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The mighty Ajax crash out of the Europa League to Getafe

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Ajax may have won on the night but it was not enough to stop the European giants eliminated from European competition.

La Liga’s Getafe arrived at the Johan Cruyff Arena with a 2-0 aggregate lead.

Ajax appears to be a mere shadow of the team that reached the Europa League final two years ago, and the side that made the latter stages of the Champions League last year.

They have lost the likes of Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie de Jong after their sales in the summer. But this is a side that looks nowhere near what they were.

The game off to the perfect start for the visitors, as they jumped into the lead after only five minutes. Jaime Mata gave the Spanish side the lead.

Ajax appeared to be sparked into life by the goal. They responded in the tenth minute with a goal of their own.

Da Silva pulled one back. but it was still 1-2 to Getafe over the two games.

The Dutch Champions pilled the pressure on the visitors, but could simply not break them down.

That was until the 63rd minute when Carel Eiting buried a wicked free-kick.

It was all too little too late, as the third-placed side in La Liga hung on and saw out the victory over the two legs.