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UEFA Champions League: AFC Ajax - APOEL FC Match press kits

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AFC AjaxAFC Ajax (First leg: 0-0) Johan Cruijff ArenA - AmsterdamWednesday 28 August 2019
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Play-off, Second leg
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
20/08/2019POAPOEL FC - AFC Ajax0-0Nicosia
UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
10/12/2014GSAFC Ajax - APOEL FC4-0
AmsterdamSchöne 45+1 (P), 50, Klaassen 53, Milik 74
30/09/2014GSAPOEL FC - AFC Ajax1-1NicosiaManduca 31 (P); Andersen 28
HomeAwayFinalTotal
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
AFC Ajax110020200000312051
APOEL FC202010010000302115

AFC Ajax - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
27/09/2001R1Apollon Limassol FC - AFC Ajax0-3
agg: 0-5
NicosiaVan der Vaart 34, Ibrahimović 67, Wamberto 79
20/09/2001R1AFC Ajax - Apollon Limassol FC2-0
AmsterdamIbrahimović 4, Machlas 59
European Champions Clubs' Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
07/11/1979R2AC Omonia - AFC Ajax4-0
agg: 4-10
NicosiaGeorgiou 10, Demetriou 15, Kaiafas 38, 55
24/10/1979R2AFC Ajax - AC Omonia10-0
AmsterdamLerby 4, 28, 44, 72, 74, Krol 55 (P), Arnesen 59, Blanker 66, 81, 87

APOEL FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

APOEL FC have not played against a club from their opponents' country

HomeAwayFinalTotal
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
AFC Ajax3300412100007421205
APOEL FC202010010000302115

Last updated 21/08/2019 10:28CET

Match background Only this chapter

Last season's UEFA Champions League semi-finalists Ajax held out for a draw at APOEL and must now finish the job in Amsterdam as they look to earn a group return.

• Ajax lost Noussair Mazraoui to a second yellow card ten minutes from time in the first leg but managed to hold on for a goalless draw, Andrija Pavlović hitting the crossbar for an APOEL side who are bidding to come through qualifying to reach the competition proper for the fifth time.

• Both teams survived tense ties in the third qualifying round to reach the play-offs, a round where both APOEL and Ajax have suffered disappointment in recent years.

Highlights: APOEL 0-0 Ajax

Previous meetings
• This is the teams' fourth match, after they were paired together in the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League group stage. Following a 1-1 draw in Nicosia in which Lucas Andersen's 28th-minute opener for Ajax was cancelled out by a Gustavo Manduca penalty three minutes later, the Dutch club were 4-0 winners in the Netherlands on matchday six, Lasse Schöne scoring twice and Davy Klaassen and Arkadiusz Milik once each.

• That matchday six success meant Ajax finished third in Group F with five points, four more than APOEL, and went on to the UEFA Europa League, where they were eliminated in the round of 16.

• Joël Veltman played 90 minutes in both those matches for Ajax, while Giorgos Efrem featured in both for APOEL, with Tomás De Vincenti coming on as a substitute in Cyprus and Stathis Aloneftis doing likewise in Amsterdam.

Watch Ajax strike from 2014 APOEL win

Form guide
Ajax
• Ajax went all the way from the UEFA Champions League second qualifying round to the semi-finals in 2018/19, losing on away goals to Tottenham in the last four after conceding six minutes into added time to go down 3-2 at home and bow out after a 3-3 aggregate draw.

• Erik ten Hag's team lost only two of their 18 European matches in 2018/19 (W10 D6), when they became the first side in European Cup history to reach the semi-finals having come through three qualifying rounds and the first Dutch club to get to the UEFA Champions League last four since PSV Eindhoven in 2004/05.

• Ajax's record in UEFA Champions League play-offs is W2 L1 – both victories coming against Dynamo Kyiv, in 2010/11 (1-1 a, 2-1 h) and last season (3-1 h, 0-0 a). They lost at this stage to Rostov in 2016/17 (1-1 h, 1-4 a).

• Champions of the Netherlands for the 34th time in 2018/19 – their first league title since 2014 – Ajax also lifted the Dutch Cup to claim their eighth domestic double, and a first since 2002.

• They kicked off this season's UEFA Champions League in the third qualifying round, seeing off Greek side PAOK 5-4 on aggregate after a 2-2 away draw and a 3-2 home win secured by an 85th-minute Dušan Tadić penalty. The second-leg victory in Amsterdam ended a run of four home European matches without a win (D2 L2).

• The first leg of this tie ended Ajax's run of scoring in 14 successive European matches. The last time they failed to score was also in a goalless draw in the away leg of last season's UEFA Champions League play-off, against Dynamo Kyiv; they have found the net in each of their last ten home European fixtures.

• The Amsterdammers have now won four of their seven matches against Cypriot clubs (D2 L1), including all three in Amsterdam where they have scored 16 goals and conceded none.

• The PAOK tie in this season's third qualifying round was the 22nd in UEFA competition in which Ajax drew the away first leg; they have won 18 of those – though lost two of the last five. When the first away leg has ended scoreless, Ajax's aggregate record is W6 L1, the victories including two in their 1994/95 UEFA Champions League triumph – against Hajduk Split (3-0 h) and Bayern München (5-0 h) – and their record UEFA win, 14-0 against Red Boys Differdange in the 1984/85 UEFA Cup first round.

• Ajax's record in six UEFA penalty shoot-outs is W1 L5:
3-5 v Levski Sofia, 1975/76 UEFA Cup third round
0-3 v Juventus, 1977/78 European Champion Clubs' Cup quarter-final
2-4 v Bohemians Praha, 1984/85 UEFA Cup second round
4-3 v Grêmio, 1995 European/South American Cup
2-4 v Juventus, 1995/96 UEFA Champions League final
2-4 v Steaua Bucureşti, 2012/13 UEFA Europa League round of 32

Watch the 2018/19 Goal of the Season

APOEL
• Champions of Cyprus for a record 28th time in 2018/19 – their seventh successive league title – APOEL are bidding to reach the group stage for the fifth time, and the second in three years.

• APOEL's best UEFA Champions League campaign came in 2011/12, when they topped their group and reached the quarter-finals before losing to Real Madrid. On their three other group appearances – in 2009/10, 2014/15 and 2017/18 – they finished fourth in their section.

• Last season they lost to Sūduva in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League; they went on to reach the UEFA Europa League play-offs before losing to Astana of Kazakhstan on penalties. It was the first time APOEL had failed to reach either the UEFA Champions League or UEFA Europa League group stage since 2012/13.

• This season, APOEL overcame Montenegro's Sutjeska 4-0 on aggregate in the second qualifying round (1-0 a, 3-0 h) before a 3-2 comeback victory against Qarabağ of Azerbaijan in the third qualifying round; they parted company with title-winning coach Paolo Tramezzani after a 2-1 home first-leg defeat and appointed in his place Thomas Doll, who steered them to the 2-0 away victory in his first game in charge.

• APOEL have therefore won both away matches in this season's UEFA Champions League, after a run of nine European away games without a victory (D3 L6).

• APOEL's record in UEFA Champions League play-off ties is W4 L2, although they have lost two of their last three. Most recently, they overcame Slavia Praha 2-0 on aggregate at this stage in 2017/18 (2-0 h, 0-0 a).

• Their three meetings with Ajax are APOEL's only previous contests against a Dutch club.

• APOEL have won only three of their 12 UEFA ties in which they were held at home in the first leg, although that does include three of the last four, the most recent against Vardar in the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League second qualifying round (0-0 h, 1-1 a). That is one of four previous occasions in which APOEL have drawn 0-0 at home in the first game; their aggregate record is W2 L2 with wins in the two most recent.

• APOEL's record in two UEFA penalty shoot-outs is W1 L1:
4-3 v Lyon, 2011/12 UEFA Champions League round of 16
1-2 v Astana, 2018/19 UEFA Europa League play-off

Top ten goals of the 2018/19 Europa League

Links and trivia
• Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored twice at the GSP Stadium in Schalke's 3-0 UEFA Europa League group win at APOEL in September 2015. Dutchman Boy Waterman was in goal for the home side, who had De Vicenti sent off late on.

• Waterman came through the Ajax youth system, although he never played for the first team. He represented Heerenveen (2001–07), AZ Alkmaar (2007–08), Den Haag (2008–10), De Graafschap (2010/11) and PSV Eindhoven (2012/13) in the Netherlands.

• APOEL's Reza Ghoochannejhad, who has joint Iranian and Dutch nationality, played for Heerenveen (2005–09, 2016–18), Go Ahead Eagles (2006/07, 2009/10), Emmen (2009) and Cambuur (2010/11) in the Netherlands.

• Have also played in the Netherlands:
Uroš Matić (NAC Breda 2014–16)
André Vidigal (Fortuna Sittard 2017–19)

• Have played together:
Siem de Jong & Reza Ghoochannejhad (Sydney FC 2019)
Perr Schuurs & André Vidigal (Fortuna Sittard 2017/18)

• Ajax technical director Edwin van der Sar was in the Netherlands side that beat Cyprus 4-0 in Nicosia in a FIFA World Cup qualifier in October 2000; Demetris Ioannou, father of current APOEL defender Nicholas, was in the home line-up.

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Squad list Only this chapter

AFC Ajax - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
UCLQUCLLeagueUCLUEFA
No.PlayerNat.DoBAgeDPldGlsPldGlsPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
1Bruno VarelaPOR04/11/199424 - ------2-2-
24André OnanaCMR02/04/199623 - 3---3-12-39-
33Dominik KotarskiCRO10/02/200019 - ----------
35Kjell ScherpenNED23/01/200019 - ----------
52Issam El MaachNED01/02/200019 - ----------
Defenders
2Perr SchuursNED26/11/199919 - 1---2---1-
3Joël VeltmanNED15/01/199227 - 3---2-13-47-
5Kik PierieNED20/07/200019 - ----------
12Noussair MazraouiMAR14/11/199721S3---2-112202
16Lisandro MagallánARG27/09/199325 - ------2-2-
17Daley BlindNED09/03/199029 - 3---3-381741
21Lisandro MartinezARG28/01/199821*3---3---3-
28Sergino DestUSA03/11/200018 - 2---2---2-
31Nicolás TagliaficoARG31/08/199226 - 31--3-103184
45Boy KemperNED21/06/199920 - ----------
46Jasper Ter HeideNED29/03/199920 - ----------
Midfielders
4Edson AlvarezMEX24/10/199721 - ----1-----
6Donny van de BeekNED18/04/199722 - 3---32123387
8Carel EitingNED11/02/199821 - ------1-5-
15Siem de JongNED28/01/198930 - ------224476
18Răzvan MarinROU23/05/199623 - 3---3---13-
19Zakaria LabyadMAR09/03/199326 - ------1-287
22Hakim ZiyechMAR19/03/199326 - 31--32113418
26Jurgen EkkelenkampNED05/04/200019 - ------1-1-
27Noa LangNED17/06/199920 - ----------
29Ryan GravenberchNED16/05/200217 - ----------
30Dani de WitNED28/01/199821 - 1-----2-5-
41Jurriën TimberNED17/06/200118 - ----------
42Quinten TimberNED17/06/200118 - ----------
43Victor JensenDEN08/02/200019 - ----------
49Kenneth TaylorNED16/05/200217 - ----------
Forwards
7David NeresBRA03/03/199722 - 3---31112253
9Klaas Jan HuntelaarNED12/08/198336 - 31--23351410155
10Dušan TadićSRB20/11/198830 - 32--331264916
11Quincy PromesNED04/01/199227 - ----3-52224
23Lassina TraoréBFA12/01/200118 - ----------
25Kasper DolbergDEN06/10/199721 - 1---1-9-317
32Hassane BandéBFA30/09/199820 - ----------
39Brian BrobbeyNED01/02/200217 - ----------
Coach
-Erik Ten HagNED02/02/197049 - 3-----12-27-
APOEL FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
UCLQUCLLeagueUCLUEFA
No.PlayerNat.DoBAgeDPldGlsPldGlsPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
12Dimitrios PriniotakiCYP11/03/199920 - ----------
27Vid BelecSVN06/06/199029 - 5-------8-
99Boy WatermanNED24/01/198435 - ------3-72-
Defenders
13Kevin LafranceFRA13/01/199029 - 2-------83
23JoãozinhoPOR02/07/198930 - 1-------8-
30Giorgos MerkisCYP30/07/198435 - 41----2-372
34Loukas KalogirouCYP21/02/200217 - ----------
44Nicholas IoannouCYP10/11/199523 - 5-----1-17-
91Dragan MihajlovicSUI22/08/199128 - 5-------11-
Midfielders
-Uroš MatićSRB23/05/199029 - 1-------15-
6Savvas GentsoglouGRE19/09/199028S5-------32-
7George EfremCYP05/07/198930 - ------6-536
8Lucas SouzaPOR04/07/199029 - 3-------113
10Tomás De VincentiITA09/02/198930*42----5-299
14Urosh MatichSRB23/05/199029 - 41------41
33Antreas MakrisCYP27/11/199523 - ------1-1-
35Paris PolikarpouCYP23/09/200018 - ----------
46Stathis AloneftisCYP29/03/198336 - ------11-595
95AlefBRA28/01/199524 - 2-----4-18-
Forwards
9Linus HalleniusSWE01/04/198930 - 4-------4-
11Musa SuleimanJOR10/06/199722 - 5-------13-
17Antonio JakolišCRO28/02/199227 - 5-------281
20Andrija PavlovićSRB16/11/199325 - 53----4-409
22Minas AntoniouCYP22/02/199425 - ------1-1-
71Andre VidigalPOR17/08/199821 - 2-------2-
89Roman BezjakSVN21/02/198930 - 3-----4-3510
Coach
-Thomas DollGER09/04/196653 - 2-----6-44-

Last updated 28/08/2019 10:18CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeFelix Zwayer (GER)
  • Assistant refereesThorsten Schiffner (GER) , Marco Achmüller (GER)
  • Video Assistant RefereeSascha Stegemann (GER)
  • Fourth officialTobias Welz (GER)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeChristian Dingert (GER)
  • UEFA DelegateAnton Fagan (SCO)
  • UEFA Referee observerLucilio Batista (POR)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Felix Zwayer19/05/19811956

UEFA Champions League matches involving teams from the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
07/08/2013UCL3QRSV Zulte WaregemPSV Eindhoven0-3Brussels
06/08/2014UCL3QRBeşiktaş JKFeyenoord3-1Istanbul
21/08/2018UCLPOFC BATE BorisovPSV Eindhoven2-3Borisov
11/12/2018UCLGSFC Internazionale MilanoPSV Eindhoven1-1Milan

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
30/05/2012U19ELITENetherlandsFrance0-6Prague
09/08/2012UEL3QRFC Rapid Bucureştisc Heerenveen1-0Bucharest
07/08/2013UCL3QRSV Zulte WaregemPSV Eindhoven0-3Brussels
06/08/2014UCL3QRBeşiktaş JKFeyenoord3-1Istanbul
26/11/2015UELGSCeltic FCAFC Ajax1-2Glasgow
25/03/2016FRIE.GS-FTNetherlandsFrance2-3Amsterdam
06/09/2016WCQRCyprusBelgium0-3Nicosia
21/08/2018UCLPOFC BATE BorisovPSV Eindhoven2-3Borisov
11/12/2018UCLGSFC Internazionale MilanoPSV Eindhoven1-1Milan

Last updated 26/08/2019 11:11CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

AFC AjaxFixtures and results
DateCompetitionOpponentResultGoalscorers
03/08/2019LeagueVitesse (A)D 2-2Van de Beek 30, Tadić 75
06/08/2019UCLPAOK FC (A)D 2-2Ziyech 10, Huntelaar 57
10/08/2019LeagueEmmen (H)W 5-0Van de Beek 27, Ziyech 47, Tadić 66, Huntelaar 80, 88
13/08/2019UCLPAOK FC (H)W 3-2Tadić 43 (P), 85 (P), Tagliafico 79
17/08/2019LeagueVVV-Venlo (A)W 4-1Ziyech 44, Tadić 49 (P), Huntelaar 66, Neres 76
20/08/2019UCLAPOEL FC (A)D 0-0
28/08/2019UCLAPOEL FC (H)
01/09/2019LeagueSparta Rotterdam (A)
14/09/2019Leaguesc Heerenveen (H)
22/09/2019LeaguePSV Eindhoven (A)
25/09/2019LeagueSC Fortuna Sittard (H)
28/09/2019LeagueFC Groningen (H)
06/10/2019LeagueADO Den Haag (A)
19/10/2019LeagueRKC Waalwijk (A)
27/10/2019LeagueFeyenoord (H)
02/11/2019LeaguePEC Zwolle (A)
10/11/2019LeagueFC Utrecht (H)
23/11/2019LeagueHeracles Almelo (H)
01/12/2019LeagueFC Twente (A)
07/12/2019LeagueWillem II (H)
15/12/2019LeagueAZ Alkmaar (A)
22/12/2019LeagueADO Den Haag (H)
19/01/2020LeagueSparta Rotterdam (H)
26/01/2020LeagueFC Groningen (A)
02/02/2020LeaguePSV Eindhoven (H)
09/02/2020LeagueFC Utrecht (A)
16/02/2020LeagueRKC Waalwijk (H)
23/02/2020LeagueHeracles Almelo (A)
01/03/2020LeagueAZ Alkmaar (H)
07/03/2020Leaguesc Heerenveen (A)
14/03/2020LeagueFC Twente (H)
22/03/2020LeagueFeyenoord (A)
05/04/2020LeaguePEC Zwolle (H)
12/04/2020LeagueEmmen (A)
23/04/2020LeagueVitesse (H)
26/04/2020LeagueWillem II (A)
03/05/2020LeagueVVV-Venlo (H)
10/05/2020LeagueSC Fortuna Sittard (A)
Pos.ClubsPWDLGFGAPts
1Willem II4301869
2Vitesse4220838
3Sparta Rotterdam42201068
4AFC Ajax32101137
5AZ Alkmaar3210607
6PSV Eindhoven3210627
7FC Utrecht4211967
8FC Twente4130756
9VVV-Venlo42027106
10sc Heerenveen4121535
11FC Groningen3111234
12Feyenoord3030443
13ADO Den Haag4103793
14Emmen4103383
15Heracles Almelo4022282
16SC Fortuna Sittard3012381
17PEC Zwolle40134111
18RKC Waalwijk40134111
APOEL FCFixtures and results
DateCompetitionOpponentResultGoalscorers
23/07/2019UCLFK Sutjeska (A)W 1-0De Vincenti 42 (P)
30/07/2019UCLFK Sutjeska (H)W 3-0Pavlović 13, 25, 66
06/08/2019UCLQarabağ FK (H)L 1-2Merkis 90+5
13/08/2019UCLQarabağ FK (A)W 2-0De Vincenti 34 (P), Matich 68
20/08/2019UCLAFC Ajax (H)D 0-0
28/08/2019UCLAFC Ajax (A)
14/09/2019LeagueAEL Limassol FC (H)
21/09/2019LeagueEnosis Neon Paralimni FC (A)
05/10/2019LeagueAnorthosis Famagusta FC (H)
19/10/2019LeagueDoxa Katokopia FC (H)
26/10/2019LeagueNea Salamis Famagusta FC (A)
02/11/2019LeagueAEK Larnaca FC (H)
09/11/2019LeagueApollon Limassol FC (A)
23/11/2019LeaguePafos FC (H)
30/11/2019LeagueAC Omonia (A)
07/12/2019LeagueOlympiakos Nicosia FC (A)
14/12/2019LeagueEthnikos Achnas FC (H)
21/12/2019LeagueAEL Limassol FC (A)
04/01/2020LeagueEnosis Neon Paralimni FC (H)
11/01/2020LeagueAnorthosis Famagusta FC (A)
18/01/2020LeagueDoxa Katokopia FC (A)
25/01/2020LeagueNea Salamis Famagusta FC (H)
01/02/2020LeagueAEK Larnaca FC (A)
08/02/2020LeagueApollon Limassol FC (H)
15/02/2020LeaguePafos FC (A)
22/02/2020LeagueAC Omonia (H)
Pos.ClubsPWDLGFGAPts
1AC Omonia1100203
2Ethnikos Achnas FC1100433
3Pafos FC1100213
4AEL Limassol FC1010001
5Anorthosis Famagusta FC1010001
6AEK Larnaca FC0000000
7APOEL FC0000000
8Apollon Limassol FC0000000
9Olympiakos Nicosia FC0000000
10Enosis Neon Paralimni FC1001340
11Nea Salamis Famagusta FC1001120
12Doxa Katokopia FC1001020

Last updated 26/08/2019 21:09CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

AFC Ajax

  • UEFA Champions League - Third qualifying round
    (06/08/2019)
    PAOK FC 2-2 AFC Ajax
    0-1 Ziyech 10, 1-1 Akpom 32, 2-1 Léo Matos 39, 2-2 Huntelaar 57
    Onana, Schuurs, Veltman, Van de Beek, Tadić, Mazraoui (82 Marin), Blind, Martinez, Ziyech (82 Neres), Dolberg (32 Huntelaar), Tagliafico
  • (13/08/2019)
    AFC Ajax 3-2 PAOK FC (agg: 5-4)
    0-1 Biseswar 23, 1-1 Tadić 43 (P) , 2-1 Tagliafico 79, 3-1 Tadić 85 (P) , 3-2 Biseswar 90+4
    Onana, Veltman, Van de Beek (89 D. De Wit), Neres (78 Huntelaar), Tadić, Mazraoui, Blind, Marin (46 Dest), Martinez, Ziyech, Tagliafico
  • Play-off
    (20/08/2019)
    APOEL FC 0-0 AFC Ajax
    Onana, Veltman, Van de Beek, Neres (72 Huntelaar), Tadić, Mazraoui, Blind, Marin (62 Dest), Martinez, Ziyech, Tagliafico
  • (28/08/2019)
    AFC Ajax-APOEL FC

APOEL FC

  • UEFA Champions League - Second qualifying round
    (23/07/2019)
    FK Sutjeska 0-1 APOEL FC
    0-1 De Vincenti 42 (P)
    Belec, Gentsoglou, Souza, Hallenius (60 Pavlović), De Vincenti (94 Matich), Suleiman, Lafrance, Vouros, N. Ioannou, Jakoliš (59 Savić), Mihajlovic
  • (30/07/2019)
    APOEL FC 3-0 FK Sutjeska (agg: 4-0)
    1-0 Pavlović 13, 2-0 Pavlović 25, 3-0 Pavlović 66
    Belec, Gentsoglou (78 Alef), De Vincenti, Suleiman, Matich, Pavlović (71 Bezjak), Vouros, N. Ioannou, Jakoliš, Savić (76 Merkis), Mihajlovic
  • Third qualifying round
    (06/08/2019)
    APOEL FC 1-2 Qarabağ FK
    0-1 Emreli 54, 0-2 Gueye 69, 1-2 Merkis 90+5
    Belec, Gentsoglou (86 Hallenius), De Vincenti, Suleiman, Matich (65 Alef), Pavlović, Vouros, Merkis, N. Ioannou, Jakoliš (64 Vidigal), Mihajlovic
  • (13/08/2019)
    Qarabağ FK 0-2 APOEL FC (agg: 2-3)
    0-1 De Vincenti 34 (P) , 0-2 Matich 68
    Belec, Gentsoglou, De Vincenti (61 Hallenius), Suleiman, Lafrance, Matich, Pavlović (73 Souza), Merkis, N. Ioannou, Bezjak (82 Jakoliš), Mihajlovic
  • Play-off
    (20/08/2019)
    APOEL FC 0-0 AFC Ajax
    Belec, Gentsoglou, Souza, Suleiman, Matić, Pavlović (68 Hallenius), Joãozinho (82 Vidigal), Merkis, N. Ioannou, Bezjak (68 Jakoliš), Mihajlovic
  • (28/08/2019)
    AFC Ajax-APOEL FC

Last updated 21/08/2019 10:28CET

Team facts Only this chapter

AFC Ajax
Formed: 1900
Nickname: Godenzonen (Sons of the Gods)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Cup/UEFA Champions League (4): (1969), 1971, 1972, 1973, 1995, (1996)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1): 1987, (1988)
• UEFA Cup (1): 1992, (2017)
• UEFA Super Cup (2): 1973, (1987), 1995
• European/South American Cup (2): 1972, 1995

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 34 (2019)
Dutch Cup: 19 (2019)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
2018/19:
semi-finals
2017/18: UEFA Europa League play-offs (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
2016/17:
UEFA Europa League runners-up (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
2015/16:
UEFA Europa League group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
2014/15:
UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2013/14: UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2012/13: 
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2011/12:
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2010/11:
UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2009/10:
UEFA Europa League round of 32

Records
UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
14-0: Ajax v Red Boys Differdange
03/10/84, UEFA Cup first round second leg

• Biggest away win
1-8: HJK Helsinki v Ajax
19/09/79, European Champion Clubs' Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4: Ajax v Real Madrid
23/11/10, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: Bayern München v Ajax
22/10/80, European Champion Clubs' Cup second round first leg
4-0 on four occasions, most recently v Barcelona
18/09/13, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
4-0 twice, most recently v Dinamo Zagreb
02/11/11, group stage

• Biggest away win
1-5: Ferencváros v Ajax
27/09/95, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4: Ajax v Real Madrid (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0 twice, most recently v Barcelona (see above)

https://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid=877278.html#club+facts+ajax

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APOEL FC
Formed: 1926
Nickname: Thrylos (The Legend)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• None

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 28 (2019)
Cypriot Cup: 21 (2015)

Ten-year record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
2018/19: UEFA Europa League play-offs (having transferred from UEFA Champions League first qualifying round)
2017/18:
group stage
2016/17:
UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
2015/16:
UEFA Europa League group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
2014/15: group stage
2013/14:
UEFA Europa League group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
2012/13: UEFA Europa League play-offs
2011/12:
quarter-finals
2010/11:
UEFA Europa League play-offs
2009/10:
group stage

Records
UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
6-0: twice, most recently v HB Tórshavn
28/08/97, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup qualifying round second leg

• Biggest away win
1-5: B71 Sandur v APOEL
17/07/96, UEFA Cup preliminary round first leg
0-4: Murata v APOEL
27/07/06, UEFA Cup first qualifying round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-6: APOEL v Real Madrid
21/11/17, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
16-1: Sporting CP v APOEL
13/11/63, European Cup Winners' Cup first round first leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
2-1: twice, most recently v Porto
01/11/11, group stage
1-0: APOEL v Lyon
07/03/12, round of 16 second leg

• Biggest away win
N/A

• Heaviest home defeat
0-6: APOEL v Real Madrid (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0: Ajax v APOEL
10/12/14, group stage

https://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid=869873.html#club+facts+apoel

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Legend

ALL-TIME STATISTICS
The all-time record of the competing clubs in UEFA club competition.

UEFA club competition: These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records in UEFA club competition defined as European Champion Clubs' Cup, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Cup Winner's Cup UEFA Super Cup, UEFA Intertoto Cup and European/South American Cup. Matches in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and the 1972 Super Cup are not included as they were not held under UEFA auspices, while the FIFA Club World Cup is excluded.

Match officials

UCL: Total matches officiated in the UEFA Champions League from 1992/93 season, group stage to final only. Matches where the official has acted as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records.

UEFA: Total matches officiated in UEFA club competition including all qualifying round matches. Matches where the official has acted as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records.

Competitions

Club competitions
  • UCL: UEFA Champions League
  • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
  • UEL: UEFA Europa League
  • UCUP: UEFA Cup
  • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
  • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
  • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
National team competitions
  • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
  • WC: FIFA World Cup
  • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
  • FRIE: Friendly internationals
  • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
  • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
  • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
  • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
  • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
  • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
  • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
  • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

Competition stages

  • F: Final
  • GS: Group stage
  • GS1: First group stage
  • GS2: Second group stage
  • 3QR: Third qualifying round
  • R1: First round
  • R2: Second round
  • R3: Third round
  • R4: Fourth round
  • PR: Preliminary round
  • SF: Semi-finals
  • QF: Quarter-finals
  • R16: round of 16
  • QR: Qualifying round
  • R32: Round of 32
  • 1QR: First qualifying round
  • 1st: first leg
  • 2QR: Second qualifying round
  • 2nd: second leg
  • FT: Final tournament
  • PO: Play-off
  • ELITE: Elite round
  • Rep: Replay
  • 3rdPO: Third-place play-off
  • PO - FT: Play-off for Final Tournament
  • GS-FT: Group stage – final tournament

Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
  • f: Match forfeited

Statistics

  • -: Denotes player substituted
  • +: Denotes player introduced
  • *: Denotes player sent off
  • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

Squad list

  • D: Disciplinary
  • *: Misses next match if booked
  • S: Suspended
  • UCLQ: Current season total UEFA Champions League appearances in the qualifying rounds and play-offs only
  • UCL: Current season total UEFA Champions League appearances from group stage onwards prior to current matchday
  • UCL: Total appearances in the UEFA Champions League from 1992/93 season, group stage to final only
  • UEFA: All-time total appearances in UEFA club competition including qualifying
  • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on UEFA.com.