Ajax loses 0-3 to Salzburg but AZ wins in Europa League

Ajax’s chances of remaining in the Europa League took a severe knock on Thursday when the Amsterdammers lost 0-3 at home to FC Salzburg.

The Austrian titleholders started the round of 32 at a ‘blistering tempo’, scoring three goals in the first half. Match report

The other Dutch Europa League side Alkmaar club AZ had better fortune. Dick Advocaat’s team beat Czech side FC Slovan Liberec 1-0 after scoring in the dying minutes of the game. Match report

The return legs take place next week.

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