Valencia 0-3 Ajax: Hakim Ziyech's wondergoal inspires stunning victory for visitors in the Champions League
By The Atlas Lions, Oct 3 2019 06:46AM
Hakim Ziyech fired in an early goal, Quincy Promes added another and Donny van de Beek finished off a polished performance as Ajax kept up their impressive Champions League form with a 3-0 away win over Valencia in Group H on Wednesday night.
Ajax, whose youthful side made a giant-killing run to last season's semi-finals, moved to six points with a second successive three-goal triumph.
Valencia remained on the three points they garnered last month in a surprise away triumph at Chelsea.
Ziyech set the tone for another enterprising Ajax display with a searching shot in the eighth minute, hit powerfully with his left foot from outside the penalty area over the head of Valencia goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen.
Dutch international Cillessen, up against his former team mates, was beaten by Promes's snap shot in the 34th minute, getting a hand to it but not enough to keep it out.
Promes was teed up by Van de Beek with an inch-perfect square pass as Ajax went 2-0 ahead at the Camp de Mestalla.
It came after the home side missed a penalty as captain Dani Parejo blasted high and wide in the 25th minute after Goncalo Guedes had been fouled by Ajaxâs Mexican defender Edson Alvarez.