

But the best chance of the second-half fell to Ajax’s David Neres, who came inches from doubling the lead when he hit the post late on, and that might prove a crucial moment ahead of Son’s return for the second leg.

Questions will be asked of Spurs’ medical team after they allowed Jan Vertonghen to return to the field after a nasty head injury.

The Belgium defender was given the all-clear by the doctors but was barely able to walk moments later and was escorted off.