You would think that Ajax would have learned how to keep a lead after losing a 3-goal lead against Tottenham in last season’s UEFA Champions League semifinals. However, Ajax did not learn their lesson after they blew a 4-1 lead in twenty minutes in the second half to end up with a 4-4 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Ajax was about to cruise to a victory, but two players picked up back-to-back red cards in the 68th and the 69th minute. After playing eleven against nine, Chelsea was able to tie the score five minutes after the second red card. The win would have put Ajax in the driver’s seat in Group H of the Champions League, but Ajax, Chelsea, and Valencia are all tied for first with seven points and two games to go.