Benfica Lisbon has disenchanted the offensive artists of Ajax Amsterdam and for the first time has moved into the quarterfinals of the Champions League for six years.
The 37-color Portuguese master won the eighth-final return match at the Dutch record champion with 1: 0 (0: 0) and made the surprise with the ex-Dortmund Julian Weigl in the starting eleven after 2: 2 in the first leg. Darwin Nunez scored the decisive hits (77.).
Amsterdam dominated from the beginning and laced the guests phase, the great opportunities did not host the host. Lisbon defended sent, but rarely satisfied needlesticks.
Ajax was also superior after changing, but too harmless. From the splendor of the two victories against Borussia Dortmund in the preliminary round was little to see. Sébastien Haller, who had always met in the first seven games in the premier class, was largely deregistered.
Lisbon rarely came forward, but used the first opportunity to lead. Nunez headed after a free kick.