Ajax 0-2 Brighton: Fati and Adingra propel Seagulls towards Europa League knockouts

Ansu Fati’s celebration echoed throughout the Johan Cruyff ArenA as he scored the first goal for Brighton & Hove Albion in their UEFA Europa League clash against AFC Ajax. The match took place on November 9, 2023, in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Both teams started the game with a positive mindset, eager to push forward and dominate their opponents. Brighton received a stroke of luck in the 14th minute, allowing them to take a 1-0 lead. Silvano Vos made a costly mistake, misplacing his pass, which was swiftly intercepted by Simon Adingra. Adingra then cleverly slipped the ball to Ansu Fati, who confidently fired it past Diant Ramaj.

Brighton continued their dominance in the second half, doubling their lead just 10 minutes in. Ansu Fati showcased his skills once again, releasing Adingra on the right-hand side. Adingra unleashed a powerful strike, leaving Ramaj helpless as the ball found the back of the net.

Ajax had a golden opportunity to pull one back in the 75th minute when Brian Brobbey met Carlos Forbs’ cross. However, luck was not on their side as Brobbey’s effort hit both posts and agonizingly rolled along the goal-line before being cleared away by Brighton’s defense.

Ajax fought valiantly in the second half, displaying more intensity and purpose in their play. They committed more players forward in attack, desperately seeking a comeback. However, their efforts proved to be in vain as Brighton weathered the storm and secured a historic victory in Amsterdam.

The Brighton fans erupted with joy, celebrating their team’s triumph in the UEFA Europa League Group B match. Ansu Fati’s heroics and Brighton’s resilient defense ensured a memorable night for the English side.

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