Calvin Bassey has a perfect Champions League debut as Ajax handed a brutal lesson to Rangers with a 4-0 win at Johan Cruijff Arena on Wednesday night.

The Scottish side returned to the European most prestigious club competition group stage for the first time in 12 years.

Calvin Bassey facing his former side is the latest example of this smart recruitment as he replace Lisandro Martinez in the heart of Ajax’s defence after the Argentine joined up with his old manager Erik Ten Hag at Old Trafford.

Chelsea summer transfer target Edson Alvarez opens the floodgate for Ajax inside the 17th minute of the encounter after converting Steven Berghuis’s corner with a well-timed header from the center of the box to the back post of Jon McLaughlin’s goal.

Berghuis double his side a with second goal in the 32nd minutes before Ghanian striker put Ajax 3-0 up inside the first-half to blow Rangers away.

Former Tottenham forward Steven Bergwijn ensure the game is beyond Scottiis Premier League outfit after latching onto a loose back pass and rounding McLaughlin to make it 4-0 ten minutes from time.

The defeat is Rangers’ second 4-0 defeat in the space of a week after their Old Firm slump at Celtic Park on Saturday.

Ajax turn their attention to Eredivisie as they host Heerenven on Saturday before their trip to Anfield to face Liverpool in matchday two, while Rangers travel tackle Aberdeen, with their next Champions League game coming at Ibrox against Napoli on 13 September.

 

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