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Salzburg turn on style to see off Ajax

Published: Thursday 27 February 2014, 20.53CET
FC Salzburg 3-1 AFC Ajax (agg: 6-1)
Roger Schmidt's men put three past the Dutch champions for the second week running to book a round of 16 tie against FC Basel 1893.
Salzburg turn on style to see off Ajax
Salzburg celebrate their progress to the round of 16 ©AFP/Getty Images
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Published: Thursday 27 February 2014, 20.53CET

Salzburg turn on style to see off Ajax

FC Salzburg 3-1 AFC Ajax (agg: 6-1)
Roger Schmidt's men put three past the Dutch champions for the second week running to book a round of 16 tie against FC Basel 1893.

FC Salzburg completed the job in style against AFC Ajax by putting three goals past the Dutch champions for the second time in a week to set up a UEFA Europa League round of 16 tie with FC Basel 1893.

After blowing Frank de Boer's side away in the first leg, Salzburg picked up where they left on home turf, hitting the woodwork twice in the first period before Mike van der Hoorn turned into his own net after the restart. Sadio Mané's cool finish on 66 minutes and Jonatan Soriano's tap-in sealed a round of 32 second-leg win which maintains the Austrian title holders' 100% record in this season's competition.

Riding the crest of a wave following their success in Amsterdam, the hosts attacked at will in the opening 45 minutes. Kevin Kampl's lob over Jasper Cillessen improbably bounced twice on the crossbar before Stefano Denswil cleared off the line. Roger Schmidt's men continued to get behind Ajax and Soriano rattled a powerful left-footed drive off the upright as the visitors clung on.

Home keeper Péter Gulácsi made sharp reaction saves from Kolbeinn Sigthórsson and Lesly de Sa to prevent Ajax getting a sniff of a comeback, and any hope was extinguished on 56 minutes when Soriano's powerful cross was met by Van der Hoorn and sent past keeper Cillessen. Salzburg proceeded to enjoy themselves – Mané was slipped through and made no mistake when one-on-one, before competition top scorer Soriano registered his seventh of the campaign, simply knocking in Mané's centre at the back post. Davy Klaassen's deflected effort from range provided consolation for Ajax, yet could do nothing to stop his team departing at this stage of competition for the third successive year.

Last updated: 01/03/14 0.01CET

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Lineups

salzburg

Salzburg

ajax

Ajax

31
GulácsiPéter Gulácsi (GK)
22
CillessenJasper Cillessen (GK)
5
André RamalhoAndré Ramalho
2
Van RhijnRicardo van Rhijn
6
SchweglerChristian Schwegler
Substitution89
5
C. PoulsenChristian Poulsen
Yellow Card27
Substitution63
10
ManéSadio Mané
Goal66
6
Van Der HoornMike van der Hoorn
Goal56
13
IlsankerStefan Ilsanker
8
DuarteLerin Duarte
Substitution78
17
UlmerAndreas Ulmer
Substitution78
9
SigthórssonKolbeinn Sigthórsson
24
LeitgebChristoph Leitgeb
Yellow Card43
10
S. De JongSiem de Jong (C)
Substitution63
26
Jonatan SorianoJonatan Soriano (C)
Goal77
17
BlindDaley Blind
27
AlanAlan
Substitution73
18
KlaassenDavy Klaassen
Goal82
36
HintereggerMartin Hinteregger
24
DenswilStefano Denswil
Yellow Card49
44
KamplKevin Kampl
34
De SaLesly de Sa

Substitutes

33
WalkeAlexander Walke (GK)
1
VermeerKenneth Vermeer (GK)
8
KleinFlorian Klein
Substitution89
4
N. MoisanderNiklas Moisander
11
MeilingerMarco Meilinger
11
Bojan KrkićBojan Krkić
Substitution63
14
Valon BerishaValon Berisha
12
VeltmanJoël Veltman
15
SchiemerFranz Schiemer
16
L. AndersenLucas Andersen
Substitution78
18
ŠventoDušan Švento
Substitution78
42
RiedewaldJairo Riedewald
Substitution63
23
ŽuljRobert Žulj
Substitution73
43
KishnaRicardo Kishna

Coach

Roger Schmidt (GER) Frank de Boer (NED)

Referee

Paolo Tagliavento (ITA)

Assistant referees

Mauro Tonolini (ITA), Lorenzo Manganelli (ITA)

Fourth official

Alessandro Costanzo (ITA)

Additional assistant referees

Antonio Damato (ITA), Carmine Russo (ITA)

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