Ajax will play the crucial return on Wednesday evening against the Cypriot APOEL in the play-offs of the Champions League. The race at the Johan Cruijff ArenA starts at 9 p.m. Follow the return in this live blog.

  • Ajax-APOEL
  • Kick-off at 9 p.m.
  • First game ended in 0-0
  • Winner to group stage CL

Ajax-APOEL · 4 minutes ago

Ajax must save Dutch honor
Ajax must deal with APOEL tonight to keep the honor of Dutch football high. An elimination of the team from Amsterdam would be special in several respects, because it would also mean that for the first time in 26 years no Dutch club was represented in the Champions League. In the 1993/1994 season, our country was last absentee in the most important European club tournament, when Feyenoord landed as the national champion in the preliminary round. After the Icelandic ÍA Akranes was eliminated, it went wrong against FC Porto.

Ajax-APOEL · 5 minutes ago

Edson Álvarez, the 21-year-old successor to Matthijs de Ligt, is no rookie: the Mexican defender played more than 100 games for Club América and 28 international matches. Use your football knowledge and play along with TOTO.

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Ajax-APOEL · 10 minutes ago

A new role for Lisandro Martínez tonight. The Argentinian, who until now has always played in the back, is now in midfield with Ziyech and Álvarez. Blind, on the other hand, drops a line back and is in the center of the back.

Ajax-APOEL · 18 minutes ago

These are the eleven names of APOEL. The super-fast Jordanian Musa Tamari, to whom Ajax had their hands full in the first game, is once again kicking off.

#StartingXI: #AFCAjax [0] - #APOELFC [0] (#UCL PO-2leg) #AJAXvAPO #apoelfclive

Avatar AuthorAPOEL FCMoment of places19: 48 - 28 August 2019

Ajax-APOEL · 36 minutes ago

Tonight Ajax misses the injured Donny van de Beek and the suspended Noussair Mazraoui. That is why Ten Hag had to shift considerably with its basic setup. Huntelaar, who made an impression as a substitute in recent weeks, can start in the starting line-up this time. Ziyech sinks back to midfield, where he gets the company of Álvarez and Martínez. Blind forms a central defense duo with Veltman.

Ajax-APOEL · one hour ago

The line-up of Ajax has arrived! Huntelaar and Álvarez are in the base.

Ajax setup: Onana; Dest, Veltman, Blind, Tagliafico; Martinez, Ziyech, Alvarez; Tadic, Huntelaar, Neres.

We present to you ... our boys! ❌❌❌ #UCL #ajaapo

Avatar AuthorAFC AjaxMoment of places19: 46 - 28 August 2019

Ajax-APOEL · one hour ago

David Neres is the most expensive Ajax player with an estimated market value of 45 million euros. That is about 12 million euros more than the estimated value of the entire selection of APOEL Nicosia. Use your football knowledge and play along with TOTO.

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Ajax-APOEL · one hour ago

It is slowly getting busier at the ArenA, where Ajax hopes to reach the group stage of the Champions League at 9 p.m. at the expense of APOEL Nicosia. We expect to get the setup every moment.

Waiting for the XI ... ⌚️📲 #UCL #ajaapo

Avatar AuthorAFC AjaxMoment of places19: 33 - 28 August 2019

Ajax-APOEL · 2 hours ago

Dušan Tadić is the top scorer at Ajax with two goals in this CL qualification. At APOEL Nicosia that is Andrija Pavlovic with three on the counter. Use your football knowledge and play along with TOTO.

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Ajax-APOEL · 3 hours ago

Dest called for Team USA
Sergiño Dest is currently focusing on the game against APOEL Nicosia, but will later consider the proposal of the American coach Gregg Bughallter. The eighteen-year-old right back from Ajax, who may start in the starting line-up tonight, has been called up for two practice international matches for the American national team. If Dest accepts the invitation, that is not a disaster for the Dutch: friendly duels are not binding on the choice of football country.

Ajax-APOEL · 3 hours ago

ArenA ready for 'big night'

The Amsterdam ArenA is preparing for another very important European evening. From 9 p.m. the team will play for a Champions League ticket against APOEL Nicosia.

Big night. 🌟🏟 #UCL #ajaapo

Avatar AuthorAFC AjaxMoment of places17: 31 - 28 August 2019

Ajax-APOEL · 4 hours ago

Will Ajax reach the group stage of the Champions League tonight at APOEL's expense?

  • Yes, Ajax makes it to the group stage
  • No, Ajax is eliminated

Ajax-APOEL · 12 hours ago

The last time a semi-finalist was missing in the next Champions League season was in 2011. Schalke 04 then became 14th in the Bundesliga and was not even allowed to participate in the preliminaries based on that ranking. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar experienced it up close in Gelsenkirchen and may be in the Ajax base tonight.

Ajax-APOEL · 12 hours ago

In the summer of 1996, Panathinaikos got stuck in the preliminary round against Rosenborg BK. A season earlier, the Greek top club came to the semi-final, in which Ajax was too strong. At the time, the qualifying process for the Champions League was shorter than this season. Only one round had to be survived to reach the main tournament.

Ajax-APOEL · 12 hours ago

Ajax hopes tonight against APOEL to escape a historic elimination in several respects. The team from Amsterdam received the Cypriots in the Johan Cruijff ArenA for the crucial return in the play-offs of the Champions League. Last year the strong Ajax reached the semi-finals of the million-dollar ball. It was only once in the Champions League history that a semi-finalist failed to qualify in the following season.

Ajax-APOEL · 12 hours ago

The interests are great for Ajax, which tonight must reach the group stage of the Champions League at the expense of APOEL Nicosia. Reporters Mark Leene and Rypke Bakker look ahead.

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