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Sporting's Luis Neto, right, vies for the ball with Ajax's Sebastien Haller during a Champions League, Group C soccer match(AP)

Haller scores 4 goals as Ajax routs Sporting Lisbon in CL

AP | , Lisbon, Portugal
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2021 08:23 AM IST
Steven Berghuis also scored for the Dutch champions at the José Alvalade Stadium in Lisbon.
Liverpool's Curtis Jones, left, challenges Ajax's Nicolas Tagliafico during the Champions League group D soccer match between Liverpool and Ajax at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Super, Pool)(AP)
Liverpool's Curtis Jones, left, challenges Ajax's Nicolas Tagliafico during the Champions League group D soccer match between Liverpool and Ajax at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Super, Pool)(AP)

Champions League: Jones seals progress for depleted Liverpool with win over Ajax

LIVERPOOL | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 07:17 AM IST
The victory ensured top spot in Group D for Juergen Klopp’s side with 12 points after rivals Atalanta were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Midtjylland.
Liverpool beat Ajax.(AP Photo)
Liverpool beat Ajax.(AP Photo)

Liverpool ride luck as own goal secures win at Ajax

Amsterdam | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 01:42 PM IST
Liverpool beat Ajax Amsterdam 1-0 away with a fortunate own goal in their Champions League group-stage opener on Wednesday, riding their luck at times but still showing their title credentials.
File image of Daley Blind.(Getty Images)
File image of Daley Blind.(Getty Images)

Ajax’s Blind suffers scare as defibrillator stops during game

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 10:38 AM IST
The former Manchester United defender dropped to ground late in the game, which Ajax won 1-0 at the Johan Cruyff Arena, but was then able to walk off the pitch.
Soccer Football - Champions League - Group H - Ajax Amsterdam v Valencia - Johan Cruijff Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands - December 10, 2019 Ajax Amsterdam players pose for a team group photo before the match(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Champions League - Group H - Ajax Amsterdam v Valencia - Johan Cruijff Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands - December 10, 2019 Ajax Amsterdam players pose for a team group photo before the match(REUTERS)

AZ want Ajax’s place in Champions League group phase

Amsterdam | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2020 09:17 AM IST
When the KNVB cancelled the rest of the Dutch season, after it had been suspended in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ajax were leading AZ in the standings on goal difference.
Representational image.(File)
Representational image.(File)

No champions as Dutch league becomes first in Europe to end season

The Hague | By AFP
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2020 11:27 AM IST
No team will be declared champions after Ajax and AZ Alkmaar were left level on points at the top of the table with nine games still to play.
Ajax's Hakim Ziyech grimaces on the pitch.(AP)
Ajax's Hakim Ziyech grimaces on the pitch.(AP)

Ajax’s Hakim Ziyech to join Chelsea in 40m-euro deal

Ajax | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2020 07:27 PM IST
Ziyech joined Ajax in 2016 from fellow Eredivisie club FC Twente for a fee of 11 million euros, and has now scored 49 goals in 160 appearances for Ajax.
Ajax Amsterdam players pose for a team group photo before the match.(REUTERS)
Ajax Amsterdam players pose for a team group photo before the match.(REUTERS)

Bitter blow as Ajax’s wonder year ends in defeat

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2019 01:36 PM IST
Ajax needed only a draw in their last Group H match at home to Valencia on Tuesday but were beaten 1-0, a result that saw them finish third and dropped them into the Europa League.
Chelsea's Tammy Abraham celebrates scoring their first goal.(REUTERS)
Chelsea's Tammy Abraham celebrates scoring their first goal.(REUTERS)

Liverpool, Chelsea through to Champions League last 16 as Ajax go out

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2019 08:53 AM IST
Chelsea survived a nerve-jangling finale to their 2-1 win over Lille on Tuesday, eventually holding on to clinch a place in the Champions League knock-out stages thanks to first-half goals from Tammy Abraham and captain Cesar Azpilicueta.
Play director, Ira Khan
Play director, Ira Khan

An Indian ode to a Greek tragedy

Mumbai | By Yoshita Rao
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2019 06:07 PM IST
First time director, Ira Khan, speaks of her play Medea and the advice her father Aamir Khan has given her.
Ajax Amsterdam coach Erik ten Hag during the press conference.(REUTERS)
Ajax Amsterdam coach Erik ten Hag during the press conference.(REUTERS)

Ten Hag looking to Ajax’s Champions League future ahead of Chelsea clash

Amsterdam | By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2019 11:41 PM IST
Ajax lead Group H after winning both their opening Champions League matches 3-0, against Lille and Valencia.
File photo of Ajax.(REUTERS)
File photo of Ajax.(REUTERS)

‘Tough for Ajax to rule Europe again’

Kolkata | By Dhiman Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2019 01:24 PM IST
Ajax too could find it difficult to replicate last season’s semi-final run because they have lost key players, said Riise.
Soccer Football - Champions League - Group H - Ajax Amsterdam v Lille - Johan Cruijff Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands - September 17, 2019 Ajax's Quincy Promes celebrates scoring their first goal(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Champions League - Group H - Ajax Amsterdam v Lille - Johan Cruijff Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands - September 17, 2019 Ajax's Quincy Promes celebrates scoring their first goal(REUTERS)

Ajax open Champions League account with Lille thumping amid mass fan arrests

Amsterdam | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2019 11:02 AM IST
Goals from Quincy Promes, Edson Alvarez and Nicolas Tagliafico gave a 3-0 win to Ajax against Lille
Ajax's Joel Veltman, right, Razvan Marin, second right, and Lisandro Martinez, left, challenge APOEL's Musa Suleiman, second left, during the Champions League qualifying playoff first leg soccer match at GSP stadium in Nicosia, Cyprus, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019.(AP)
Ajax's Joel Veltman, right, Razvan Marin, second right, and Lisandro Martinez, left, challenge APOEL's Musa Suleiman, second left, during the Champions League qualifying playoff first leg soccer match at GSP stadium in Nicosia, Cyprus, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019.(AP)

Ajax finish with 10 men and a goalless draw in Cyprus

Cyprus | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 10:19 AM IST
The Ajax vs APOEL Champions League group stage match was goalless but packed with incident
Ajax's head coach Erik Ten Hag.(AP)
Ajax's head coach Erik Ten Hag.(AP)

Ajax see off PAOK to make Champions League playoffs

By AFP
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 09:41 AM IST
Two Dusan Tadic penalties, the second five minutes from time, and Nicolas Tagliafico’s late header kept Erik ten Hag’s side alive with a chance to relive the dream of last season, when they seduced Europe with a thrilling run to the last four.
Wesley Sneijder announces retirement from football.(File Photo)
Wesley Sneijder announces retirement from football.(File Photo)

Dutch hero Wesley Sneijder announces retirement from football

The Hague | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 11:46 PM IST
Wesley Sneijder, who played 134 times for his country, made the announcement while speaking to the YouTube channel of his hometown club FC Utrecht after having bought a corporate box at their stadium.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 8, 2019 Ajax's Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt reacts(AFP)
(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 8, 2019 Ajax's Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt reacts(AFP)

Ajax’s De Ligt joins Juventus for 75 mln euros: Italian club

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2019 01:42 PM IST
The fee for De Ligt, 19, makes him Juventus’ third most expensive signing in their history after the 105 million euros they paid for Cristiano Ronaldo and the 90-million-euro transfer of Gonzalo Higuain.
File picture of Matthijs de Ligt(AFP)
File picture of Matthijs de Ligt(AFP)

De Ligt arrives in Turin to complete Juventus signing

Rome | By AFP
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2019 11:03 AM IST
The 19-year-old who led Ajax to the Champions League semi-finals is due to undergo a medical before signing for Juventus for a reported 75 million euros ($85 million).
File image of Dutch footballer Matthijs De Ligt.(AFP)
File image of Dutch footballer Matthijs De Ligt.(AFP)

Matthijs De Ligt close to Juventus after skipping Ajax training camp

Paris | By AFP
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2019 08:32 PM IST
Last week the player’s agent Mino Raiola told Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf that a deal had been struck between Juve and the powerful centre-back.
Ajax Amsterdam's captain Matthijs de Ligt holds the champions plate as he celebrates with team mates.(AFP)
Ajax Amsterdam's captain Matthijs de Ligt holds the champions plate as he celebrates with team mates.(AFP)

Ajax win Dutch league title for 34th time after win over De Graafschap

Amsterdam | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2019 09:03 AM IST
Ajax ended three points clear of PSV Eindhoven, who won 3-1 at home to Heracles Almelo on the last day of the campaign.
Ajax' Dusan Tadic (C) and Ajax' Klaas Jan Huntelaar celebrate after scoring during the Dutch Eredivisie football match.(AFP)
Ajax' Dusan Tadic (C) and Ajax' Klaas Jan Huntelaar celebrate after scoring during the Dutch Eredivisie football match.(AFP)

Ajax set to be crowned Dutch champions after PSV Eindhoven slip

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2019 01:55 AM IST
Ajax will go into the final round of fixtures on Wednesday with a three-point lead over PSV and 14 goals to the good on goal-difference as they travel to second-bottom De Graafschap.
Tottenham's Lucas Moura celebrates scoring their third goal to complete his hat-trick with Dele Alli(Action Images via Reuters)
Tottenham's Lucas Moura celebrates scoring their third goal to complete his hat-trick with Dele Alli(Action Images via Reuters)

UEFA Champions League: Reaction to Tottenham’s last-gasp win at Ajax

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2020 10:27 AM IST
Tottenham player Christian Eriksen: “It was a non-tactical performance, it was more of a fight, more of a heart performance, and that’s how we won it.
Ajax coach Erik ten Hag before the match(Action Images via Reuters)
Ajax coach Erik ten Hag before the match(Action Images via Reuters)

UEFA Champions League: Ajax coach proud of players after agonising defeat

Amsterdam | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2019 08:50 AM IST
Lucas Moura’s 96th-minute strike to complete his second-half hat-trick made it 3-2 to Spurs on the night and 3-3 on aggregate as the Premier League club progressed to the final against Liverpool.
Tottenham's Harry Kane celebrates in front of the fans at the end of the Champions League semifinal second leg soccer match between Ajax and Tottenham Hotspur at the Johan Cruyff ArenA in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Wednesday, May 8, 2019(AP)
Tottenham's Harry Kane celebrates in front of the fans at the end of the Champions League semifinal second leg soccer match between Ajax and Tottenham Hotspur at the Johan Cruyff ArenA in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Wednesday, May 8, 2019(AP)

Kane hopes to be fit for Spurs’ Champions League final

Amsterdam | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2019 08:49 AM IST
Kane is recovering from an ankle ligament injury, but he was watching from the stands in the Johan Cruyff Arena as Tottenham recovered from 2-0 down to win 3-2 in the semi-final second leg on Wednesday.
Tottenham's Brazilian forward Lucas (C) celebrates the victory with teammates at the end of the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg football match between Ajax Amsterdam and Tottenham Hotspur at the Johan Cruyff Arena, in Amsterdam, on May 8, 2019. -(AFP)
Tottenham's Brazilian forward Lucas (C) celebrates the victory with teammates at the end of the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg football match between Ajax Amsterdam and Tottenham Hotspur at the Johan Cruyff Arena, in Amsterdam, on May 8, 2019. -(AFP)

Spurs ‘super-heroes’ into Champions League final as Lucas breaks Ajax hearts

Amsterdam | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2020 09:21 PM IST
Ajax’s improbable European run seemed set to go on all the way to the final as they led 3-2 on aggregate deep in stoppage time in the second leg of the semi-final at the Johan Cruyff Arena.
Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring their third goal with Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold(REUTERS)
Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring their third goal with Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold(REUTERS)

Liverpool ‘giants’ stun Barcelona to make Champions League final

Liverpool | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2019 08:45 AM IST
Liverpool will face either Dutch side Ajax or Premier League rivals Tottenham in the final on June 1 in Madrid and will likely be favourites to be crowned European champions for the sixth time.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino reacts Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge(Action Images via Reuters)
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino reacts Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge(Action Images via Reuters)

‘I made a mistake’: Pochettino takes blame but slams ‘sloppy’ Spurs

London | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2019 10:14 AM IST
Pochettino’s side made a dismal start as Donny van de Beek put Ajax ahead after just 15 minutes at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Tuesday.
Ajax's Donny van de Beek celebrates after the match(REUTERS)
Ajax's Donny van de Beek celebrates after the match(REUTERS)

Ajax defeat depleted Spurs, close in on Champions League final

London | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2019 10:09 AM IST
Van de Beek’s opener on 15 minutes was just reward for the Dutch side’s first-half dominance as Tottenham badly missed the presence of the injured Harry Kane and suspended Son Heung-min.
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri(REUTERS)
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri(REUTERS)

Allegri sticking with Juventus despite Champions League flop

Turin | By AFP
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2019 09:46 AM IST
Cristiano Ronaldo’s side crashed out of the championship to Dutch side Ajax after a 2-1 loss on the night in Turin and 3-2 aggregate defeat.
Ajax's Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek (C) celebrates with temmates as Juventus' Brazilian defender Alex Sandro (R) walks past at the end of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Juventus vs Ajax Amsterdam on April 16, 2019 at the Juventus stadium in Turin(AFP)
Ajax's Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek (C) celebrates with temmates as Juventus' Brazilian defender Alex Sandro (R) walks past at the end of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Juventus vs Ajax Amsterdam on April 16, 2019 at the Juventus stadium in Turin(AFP)

Ajax stun Ronaldo’s Juventus to reach Champions League semis

Turin | By AFP
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2019 09:43 AM IST
Teenage centre-back De Ligt struck midway through the second period, though, to seal a 3-2 aggregate win and set up a last-four clash with either Manchester City or Tottenham.
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