Ajax’s start was sublime. Within twenty minutes, Ajax were leading 2-0 thanks to goals made by Carlos Forbs and Steven Berghuis. After the 2-0, the visitors took off, and Ajax failed to withstand the pressure. Through a fantastic action made by Jonathan Claus, the French scored 2-1. Before half-time, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the 2-2. Maurice Steijn’s team avoided ending the match in a loss after Olympique Marseille hit the crossbar.
Again, Ajax started the second half strong, and Kenneth Taylor scored 3-2. Once more, Marseille put pressure, but less convincing than before half-time. Ajax fought off most attempts until Aubameyang scored the equaliser after a strong individual action.
Ajax - Olympique Marseille 3-3 (2-2)
09. Forbs 1-0
20. Berghuis 2-0
23. Clauss 2-1
38. Aubameyang 2-2
52. Taylor 3-2
78. Aubameyang 3-3
Ajax: Gorter, Gaaei, Šutalo, Hato, Sosa, Tahirović (46. Vos), Taylor, Berghuis (85. Van den Boomen), Forbs (90+3. Avila), Brobbey (85. Akpom), Bergwijn (90+3. Medić)