Ajax

  • Champions League: AC Milan in last 16 after 0-0 draw against Ajax 12-12-2013 03:28 AM

    Milan: AC Milan are through to the Champions League last 16 after holding Ajax to a goalless draw despite playing most of the match with 10 men after captain Riccardo Montolivo was sent off. Montolivo was shown a straight red card in the 22nd minute for a stamp on Christian...
  • Champions League: AC Milan, Ajax battle it out for spot in next round 10-12-2013 05:57 PM

    Milan: AC Milan and Ajax will play for a spot in the knockout stage of the Champions League on Wednesday. Milan need only a point at San Siro, while Ajax have to win the Group H match. Barcelona can assure themself of first place in the group with a draw...
  • 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...
  • Jolted Barcelona want more intensity from players 27-11-2013 05:34 PM

    Madrid: Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino and captain Carles Puyol have demanded more intensity from the players after Tuesday's 2-1 Champions League defeat at Ajax Amsterdam. The Group H reverse was Barca's first loss this season in all competitions - and their first under Martino - which cost them a chance...
  • Champions League: Barcelona lose, Arsenal on the verge of Round of 16 27-11-2013 08:24 AM

    Chelsea qualified for the Champions League's last 16 despite being tripped up again by Basel, while AC Milan and Arsenal claimed easy wins but were made to wait to seal their berths in the knockout stage. Mohamed Salah's late strike earned Basel a 1-0 win and a second straight Group...
  • 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...
  • Messi absence changes nothing for Ajax, says coach De Boer 25-11-2013 09:48 PM

    The absence of injured Lionel Messi will make little difference to the quality of Barcelona's line-up and Ajax Amsterdam must focus on their own game in Tuesday's Champions League clash, coach Frank de Boer said. "Even without Messi, it's a formidable team," he told reporters on Monday. Ajax effectively need...
  • Barcelona's Adriano injured, to miss Ajax match 24-11-2013 06:41 PM

    Barcelona: Barcelona's already injury-hit squad has received another blow with full back Adriano ruled out of Tuesday's Champions League game at Ajax. Barcelona says that the versatile, yet injury-prone Brazilian hurt a ligament in his left ankle during the 4-0 win over Granada on Saturday and will miss the trip...
  • UEFA charges Ajax for fan violence at Celtic 23-10-2013 08:20 PM

    Nyon: Ajax is facing UEFA sanctions after fans ripped out and threw seats during their team's 2-1 loss at Celtic in the Champions League. UEFA says the Dutch champion is charged with "crowd disturbances and throwing of objects." The disciplinary case will be judged on Nov. 21. Scottish media reported...
  • Ajax forward Bojan out for four to six weeks 02-10-2013 02:01 PM

    The Hague: Ajax forward Bojan Krkic will be out for four to six weeks owing to a hamstring injury, the club has announced. An MRI scan on Tuesday revealed the 23-year-old Bojan has a tear in his left hamstring. He suffered the injury in the first minute of Ajax's 6-0...
  • 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...
  • AC Milan's El Shaarawy injured, out of Ajax trip 30-09-2013 10:05 PM

    Milan: Forward Stephan El Shaarawy will miss AC Milan's Champions League game against Ajax after getting injured again in training. El Shaarawy had been included in Milan's squad for the match but shortly after announcing the 20-man list on Monday, the club says the striker has a "microfracture of the...
  • 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...
  • Messi hat-trick gives Barcelona 4-0 win over Ajax 19-09-2013 08:14 AM

    Barcelona: Lionel Messi marked his 80th Champions League match with a hat trick on Wednesday as Barcelona began their campaign in Group H with a 4-0 rout of Ajax. The Argentina forward opened the scoring at Camp Nou Stadium with a free kick in the 22nd minute, doubled the hosts'...
  • 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...
  • We can't act like kids at Barcelona, says Ajax defender 16-09-2013 07:04 PM

    Ajax Amsterdam's players should perhaps be forced to hand over their mobile phones before Wednesday's Champions League tie at Barcelona so they do not act like overawed schoolboys, according to defender Niklas Moisander. "I thought it a bit awkward last year that before a match against Real Madrid the players...
  • Ajax, Tottenham agree on fee for Christian Eriksen 29-08-2013 08:16 PM

    The Hague: Ajax and Tottenham Hotspur have agreed on the transfer of 21-year-old midfielder Christian Eriksen to the London football club for a fee of 12 million euros ($15.9 million), Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reported Thursday. According to De Telegraaf the transfer fee will be paid in three installments and...
  • Liverpool make 18 million pound bid for Christian Eriksen 23-07-2013 12:53 PM

    English Premier League club Liverpool have reportedly made an 18 million pound bid for Ajax youngster Christian Eriksen and are closing in on a deal to sign the Danish international. An Italian website, TuttoMercatoWeb, is claiming that Eriksen has agreed personal terms with the Anfield side. The 21-year-old is regarded...
  • Barcelona loan striker Bojan Krkic to Ajax 06-07-2013 03:04 PM

    Barcelona: Barcelona have agreed to loan striker Bojan Krkic to Dutch champions Ajax for the upcoming season with an option for another one. The 22-year-old Krkic played the past two seasons on loan in Italy, first with AC Roma and then AC Milan. Ajax have won the Dutch league for...
  • Dortmund thrash Ajax 4-1 in the Champions League 22-11-2012 05:11 AM

    Amsterdam: Mario Goetze was involved in all four goals, including two by Robert Lewandowski, as Borussia Dortmund cruised into the knockout stage of the Champions League by outclassing Ajax 4-1 on Wednesday. Dortmund sealed the win before halftime at Amsterdam Arena thanks to its clinical finishing on the break and...
  • Man City stare at CL exit after Ajax draw 07-11-2012 03:43 AM

    Manchester: Manchester City live to fight another day in the Champions League " just. In reality, the big-spending English champions are unlikely to advance from the group stage for the second successive season after being held to a 2-2 draw by Ajax on Tuesday. "It's not the case that we're...
  • 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...
  • Ajax stun Manchester City 3-1 in Champions League 25-10-2012 02:39 AM

    Amsterdam: Ajax came from behind to stun Manchester City 3-1 after goals from Siem de Jong, Niklas Moisander and Christian Eriksen on Wednesday, leaving the English club last in Group D of the Champions League. Borussia Dortmund lead the group with seven points after beating Real Madrid 2-1 in the...
  • 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...
  • Crunch time for Man City in Champions League 22-10-2012 11:48 AM

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