Match statistics

AjaxMan. City

Goals scored3
 
1
on target8
 
9
off target6
 
5
Corners3
 
7
Offsides0
5
Fouls committed8
 
9
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Possession (%)50
 
50

Standings

Last updated: 14/11/2012 12:41 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Ajax win their first game against English opposition at home since 1980, but more importantly than that, their qualification hopes remain alive. Siem de Jong, Niklas Moisander and Christian Eriksen got the crucial goals, after Samir Nasri had put City ahead.
  • 90+4
    Agüero (Man. City) is flagged for offside.
  • 90+2
    S. De Jong (Ajax) makes a save.
    A free-kick is blasted at goal from 25 metres but it smashes straight into the wall. Time is running out for City.
  • 90+2
    Kolarov (Man. City) has an effort on goal.
  • 90+1
    Enoh (Ajax) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Balotelli (Man. City).
  • 90
    Boerrigter (Ajax) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Clichy (Man. City).
  • 90
    Boerrigter (Ajax) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Clichy (Man. City).
  • 90
    Tévez (Man. City) delivers the corner.
  • 90
    Tévez (Man. City) delivers the corner.
  • Substitution
    89
    Boerrigter (in) - Schöne (out) (Ajax)
  • 89
    Kolarov (Man. City) delivers the corner.
  • 88
    Džeko (Man. City) has an effort on goal.
  • 88
    Vermeer (Ajax) makes a save.
    Aleksandar Kolarov's corner from the left is met by Edin Džeko in the centre, but the downward header is straight at the keeper who does well to catch the awkward effort.
  • 88
    Kolarov (Man. City) delivers the corner.
  • 86
    Agüero (Man. City) misses the target.
    The home defence is staying strong, and City are restricted to an effort from distance. Kenneth Vermeer watches, untroubled, as the ball floats over his bar.
  • 85
    Nasri (Man. City) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Schöne (Ajax).
  • 80
    Blind (Ajax) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Balotelli (Man. City).
    A free-kick in a dangerous position wide on the right. Aleksandar Kolarov will swing into the box.
  • 80
    Enoh (Ajax) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Tévez (Man. City).
  • Yellow Card
    79
    Y. Touré (Man. City) is booked.
  • 79
    Y. Touré (Man. City) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on S. De Jong (Ajax).
    Roberto Mancini last change means it is all out attack for City. They have Mario Balotelli, Carlos Tévez, Sergio Agüero and Edin Džeko on the field now.
  • Substitution
    78
    Balotelli (in) - Milner (out) (Man. City)
  • 76
    Nasri (Man. City) misses the target.
    The winger has a great opening to pull one back, but, after neat passing releases him in the area, the Frenchman slips with only Kenneth Vermeer to beat and his effort squirms wide.
  • Yellow Card
    75
    Kolarov (Man. City) is booked.
  • 75
    Kolarov (Man. City) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Schöne (Ajax).
  • Substitution
    74
    Enoh (in) - Sana (out) (Ajax)
  • 73
    Hart (Man. City) makes a save.
    Ajax are playing on the break now, and Christian Eriksen and Ryan Babel do well on the left, but the latter's shot from an angle is straight at the goalkeeper.
  • 73
    Babel (Ajax) has an effort on goal.
  • 73
    Džeko (Man. City) has an effort on goal.
  • 73
    Vermeer (Ajax) makes a save.
    Edin Džeko looks like he will get City back into it, as he rounds Vermeer, but the forward hesitates and the keeper gets back to his feet in an instant and blocks the shot.
  • 72
    Eriksen (Ajax) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Clichy (Man. City).
  • 72
    Nasri (Man. City) delivers the corner.
  • Substitution
    71
    Tévez (in) - Barry (out) (Man. City)
  • 71
    Džeko (Man. City) has an effort on goal.
  • 71
    Vermeer (Ajax) makes a save.
    Edin Džeko brings down a long ball excellently before outmuscling Toby Alderweireld as he breaks into the area. However, the No1 rushes from goal to block with his legs.
  • 70
    Hart (Man. City) makes a save.
    The goalkeeper keeps his side in the game, as Tobias Sana is sent clean through. However, the Hart flies out from goal, blocking the shot brilliantly.
  • 70
    Sana (Ajax) has an effort on goal.
  • 70
    Richards (Man. City) makes a save.
  • 70
    Babel (Ajax) has an effort on goal.
  • Goal
    68
    Eriksen (Ajax) scores!
    The hosts are two ahead. Lasse Schøne steals the ball from Gareth Barry 30 metres from goal, allowing the Danish midfielder to drift forward to the edge of the area, before a drilled left-footed shot deflects off Gaël Clichy and past Joe Hart.
  • 66
    Milner (Man. City) misses the target.
    The midfielder gets across Daley Blind at the back post, as Aleksandar Kolarov's cross from the left curls in, but the header is just over the bar.
  • Substitution
    63
    Kolarov (in) - Lescott (out) (Man. City)
    Roberto Mancini rings the changes, bringing on an attacking full-back for a central defender. City, it appears, are changing to a three-man defence, made up of Micah Richards, Vincent Kompany and Gaël Clichy.
  • 61
    Džeko (Man. City) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Vermeer (Ajax).
  • 59
    Nasri (Man. City) delivers the corner.
  • Goal
    57
    Moisander (Ajax) scores!
    The outswinging corner from the right allows the central defender to beat Joleon Lescott to the ball at the front post, and his flicked header sneaks into the far post with Joe Hart helpless.
  • 57
    Eriksen (Ajax) delivers the corner.
  • 54
    Milner (Man. City) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on S. De Jong (Ajax).
  • 53
    Nasri (Man. City) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Van Rhijn (Ajax).
  • 51
    Džeko (Man. City) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 51
    Eriksen (Ajax) delivers the corner.
  • 50
    Kompany (Man. City) makes a save.
  • 50
    Babel (Ajax) has an effort on goal.
    The forward cuts in from the left again, before driving towards goal from 25 metres, but Vincent Kompany stands his ground and deflects the ball away to safety.
  • 49
    Barry (Man. City) misses the target.
    Samir Nasri slips Edin Džeko in down the left, but the driven cross to the front post cannot be turned on target by the No18.
  • 47
    Džeko (Man. City) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 46
    Alderweireld (Ajax) makes a save.
  • 46
    Agüero (Man. City) has an effort on goal.
    City are straight on to the attack, with Sergio Agüero breaking into the area on the right. The hosts are caught out, but fortunately for them the central defender gets back and blocks crucially.
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
    A great goal got Ajax back into it at the death in the first half, but they need to go on to win if they are to keep their qualification hopes alive.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    <strong>Derek Brookman (<a class="commLink" target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/UEFAcomDerekB">@UEFAcomDerekB</a>), Amsterdam ArenA:</strong> Ajax were certainly the better team better in the opening 20 minutes and City’s goal came against the run of play. After that the English champions visibly grew in confidence, but Siem de Jong’s equaliser was just reward for his side’s battling display.
  • Goal
    45
    S. De Jong (Ajax) scores!
    Ajax are level thanks to their captain. The No10 pounces on a loose ball 30 metres from goal, spraying a pass out to the right-back Ricardo van Rhijn, who fires in a low cross which De Jong guides expertly into the corner from the edge of the area.
  • 43
    Hart (Man. City) makes a save.
    A shot does hit the target from Ajax. but it lacks venom, as Ryan Babel drifts in from the left before striking right-footed, but it is low and Joe Hart is down to it easily.
  • 43
    Babel (Ajax) has an effort on goal.
  • 41
    Schöne (Ajax) misses the target.
    Again good possession from Ajax does not allow them to break behind City, and the frustration shows from the midfielder, who tries his luck from 20 metres and directs the ball well over the bar.
  • 38
    Milner (Man. City) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on S. De Jong (Ajax).
  • 36
    Džeko (Man. City) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 36
    Nasri (Man. City) has an effort on goal.
  • 36
    Van Rhijn (Ajax) makes a save.
    The same combination that set up the goal works again, James Milner working Samir Nasri into the area on the left, but this time the full-back gets his body in the way to block the winger's shot.
  • 33
    Van Rhijn (Ajax) misses the target.
    The right-back finds acres of room on the right, cutting into the area past Gaël Clichy, before shooting left-footed from a tight angle, but the ball flies well over Joe Hart's bar.
  • 31
    Džeko (Man. City) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • Yellow Card
    29
    Blind (Ajax) is shown a yellow card.
  • 29
    Blind (Ajax) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Džeko (Man. City).
  • 29
    Vermeer (Ajax) makes a save.
    Daley Blind is caught out of position, allowing Micah Richards to burst forward into the right of the home area. The right-back drills toward the far corner, but the keeper stays strong, parrying the ball away to his right.
  • 29
    Richards (Man. City) has an effort on goal.
  • 24
    Nasri (Man. City) delivers the corner.
  • 23
    Alderweireld (Ajax) makes a save.
  • 23
    Agüero (Man. City) has an effort on goal.
    Immediately City are back on the front foot, the Argentinian breaking into the left side of the area, but Toby Alderweireld's tackle blocks the goal-bound shot.
  • Goal
    22
    Nasri (Man. City) scores!
    With their first opening City go ahead. Micah Richards breaks down the right, finding James Milner centrally, who roles the Frenchman into the left side of the area and he strokes a side-footed finish past Kenneth Vermeer.
  • 21
    Eriksen (Ajax) misses the target.
    The midfielder goes close again. Recieving the 25 metres from goal, a delightful feint takes his away from Gareth Barry but the low shot is just wide.
  • 20
    S. De Jong (Ajax) misses the target.
    More very neat passing from the home side, allows Ricardo van Rhijn to float in an angled cross from the right. The captain ghosts into the area but cannot quite get enough on he header to direct the ball on target.
  • 19
    Clichy (Man. City) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Sana (Ajax).
  • 9
    Eriksen (Ajax) misses the target.
    A great move by Ajax ends as the Dane drills the ball just wide of Joe Hart's top corner. Daley Blind's cross from the left is chested down expertly by Lasse Schøne to Eriksen, but the right-footed effort cannot find the net from 20 metres.
  • 7
    Džeko (Man. City) misses the target.
    The Bosnian is first to have a crack for City, finding space 25 metres from goal. But the low effort lacks power and direction and Kenneth Vermeer happily watches it go wide of the left-hand post.
  • 5
    S. De Jong (Ajax) misses the target.
    The first effort of the game floats over Joe Hart's bar, but it was promising from the hosts. The No10 played a one-two with Ryan Babel on the edge of the area, but cannot direct his right-footed effort on target.
  • 2
    Sana (Ajax) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Džeko (Man. City).
  • 2
    Eriksen (Ajax) delivers the corner.
    The corner from the left is dangerous, swinging in towards the near post, but Gareth Barry is on hand to head clear.
  • 1
    Y. Touré (Man. City) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Schöne (Ajax).
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.
    Norwegian referee Svein Oddvar Moen's whistle kicks the game off. Ajax are first with the ball, a win is a necessity for them.

Legend:

  • Goals
    Goals
  • Own goal
    Own goal
  • Converted penalty
    Converted penalty
  • Missed penalty
    Missed penalty
  • Red card
    Red card
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card
  • Second yellow card
    Second yellow card
  • Substitution
    Substitution
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