Ajax lost 2-1 at home to Roma in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final Michael Bell provides his player ratings for Ajax players

Kjell Scherpen 45/10: With Stekelenburg out, Scherpen started and he made a good save in the first half However, his huge mistake allowed Roma to equalize You can’t make mistakes like that at this level

Devyne Rensch 6/10: A very talented right-back who looked good on the ball throughout the game However, defensively he had issues with Roma forwards and he had to take a yellow card which excludes him from the second leg

Nicolas Tagliafico 7/10: Made an excellent clearance in the first half under a lot of pressure from Dzeko He was solid throughout and almost scored in the second half

Jurrien Timber 7/10: A great performance from the 19-year-old who was solid at the back and also made good use of the Dribble forward when he could

Lisandro Martinez 8/10: Another good performance from the central defender, who made a good impression at the back and on the ball He made the most touches for Ajax and was still available

Edson Alvarez 5/10: Did his job to some extent He was there to give some support to the defense and he made five interceptions However, he couldn’t get involved on the ball and he played a role in the winning goal for Roma

Davy Klaassen 65/10: Scored a very smart goal to put Ajax forward, but it was his only shot on goal and he sometimes struggled to get involved in the game

Ryan Gravenberch 6/10: May look impressive with his dribbling ability and strength on the ball, but he needs to do more with possession Not one of his best performances this season

David Neres 4/10: A bad game from the Brazilian who struggled to offer anything on the wing and he was rightly substituted right after Roma equalizer No shooting, no chance created and only one dribble completed

Antony 6/10: got three big chances and was denied each time by Perez in goal for Roma Created three chances too, including a great ball for Tadic in the first half A spark on the right but some of his crosses are poor and he needs to be more clinical in big games

Dusan Tadic 6/10: Very disinterested in giving the ball to Klaassen for the first goal for which he deserves praise However, Tadic can be blamed for the loss with his terrible second half penalty He was lively but not his best match in Europe for Ajax

Brian Brobbey 65/10: Came in for Neres and instantly added something to Ajax offense His heist game was excellent and he helped create chances However, he was also played on goal and would have had to score but was denied With Neres not playing, Ten Hag could decide to start with Brobbey next week


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