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Ajax aast against United unique and complete European trophy case

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Ajax aast against United unique and complete European trophy case

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Ajax chases Wednesday in the Europa League final against Manchester United in a special scoop. The people of Amsterdam may be the first club ever all five European tournaments.

There are currently with the Europa League and the Champions League, Ajax in 1995 won two European tournaments. Until 1999, it was with the Europe Cup II, the cup winners ‘ cup, a third European tournament and overcame the Amsterdam club in 1987.

Moreover, it was Ajax, the strongest in the precursor of the started in 1992 Champions League, the Europa Cup I. In 1971, 1972 and 1973, which won a prize, and also the precursor of the started in 2009 and Europa League, the UEFA Cup, is on the hall of fame at Ajax. In 1992, the price credited.

Earnings Wednesday night in the Europa League final against Manchester United means the ‘completion’ of the European trophy case of Ajax. No club can say now.

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Six cups

If we look at the total number of European cups than Ajax, however, a number of clubs for themselves. With three times the Europe Cup I, a time of the Champions League, a UEFA Cup and a european Cup II, the counter of the Amsterdam club on six cups.

Real Madrid (thirteen), FC Barcelona (twelve), AC Milan (nine), Liverpool (eight) and Bayern Munich (seven) have more European cups (excluding European super cup) won.

Juventus in the Champions League final this season, his seventh win. Real in that final battle for his fourteenth cup. Manchester United hopes its fifth European cup win.

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The Is

Regardless of the result of Ajax against United is calling for for This Is always a special milestone. The defender is Wednesday 17 years and 285 days old and thus he is, if he plays, the youngest player ever in a European final.

That record is now in the hands of the Italian Alberto Malusci, 17 years and 313 days when he, on behalf of Fiorentina, two minutes played in the UEFA Cup final against Juventus in 1990.

When the European Super Cup is included, was a player under the age of The Lies, interestingly enough, also a following his departure to chelsea: Ronald de Boer was 17 years and 193 days when he was at FC Porto played on 24 november 1987.

Winners of the Europa League

In 2010 he won Atletico Madrid the first Europa League, the successor of the UEFA Cup. In Hamburg after extra-time 2-1 is settled with Fulham.
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FC Porto appropriated to itself, in 2011, the cup, in in Dublin the compatriots Braga 1-0 defeat.
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Under the leadership of superspits Radamel Falcao won Atletico Madrid in 2012 for the second time in the Europa League. The team of Diego Simeone was with 3-0 far too strong for Athletic Bilbao.
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Chelsea picked up in 2013 the trophy in the Amsterdam Arena with 2-1 win of Benfica. A year earlier had the ‘Blues’ even though the Champions League won.
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In 2014 began the hegemony of Seville in the Europa League. After Benfica after penalty shoot-out defeat was, if captain Ivan Rakitic the cup to hold up in Turin.
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In 2015, picked up Sevilla’s second victory in a row in the Europa League. Dnjpro Dnjpropetrovsk was with 3-2, back in Warsaw.
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Last season finished Seville, the imposing trilogy. Liverpool had to in Basel 3-1 to believe.
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In 1992, won Ajax the UEFA Cup. Can the people of Amsterdam on the 24th of may in Stockholm the performance of 25 years ago match and the winner of the Europa League crowns?
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Mourinho

The advantage of the United says, that the English club with José Mourinho is a coach that knows as no other how Ajax needs to be defeated. The Portuguese was coach of Real Madrid six times against Ajax in the Champions League. All those times, Real was the strongest.

Also won Mourinho all European finals where he, as the coach sat on the bench (two with FC Porto and Internazionale).

United has three players under contract with a past at Ajax: Daley Blind, Timothy Fosu-Mensah and the injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Amsterdam club has no old players of the Mancunians in the selection, but the general director Edwin van der Sar played between 2005 and 2011 at Old Trafford, and won with United, including the Champions League in 2008 and four league titles.

The final in the Friends Arena begins Wednesday at 20.45 hours and is supervised by the Slovenian Damir Skomina. Ajax is officially the home team and plays in the new thuistenue for the season 2017/2018.

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