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Ajax hold Benfica in Champions League clash

IANS  |  Lisbon 

Amsterdam earned a valuable 1-1 draw against Benfica here, improving their chances of reaching second round and leaving the Portuguese team virtually eliminated.

The first goal of Wednesday night's match came in the 29th minute thanks to a fault by goalkeeper Andre Onana, who let Benfica's Jonas take it on the chest and tap it in, reports

In the 60th minute, Ajax's looped a tantalising ball over the Benfica defence to Serbian striker who scored the equaliser.

The last minutes were very tense and Onana made up for his earlier mistakes by blocking two shots from Benfica which looked like certain goals.

With two games remaining, Group E is led by with 10 points, followed by with 8, the Portuguese have 4 and AEK Athens are yet to score.

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 13:30 IST
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