AFC Ajax moved above Celtic FC into third place in Group H after a solitary Lasse Schöne goal gave them all three points in Amsterdam.
If the matchday four encounter needed a spark after a largely uneventful first half, it got it six minutes from the restart as Denmark midfielder Schöne kept his head when one-on-one with Celtic No1 Fraser Forster. Chances followed at both ends as the game finally opened up, but ultimately Schöne's strike was enough to prolong Celtic's miserable away record in the UEFA Champions League and hoist Ajax back into contention for second spot.
I have said before that if you play like this in big parts of a match, and you analyse it, usually the best team wins and today the best team won.
Frank de Boer, Ajax coach
Particularly in the offensive area we were invisible. In the second half it was better, I wanted much more from the players and I got more.
Neil Lennon, Celtic manager
|22||Cillessen (GK)||1||Forster (GK)|
|10||S. de Jong (C)||5||van Dijk|
|1||Vermeer (GK)||24||Załuska (GK)|
|6||Van Der Hoorn|
|Frank De Boer (NED)||Neil Lennon (NIR)|
|Deniz Aytekin (GER)|
|D||Man. City||CSKA Moskva|
|A||Real Sociedad||Man. United|