Stadio Giuseppe Meazza - Milan 11/12/2013 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Group stage - Group H

Milan - Ajax
0-0
 

Milan - Ajax 0-0 - 11/12/2013 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2014

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Ten-man Milan hold Ajax to edge into last 16

Published: Wednesday 11 December 2013, 23.00CET
Ten-man Milan hold Ajax to edge into last 16 
Balotelli lauds Milan 'character' ©AFP/Getty Images

Despite playing with ten men for almost 70 minutes, AC Milan held off an AFC Ajax onslaught to secure the point that clinched second place in Group H and a berth in the UEFA Champions League round of 16.

The visitors created several opportunities to score before and after Riccardo Montolivo's sending-off on 22 minutes, but a mix of resolute defending by Milan and poor finishing by Ajax allowed the Rossoneri to end in possession of the all-important second spot. With only a win good enough for Ajax to usurp the hosts, the result means the Dutch side's immediate European future lies in the UEFA Europa League.

 

Player rater

Balotelli

Top Player

Milan 

Lineups

milan

Milan

ajax

Ajax

32Abbiati (GK)22Cillessen (GK)
2De Sciglio
Yellow Card89
2Van Rhijn
4Muntari
Yellow Card90+5
4Moisander (C)
17Zapata5C. Poulsen
Substitution46
18Montolivo (C)
Red Card22
7Fischer
21Constant11Krkić
Substitution72
22Kaká
Substitution81
17Blind
Yellow Card63
25Bonera18Klaassen
34N. de Jong
Yellow Card83
20Schöne
45Balotelli
Yellow Card71
24Denswil
92El Shaarawy
Substitution24
25Serero
Substitution80

Substitutes

35Coppola (GK)1Vermeer (GK)
5Mexès
Substitution81
6Van Der Hoorn
Substitution80
9Matri9Sigthórsson
Substitution72
16Poli
Substitution24
16L. Andersen
23Nocerino23Hoesen
Substitution46
28Emanuelson27Ligeon
81Zaccardo34De Sa

Coaches

Massimiliano Allegri (ITA) Frank De Boer (NED)

Referee

Howard Webb (ENG)

Standings

Last updated: 12/12/2013 08:37 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
 

Match statistics

Milan
Ajax

0

Goals scored

0

36

Possession (%)

64

3

Total attempts

23

2

on target

11

1

off target

12

1

blocked

6

0

against woodwork

1

0

Corners

5

6

Offsides

2

4

Yellow cards

1

1

Red Cards

0

16

Fouls committed

17

15

Fouls suffered

14

368

Passes

709

228

completed

578

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Milan are through to the last 16. They were up against it in the second half having lost Riccardo Montolivo to a red card before the break but an inspired defensive performance, including a hard-working shift from Mario Balotelli, has guided them out of the group stage.
  • Yellow Card
    90+5
    Muntari (Milan) is shown a yellow card.
  • Yellow Card
    89
    De Sciglio (Milan) is shown a yellow card.
  • Yellow Card
    83
    N. de Jong (Milan) is shown a yellow card.
  • Substitution
    81
    Mexès (in) - Kaká (out) (Milan)
    Another defensive substitute by Massimiliano Allegri as he takes off the Brazilian man in favour of French defender Philippe Mexès.

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