Ajax is on Tuesday night in the Johan Cruijff ArenA against Valencia for wintering in the Champions League. An overview of the four possible scenarios during the last group match.
Stand group H
- 1. Ajax 5-10 (12-5)
- 2. Valencia 5-8 (8-7)
- 3. Chelsea 5-8 (9-8)
- 4. Lille 5-1 (3-12)
1. Ajax beats Valencia
A win over Valencia is of course the most favorable scenario for the team of coach Erik ten Hag. Regardless of the result at Chelsea-Lille OSC, the other match in group H, last season's semi-finalist as a group winner is certain of the knockout phase. In the eighth finals the number two from another group is waiting.
2. Ajax plays a draw against Valencia
Also in this scenario Ajax is certainly sure to overwinter in the Champions League. A draw, however, is no guarantee for group victory, because if Chelsea wins from Lille, then the Londoners pass the Amsterdammers based on the mutual result. In that case Ajax will meet a group winner at the draw.
3. Ajax loses, Chelsea suffers loss of points
If Ajax runs into a defeat against Valencia in the Johan Cruijff ArenA, then the team of coach Ten Hag must hope that Chelsea will miss points against Lille. A draw from the Londoners is enough for Ajax to reach the next round of the Champions League behind Valencia as number two.
4. Ajax loses, Chelsea wins
The worst scenario for the people of Amsterdam. With a defeat against Valencia and a victory of Chelsea over Lille, Ajax is outpaced in points by Valencia and Chelsea and an adventure in the Europa League remains after the winter break.
Both Ajax-Valencia and Chelsea-Lille start on Tuesday at 9 p.m.
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