The 2022/23 UEFA Champions League Group A group staged the second battle. Liverpool, who was sitting at Anfield, took the lead with Salah. 1 victory over the Eredivisie giants Ajax, won the first Champions League victory this season.
It is worth mentioning that the 23-year-old Arnold also ushered in the 50th European game of his career and became the youngest star in the history of the Red Army to reach this milestone.
In the 4th minute of this campaign, Liverpool took the lead in creating a threat, and made a cross from the right side of the penalty area but was cleared by the opponent. Then Tsimikas hit the goal with the right rib in the penalty area but kicked high. In the 17th minute, Alisson launched a quick attack, and Dias ferried with a header. After Jota scored the ball at the top of the penalty area, Salah shot the ball into the near corner from the right side of the penalty spot to help Liverpool win 1-1 First record.
Salah also ended a scoring drought in four games and scored his first goal in the last eight Champions League games. In addition, Salah also tied the Brazilian star Neymar with 41 Champions League goals and ranked 17th in the Champions League all-time scorer list.
In the 22nd minute of the battle, Zimikas made a cross from the left in the frontcourt. Van Dijk headed the ball from the right side of the penalty area and was cleared by the opponent. Dias then stopped the ball in the chest and volleyed but hit the goal post . In the 27th minute, Boguys returned the inverted triangle from the bottom line on the left side of the penalty area. After getting help from his teammates on the left side of the penalty area, Kudus crossed Van Dijk and made a hard shot, helping Ajax to tie the score 1-1.
In the 35th minute, Arnold made a cross from the right corner. Van Dijk’s header was saved by the goalkeeper Ajax. The ball hit Jota and bounced towards the goal. Passover confiscated the ball in time. In the 42nd minute, Dias sent a through ball. After Arnold’s shot in the penalty area was saved by Passover, Arnold’s supplementary shot from the right side of the penalty area was also saved from the baseline.
Matip also scored his first goal of the season
Only 2 minutes into the second half, Kudus fell to the ground after touching Salah in the Liverpool penalty area, but the referee on duty did not give any indication. Jota then counterattacked with the ball and faced Passover at the penalty spot. The attack was confiscated. In the 54th minute, Salah made the ball, and Elliott shot from the top of the penalty area and was defused by Passover.
In the 64th minute, Arnold made a long pass, and Dias scored a shot in the penalty area and was blocked by the opponent. Then Liverpool arranged for Firmino and Nunes to replace Elliott and Jota. In the 75th minute, Tadic made a pass from the right side of the penalty area. Blind nodded the ball from behind, but the ball rubbed the goal post and flew out of the baseline.
In the 89th minute, Tsimikas made a pass from the left corner, Matip headed the goal, and the Ajax defender immediately made a clearance, but VAR reminded the referee that the ball had crossed the goal line, so Liverpool successfully made the score 2 The score was 1, and Matip also scored his first goal of the season.
In the end, Liverpool defeated Ajax 2-1 and won the first Champions League victory this season.