Ajax Amsterdam

  • Barcelona need quick answers after second straight loss December 3, 2013

    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 November 27, 2013

    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 October 2, 2013

    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 striker...
  • Finals a distant memory as Ajax face Milan in Champions League September 30, 2013

    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 beyond...
  • We must change our style, says Barca defender Pique September 18, 2013

    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 Pique...
  • City not ready to win Champions League, says Mancini November 5, 2012

    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 November 5, 2012

    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 October 23, 2012

    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...