Borussia Dortmund 1-3 Ajax: Dutch side progress into last 16 of Champions League

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Sebastien Haller is the fifth player from Champions League history to score in each one of his four first appearances in the competition.

Ajax kept their 100% record intact as they won hard at Borussia Dortmund to reach the 16th round of the Champions League.

Ajax is now the top of Group C with 12 points, followed by Dortmund (second) and Sporting Lisbon (third).

Mats Hummels was dismissed by the hosts. He had been fouled on Jude Bellingham and received a Marco Reus penalty.

However, Dusan Tadic and Sebastien Haller scored late for Ajax.

Ajax got what they deserved. Erik ten Hag's team patiently fought for an equalizer, then for the goals that secured their progress in the competition.

Dortmund will regret that Bellingham and Hummels missed great chances to score from close-range headers. They also seemed to be unhappy with the decision to dismiss their veteran defender after just 29 minutes.

Replays revealed that Hummels' sliding challenge with Antony did not reach the German defender and that Ajax had in fact landed on Antony's shin. However, VAR upheld the decision of Michael Oliver to give the red card.

Tadic's prodded touch at the backpost from Antony’s cross broke their resolve. Haller nodded in to give Ajax the lead, before Klaassen scored with the final kick of the match.