UEFA champions League: Valencia stun Ajax, joins Chelsea in round of 16


Rodrigo scored the winner as Valencia beat Ajax 1-0 away Tuesday to advance in the Champions League while knocking out last season’s semi-finalists.

The Spanish forward scored against the run of play in the 24th minute when Ferran Torres played the ball in for him to rifle into the roof of the net.

Valencia defender Gabriel Paulista was sent off in injury time for reacting angrily to provocation from Dusan Tadic with a push and a slight headbutt.

They join Chelsea, who beat Lille 2-1 to finish second.