Ajax Women lose first leg against Bayern


Thursday evening saw a home loss for Ajax Women against Bayern Munich. This first game of an double encounter ended in a 1-3 win for the German side. This makes it an uphill battle for Danny Schenkel's side to reach the last sixteen of the UEFA Women’s Champions League. They will head to Germany for the return on Wednesday.


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Despite the loss, coach Schenkel was pleased with the team's performance. "Of course a loss is disappointing. In sport you can't settle for defeat. On the other hand, I'm proud of our performance because Bayern is a really good opponent. We can hold our heads high, at times we showed some real promise."

Does Schenkel think a stunt is a realistic possibility for the return game? "That's what we're aiming for, but at the same time you have to be realistic. Bayern are just a really good team. We are in a difficult starting position and the chances of us going through aren't high. But we'll soldier on as if the last game didn't happen and we'll put up a good fight when we get to Munich.”

Ajax Women – Bayern Munich 1-3 (0-0)
57. De Sanders 0-1 (own goal)
69. Lohmann 0-2
79. Van de Velde 1-2
86. Laudehr 1-3

Ajax Women: Kop, Bakker, De Sanders, Van der Gragt, Doorn, Van de Velde, Dijkstra (78. Munsterman), Pelova, Van den Bighelaar, Vonkova (78. Grant), Lewerissa (78. E. Bakker)