Champions Leaague: Van de Beek's Lone Goal Gives Ajax Edge Over Tottenham

Donny van de Beek’s 15th-minute goal gave Ajax much needed win against Tottenham in the first leg semi-final match of the UEFA Champions League.

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Tottenham faces a very difficult task going into the second leg in Amsterdam next Wednesday.

Spurs struggled to overcome the absence of forwards Harry Kane and Son Heung-min – injured and suspended respectively.

Ajax held on to their lead in relative comfort and it will need a stirring Spurs comeback to prevent the Dutch side facing either Barcelona or Liverpool in the final on 1 June.