Ajax vs. Chelsea on Tuesday is what you would call an instant classic. The two met at Stamford Bridge on Matchday 4 of the Champions League, and the game didn't disappoint. The sides drew, 4-4, but that was after Ajax took what looked like a commanding 4-1 lead in the second half. The Dutch side saw that lead erased after two players earned red cards within seconds of each other.
The point puts them both on seven atop Group H, joined by Valencia which has the same amount. That means the three top teams in the group are all tied with two games left before the knockout stage.
This one started frantically with two goals in the opening four minutes -- it was a sign of things to come. Ajax went ahead on an own goal two minutes in, and Chelsea drew level just four minutes later thanks to a penalty-kick goal from Jorginho.
Then it was Ajax that turned it on, scoring three unanswered goals in a 35-minutes stretch. Quincy Promes made it 2-1 20 minutes in with a fine header, and then Hakim Ziyech made it 3-1 in the 35th minute on an effort that was officially registered as an owl goal for Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga. Ziyech sent in a set-piece cross to the far post, the ball hit the post and then smacked Kepa in the face before going in.