Ajax 0 – 2 Brighton (Nov-9-2023) Europa League Highlights
Ansu Fati and Simon Adingra got a goal and an assist each as a clinical Brighton side stunned Ajax 2-0 in Amsterdam to move into the qualification spots of their Europa League group for the first time.
The Seagulls soared to a famous victory against the four-time European champions as Fati swept home Adingra’s clever ball after 14 minutes following an Ajax mistake, before the on-loan Barcelona attacker returned the favour eight minutes after half-time by setting up Brighton’s second on the break for his fellow forward.
Ajax, who remain bottom of Group B, showed little in response despite Brian Brobbey hitting both posts from a fierce shot inside the box, but the victory came at a big cost for Brighton, who saw James Milner, Lewis Dunk and Pervis Estupinan limp off in three defensive injury blows.
But the good news for Roberto De Zerbi – other than the three points – was seeing his side record just their second clean sheet of the season in all competitions, the other coming in the return fixture against Ajax a fortnight ago.