Ajax Amsterdam

  • Barcelona need quick answers after second straight loss 02-12-2013 04:43 PM

    Madrid: Barcelona's 2-1 loss at Ajax Amsterdam in the Champions League last week was down to a lack of intensity while Sunday's 1-0 reverse at Athletic Bilbao in La Liga exposed their relative physical frailty. Those were two of the explanations coach Gerardo Martino and the players offered after the...
  • Ajax end Barcelona unbeaten run to stay in contention 27-11-2013 08:17 AM

    Ajax Amsterdam stayed in contention for the last 16 of the Champions League after becoming the first side to beat Barcelona this season with a 2-1 triumph on Tuesday. Thulani Serero and Danny Hoesen scored to give Ajax a surprise halftime lead, but straight after the break defender Joel Veltman...
  • Balotelli penalty rescues point for Milan against Ajax 02-10-2013 08:25 AM

    Milan: Mario Balotelli rescued AC Milan with a disputed penalty in the 94th minute of their Champions League clash at Ajax Amsterdam on Tuesday, leaving the hosts to rue their failure to close it out after taking a 90th-minute lead. Ajax had gone ahead through Stefano Denswil's header, but Italy...
  • Finals a distant memory as Ajax face Milan in Champions League 30-09-2013 09:35 AM

    Berne: Ajax Amsterdam and AC Milan, who have twice met in the final of Europe's top club competition and won the title 11 times between them, clash again on Tuesday in a Champions League match which is far from the heady days of their past. Manchester City's attempt to progress...
  • We must change our style, says Barca defender Pique 18-09-2013 08:43 AM

    Barcelona: Barcelona embark on a new Champions League campaign on Wednesday against Ajax Amsterdam determined to vary their style of play amid suggestions they have become too predictable in attack. "We've been playing the same way and Tata (coach Gerardo Martino) wants us to make some changes," Spain defender Gerard...
  • City not ready to win Champions League, says Mancini 05-11-2012 05:05 PM

    Manchester: Manchester City's expensive squad is not ready to win the Champions League, manager Roberto Mancini said ahead of his side's must-win encounter with Ajax Amsterdam on Tuesday. Despite having several of the world's costliest footballers in their ranks, the Premier League champions have struggled to make an impact in...
  • Only a win can keep City in the Champions League 05-11-2012 02:10 PM

    London: Manchester City's millions of dollars will count for precious little if they lose to Ajax Amsterdam and crash out of the Champions League at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday. Roberto Mancini's expensively-assembled English champions face elimination from the group stages for the second successive season following two defeats and...
  • City facing crunch time in Champions League 23-10-2012 09:27 AM

    London: Fresh off a first English league title in 44 years, Manchester City was supposed to make its presence felt among Europe's elite this season with its expensively assembled squad. A slip-up in the Champions League this week, however, will leave the English club facing the prospect of another campaign...