Ajax vs Manchester United, Live Score and Commentary, UEFA Europa League Final 2016-17 - AJA v MUN

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedMay 25, 2017 02:08 IST

Ajax 0-2 Manchester United (Pogba 18', Mkhitaryan 48') FT


02:08 (IST)25 MAY 2017

FT: Ajax 0-2 Manchester United

MANCHESTER UNITED ARE CHAMPIONS OF THE UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE! Manchester United are the fifth team to win all three major European trophies (UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League, UEFA Champions League/European Cup & Cup Winner's Cup).

02:08 (IST)25 MAY 2017

90+4' Neres wastes a glorious chance to score 

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90+2' Ajax are piling on the pressure, but United have 10 men behind the ball. The move ends with Romero collecting a ball into the box.

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90' 4 minutes of injury time.

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90' Wayne Rooney comes on to huge applause and takes the armband from Antonio Valencia, with Mata going off to be replaced.

02:02 (IST)25 MAY 2017

89' Herrera is fouled by Veltman and the pressure is released on Manchester United.

02:01 (IST)25 MAY 2017

87' WHAT A CHANCE! Jesse Lingard looks to have run clear of the Ajax defence and is bearing down on goal, but Sanchez shoulders him off the ball. Lingard screams for a penalty, to no avail.

01:59 (IST)25 MAY 2017

85' Smalling goes down in the box after getting Klaasen's boot to his head while clearing a ball in. He's back up and fit, much to Mourinho's relief.

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84' Anthony Martial comes on to replace Marcus Rashford

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83' 120 seconds of Ajax pressure from left to right ends with Sanchez letting fly from 35 yards out. Predictably, it flies well over the bar.

01:55 (IST)25 MAY 2017

81' Jairo Riedewald is replaced by Frankie de Jong

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80' In a surprise to no one, Ajax are unable to create a clear-cut chance from the set-piece.

01:53 (IST)25 MAY 2017

879' Ziyech plays a hopeful ball into the box, and Neres does well to earn a corner.

01:52 (IST)25 MAY 2017

77' Juan Mata goes into the book for a very poor challenge on De Ligt from behind. The Ajax left back, Riedewald also goes into the book for a bit of afters with Herrera.

01:50 (IST)25 MAY 2017

75' Half-hearted appeals for a penalty emanate from Pogba's mouth as he's put into the box by a clever backheel from Rashford on the counter attack, but Sanchez gets the better of the Frenchman in a shoulder-to-shoulder challenge.

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74' Henrikh Mkhitaryan comes off to be replaced by Jesse Lingard

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72' After what seems like an age in setting up the wall, Hakim Ziyech ends his effort straight into, you guessed it, the wall. Somewhere, Donald Trump looks on in appreciation.

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71' HANDBALL! The referee gives a free-kick on the edge of the box with the ball coming off of Mkhitaryan.

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70' Lasse Schone is replaced by Van de Beek for Ajax.

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68' Traore and Klaasen attempt some clever passing on the edge of the area, and the ball is deflected out for a corner. United clear the initial ball into the box, but Ajax retain the ball and come again.

01:40 (IST)25 MAY 2017

66' Ajax waste another chance going forward, as a promising move comes to an end with Ziyech trying to curl the ball with his left foot into the top corner. Watch more Robben videos, mate.

01:39 (IST)25 MAY 2017

65' CHANCE! Pogba sends in a peach of a cross from the right wing to Fellaini at the far post, but the Belgian sends his header straight to Onana's arms in the Ajax goal.

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64' Valencia is hauled to the floor by Younes and the Ajax winger is booked by the referee.

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62' Neres comes on to replace Kasper Dolberg, who's been quite disappointing tonight.

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60' Ajax have made circa 350 passes to United's 125. The Dutch side's latest one is Ziyech attempting a floated ball into the box, but Romero comes out to claim the ball with ease.

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58' Veltman goes into the book for a poor foul on Mata, with Fellaini also booked earlier.

01:31 (IST)25 MAY 2017

56' WHAT A WASTE! Younes is found making a brilliant run into the box by Klaasen, but the Ajax winger takes his time to release the ball, and the chance goes a-begging. This has been Ajax's downfall tonight - they've been too slow in attack tonight.

01:29 (IST)25 MAY 2017

54' Sanchez is tormented by the combination of Rashford's pace and physicality yet again. De Ligt, the 17-year-old, comes over to bail his fellow defender out, with Rashford conceding a foul when trying to win the ball back.

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53' Ajax have had most of the ball in this game - but United's experience has proved telling. The Dutch side attempt to get a goal back with Traore, who's deflected effort from range flies straight into Romero's arms.

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan has scored 6 goals in his last 9 UEFA Europa League appearances and is now Man Utd’s top scorer in the competition this season 

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49' Great tackle! Sanchez gives the ball away to Rashford and as the United striker is all set to bear down on goal, the Ajax defender negates the problem of his own making with a well-timed sliding tackle.

01:23 (IST)25 MAY 2017

48' Manchester United send in a corner from the right and Smalling sends a header downwards. Mkhitaryan is lurking two yards ahead of the goal and does incredibly well to hook the ball past his marker and into the net. Ajax 0-2 Manchester United!

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47' A high-tempo start from Ajax with Younes, Dolberg and Klaasen al getting excellent touches on the ball. The move breaks down when Younes comes flying in to Fellaini's toes and concedes a foul.

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46' AND WE'RE OFF! Ajax get us underway in the second half, kicking off from right to left in their iconic red and white kit.

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The teams are back out on the pitch - Kickoff in the second half is coming up!

01:03 (IST)25 MAY 2017

HT: Ajax 0-1 Manchester United

01:02 (IST)25 MAY 2017

45' Was that a penalty? Traore and Dolberg exchange a clever 1-2 on the edge of the box, but Darmian gets ahead of Traore to shelter the ball out of play, with Traore screaming for a penalty while clattering into the Italian from behind. The hopefulness of youth, eh?

1 minute of injury time.

01:01 (IST)25 MAY 2017

44' Ajax are struggling to play through the lines, with Klaasen attempting to break United's defensive block with a through pass to Dolberg, but Romero and Smalling shelter the ball away from the Danish striker.

00:59 (IST)25 MAY 2017

41' A promising move from Ajax ends with Traore losing his footing while chasing a ball going out of play that he was favourite for. Moments later, Sanchez nearly is caught in possession by Rashford in the box, but the Ajax defender comes away with the ball.

00:56 (IST)25 MAY 2017

38' Another poor pass from De Ligt as he sends the ball out of play when attempting to find Riedewald on the wing.Ajax continue to dominate much of the ball, although United stand firm.

00:54 (IST)25 MAY 2017

36' Ajax are gaining in confidence as De Ligt shows some decidedly un-centreback-esque technique to waltz his way through the middle, but the Dutch side lose the ball. Moments later, Traore nearly weaves his way through the United backline from the right, but Smalling does well to get his blocks in.

00:51 (IST)25 MAY 2017

34' CHANCE! Younes creates havoc down Ajax's left wing and the move ends with Riedewald flashing an early cross into the corridor of uncertainty, but Dolberg is on his heels and the chance goes a-begging.

00:50 (IST)25 MAY 2017

32' De Ligt does well to intercept the ball as Rashford charges into him and is worse for wear. Sportingly, Ajax put the ball out of play, with United giving it back a couple of moments later.

00:48 (IST)25 MAY 2017

31' Henrikh Mkhitaryan is booked for a late challenge on Joel Veltman on the right wing.

00:46 (IST)25 MAY 2017

28' It doesn't look like Ajax have their fluid football at the ready tonight - another piece of miscommunication ends with De Ligt putting the ball out of play while attempting to pass to Younes on the left.

00:44 (IST)25 MAY 2017

26' The game is opening up as both sides attempt through balls to their frontmen, but the keeper is first to the ball both times. To give you an idea of the game so far - Ajax have had 67% of the possession - with United happy to cede the midfield.

00:41 (IST)25 MAY 2017

24' The game is perfectly set up for Manchester United on the counter - the Red Devils burst forward from the right wing, with Valencia in acres of space. He produces a burst of speed to get into the box and shoots from a narrow angle to the near post, but Onana has it covered - palming the ball away.

00:40 (IST)25 MAY 2017

22' From the set-piece, the ball eventually makes its way to Traore on the edge of the box, but before he can get the ball in control, United's defenders charge him down to block the shot.

00:39 (IST)25 MAY 2017

22' Mkhitaryan concedes a foul by hauling down Veltman on the right wing after the Ajax fullback burst past him. Schone's free-kick is put out by United for a corner.
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