UEFA Champions League: Ajax vs Sporting CP Player Ratings as Ajax win convincingly 4-2

Ajax vs Sporting CP player ratings

Ajax vs Sporting CP: The Group C table-toppers Ajax locked horns with Sporting CP tonight in the game week 6 UEFA Champions League. The Dutch side seem like an unstoppable force this season in the European competition as they continued their unbeaten streak tonight in the group stages.

The Erik Ten Hag lead side was a far better side than their opponents as they cruised part Sporting CP 4-2 to finish unbeaten in the group stages of the UEFA Champions League, winning all six of their home and away fixtures against Dortmund, Besiktas, and Sporting CP.

Let’s take a look at the Ajax vs Sporting CP player ratings for the match:-

Ajax vs Sporting CP Player Ratings

Ajax

Remko Pasveer (GK) (7.5/10): Pasveer had an average day between the posts, as the goalkeeper did not have much to save tonight. The Ajax keeper looked on point tonight despite conceding an outstanding goal by Nuno Santos.

Noussair Mazraoui (7/10): Mazraoui was decent tonight on the field. The defender was satisfactory in his defensive duties, but Ajax will expect a lot better from him if they hope to go further during the knockout stages.

Perr Schuurs (5.5/10): Schuurs made some important interceptions tonight. The centre-back looked sharp in the role tonight, and Ajax will hope the defender maintains his run in the knockout stages of the tournament.

Lisandro Martinez (9/10): Martinez was excellent tonight in his role. The Argentine looked sharp tonight as he was astute with his defensive duties as well as creating chances in the attack via long balls.

Daley Blind (6.5/10): Blind looked a little sloppy tonight, he made some awkward clearances during the game that could have been converted by Sporting players into the scoresheet.

Edson Alvarez (7/10): Alvarez provided Ajax with the balance tonight in the midfield, he was quick to fall back on defensive duties alongside his teammates. The midfielder at moments was a significant cog in Ajax’s attacking department.

Ryan Gravenberch (7.5/10): Gravenberch looked solid tonight in the midfield, he rotated the ball well and won some important 1v1 battles in the midfield, which will give lots of confidence for the upcoming features.

Antony (7/10): Antony had a busy day tonight in the attacking third. The winger was on the move throughout the game and helped his side create multiple attacking opportunities. He helped Ajax gain an advantage with a goal right before the end of the first half of the game.

Steven Berghuis (6.5/10): Berghuis, despite scoring Ajax’s fourth goal of the game, did not feature much tonight. He made some heavy touches that could have been easily avoided.

David Neres (7.5/10): The Brazilian performed quite well tonight, he was astute with his attacking duties and controlled the flow of the game, constantly supplying it to his fellow teammates.

Sebastien Haller (8.5/10): Haller has been in excellent form in the Champions League this season, scoring with an early penalty in the 8th minute. The Ajax player has scored in all six group-stage appearances. He maintained his presence in the attacking third and was constant pain for the Sporting defenders.

Substitutes:

Nicolas Tagliafico (7.5/10): The Argentine came onto the pitch in the second half of the game and was quick to make an impact on the fixture. He made some good runs from the flank, providing additional support into the attacking third.

Davy Klaassen (7/10): Klaassen was quick to adjust into tonight’s fixture after being subbed in the mid-second half of the game. He was a constant threat for the Sporting defenders, who had too much to deal with tonight.

Devyne Rensch (7/10): Rensch definitely left his mark on as a substitute after being subbed in the sixtieth minute. The defender made some key interceptions as Sporting tried to catch Ajax off-guard for counter-attacks.

Kenneth Taylor (6.5/10): Taylor had a decent day in midfield tonight, as he mostly played inside the attacking third. He received a lot of support from his teammates who had piled the pressure onto the Sporting players who collapsed under Ajax’s continuous attacks.

Jurrien Timber (6/10): Timber came onto the ground in the closing minutes of the second half, he did not have much to do in regard to defensive duties as his side continued with their assault on a vulnerable Sporting side.

Sporting CP

João Virgínia (GK) (5.5/10): João had a very busy night between the posts tonight as Ajax questioned the goalkeeper with regular attacks. He was caught off-guard by the Ajax attackers on multiple occasions and could have saved some of the goals he conceded tonight.

Gonçalo Esteves (7/10): Esteves looked good tonight against a strong Ajax attack, he tried his best to stop attacks in the defensive area but did not receive enough support from his centre backs who look forward to forgetting tonight’s outing at Amsterdam.

Luis Neto (5.5/10): The Portuguese veteran centre back was full of holes tonight that were easily exploited by the Ajax attackers. Ajax had no issues getting past him, and Sporting will hope the defender finds his flow before the knockout stages.

Gonçalo Inácio (5.5/10): Inácio will hope to overturn his performance tonight, he did not look composed in his defensive duties tonight as he lost the ball inside the attacking third a few times which were used against his side by the Ajax forwards.

Matheus Reis (7/10): Reis was perhaps the best player in terms of performance in Sporting’s defensive lineup tonight. The left-back made some crucial interceptions but did not get the support he needed from his central defenders.

Ricardo Esgaio (6.5/10): Esgaio had a decent outing tonight at the Amsterdam Arena. He was quick in the midfield tonight but will need to improve on his passing play as he made some errors that could have easily been avoided.

Manuel Ugarte (5.5/10): Ugarte struggled on the pitch tonight against the quality of Ajax’s midfield, he was outplayed by his opponents tonight.

Daniel Bragança (6.5/10): The midfielder was a little out of touch tonight, he made a defensive error early in the game that gave Ajax a penalty which was converted by Sebastien Haller. Despite his early mistake, the Portuguese maintained his composure in the second half, performing a lot better than his early display in the game.

Bruno Tabata (8.5/10): Tabata was a crucial part in the attacking third for Sporting tonight, he was good with the distribution of the ball and created a chance for Nuno Santos to score an equalizer in the first half. He scored a banger in the second half of the game that reduced Ajax’s lead to two goals over his side.

Nuno Santos (8.5/10): Nuno Santos was brilliant tonight for Sporting, the attacker scored a banger in the twenty-second minute of the game from a very hard position to give his side the equalizer after conceding an early penalty.

Tiago Tomás (6.5/10): Thomas looked a little out of depth tonight, considering this is the teenager’s fourth appearance in UCL, he still needs a lot of work to compete with the best in Europe.

Substitutes:

Paulinho (6.5/10): The Portuguese did not have much to do with the attack tonight, subbed in during the 60th minute the striker spent most of his game time in his own half trying to prevent Ajax from adding more goals to their lead.

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