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Group stage - Group H

Ajax - Celtic
1-0
 

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Ajax leapfrog Celtic with first Group H win

Published: Wednesday 6 November 2013, 23.00CET
Ajax leapfrog Celtic with first Group H win 
Klaassen delight as Ajax win renews hope ©AFP/Getty Images

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.

Match in 5

  • Schöne's brilliant team goal proves the difference
  • Celtic goalkeeper Forster impresses throughout
  • Denswil heads late corner against a post
  • Ajax leapfrog Scottish side into third in Group H
  • Dutch champions host Barcelona next, Celtic play Milan

Reaction

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

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

Neil Lennon, Celtic manager

 

Player rater

Forster

Top Player

Celtic 

Lineups

ajax

Ajax

celtic

Celtic

22Cillessen (GK)1Forster (GK)
2Van Rhijn3Izaguirre
Yellow Card43
9Sigthórsson
Substitution90
4Ambrose
10S. de Jong (C)5van Dijk
12Veltman9Samaras (C)
Yellow Card19
15Boilesen10Stokes
Substitution73
17Blind15Commons
Substitution81
18Klaassen
Yellow Card41
Substitution83
21Mulgrew
20Schöne
Goal51
23Lustig
24Denswil
Yellow Card68
33Kayal
Substitution77
25Serero
Substitution72
49Forrest

Substitutes

1Vermeer (GK)24Załuska (GK)
4Moisander11Boerrigter
Substitution73
5C. Poulsen
Substitution83
16Ledley
Substitution77
6Van Der Hoorn
Substitution90
17Baldé
7Fischer
Substitution72
18Rogic
16Andersen20Pukki
Substitution81
23Hoesen41Fisher

Coaches

Frank De Boer (NED) Neil Lennon (NIR)

Referee

Deniz Aytekin (GER)

Standings

Last updated: 07/11/2013 09:47 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
 

Match statistics

Ajax
Celtic

1

Goals scored

0

56

Possession (%)

44

15

Total attempts

8

11

on target

3

4

off target

5

4

blocked

1

1

against woodwork

0

6

Corners

3

2

Offsides

3

2

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

16

Fouls committed

15

14

Fouls suffered

15

631

Passes

463

471

completed

320

photos

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    The referee calls time on the match and it is a huge win for Ajax. The game itself was short of quality, but was won by a moment of brilliance from Ajax that saw a number of players combine to put Lasse Schöne through and he finished calmly. Celtic did not create much in the way of chances, but Beram Kayal might feel he should have done better with his effort from the edge of the area.
  • Substitution
    90
    Van Der Hoorn (in) - Sigthórsson (out) (Ajax)
  • Substitution
    83
    C. Poulsen (in) - Klaassen (out) (Ajax)
  • Substitution
    81
    Pukki (in) - Commons (out) (Celtic)
  • Substitution
    77
    Ledley (in) - Kayal (out) (Celtic)

See also

  • Ajax

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Barcelona, 26 November 2013, 2-1
  • Celtic

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Milan, 26 November 2013, 0-3
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