AJAX playmaker Dusan Tadic gave David Neres a whack as they celebrated together – but then planted a kiss on his team-mate in apology.
The Dutch giants cruised to a 3-0 win against Lille at the Amsterdam Arena to open their Champions League account for the season.
But after Quincy Anton Promes opened the lead on 18 minutes, ex-Southampton star Tadic gave starlet Neres a slap to the face.
A surprised and sore Neres chuckled and rubbed his face as he took one to the cheek.
But realising he may have put more welly into it than intended, Tadic grabbed the 22-year-old winger and gave him a smooch in the same place he was slapped.
The kiss was met with a better reaction by Neres, who smiled and raced off down the pitch.
Tadic & Co had more to smile about as midfielder Edson Alvarez doubled their lead five minutes after the break.
And the result was wrapped up on 62 minutes as full-back Nicolas Tagliafico made it 3-0.
Ajax reached the semi’s last season, but a last minute Lucas Moura winner sent Tottenham into the final against Liverpool – losing the game 1-0.
And a heartbroken Tadic revealed he could not bring himself to watch the eventful final.
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He told The Telegraph: “I tried to watch the final, but switched it off. It was such a terrible game, probably one of the worst Champions League finals.
“Most people at Ajax, they did not even bother to watch. They could not bear it.
“All I thought was that we would have played better [than Spurs]. We would have given Liverpool a tough game. That didn’t help me heal, thinking it should have been us.”
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