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Rostov stun Ajax to book group stage debut

Rostov 4-1 Ajax (agg: 5-2)
The new boys brushed aside the traditional heavyweights after crucial goals either side of half-time by Sardar Azmoun and Aleksandr Erokhin.

Highlights: Watch Rostov overcome Ajax
Highlights: Watch Rostov overcome Ajax
  • UEFA Champions League newcomers Rostov brush aside Ajax with four-goal salvo
  • Dmitri Kirichenko's men into group stage in second season in UEFA competition proper
  • Sardar Azmoun nods hosts into first-half lead from Aleksandr Erokhin centre
  • Rostov's all-important second comes on 52 minutes from Erokhin, another header
  • Christian Noboa and Dmitri Poloz complete humbling of four-time European champions 
  • Ajax get consolation via Davy Klaassen penalty after Fedor Kudryashov red card
  • Key player: Aleksandr Erokhin (Rostov)
  • Group stage draw streamed live on UEFA.com from 18:00CEST on Thursday