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Ajax win to make it 2 out of 2

Sebastien Haller added a second goal for the home team, who spurned a number of other opportunities and never looked unduly troubled against a visiting side missing a host of first-team regulars
Steven Berghuis celebrates after scoring Ajax Amsterdam’s first goal against Besiktas  on Tuesday.
Steven Berghuis celebrates after scoring Ajax Amsterdam’s first goal against Besiktas on Tuesday.
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Reuters   |   Amsterdam   |   Published 29.09.21, 04:22 AM

Steven Berghuis scored one goal and set up another as Ajax Amsterdam were comfortable 2-0 winners over injury-hit Besiktas in their Champions League Group C clash at the Johan Cruijff Arena on Tuesday.

Sebastien Haller added a second goal for the home team, who spurned a number of other opportunities and never looked unduly troubled against a visiting side missing a host of first-team regulars.

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Ajax have a full haul of six points from their two games in the group following an opening day 5-1 win at Portuguese side Sporting, while struggling Besiktas have lost both their games.

Besiktas’ resistance was broken on 17 minutes when Berghuis provided a calm finish from the edge of the six-yard box after Ajax captain Dusan Tadic had danced past three defenders and teed up the former Feyenoord midfielder.

In Group D, Shakhtar Donetsk and Inter Milan battled to a drab 0-0 draw and the outcome did neither side any favours as it left both on one point from the opening two games.    



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