Ajax hopes in Nice on first win in fifteen years on French soil
Ajax hopes Wednesday night in the uitduel with OGC Nice in the third qualifying round of the Champions League to put an end to a bad series of races on French soil, where fifteen years ago, the last was won.
The Amsterdam, which is Nice for the first encounter in a European context, did the last six races in France not to win. There was five times lost and once gelijkgespeeld.
On 30 October 2002, overcame Ajax for the last time on a visit to a French club when Olympique Lyon in the group stage of the Champions League with 0-2 was set aside. Steven Pienaar and Rafael van der Vaart made at the time the goals.
At the Allianz Riviera and OGC Nice is the team of coach Marcel Keizer statistically, for a heavy task because the French lost only four of the last nineteen European thuisduels. A hopeful sign is that two of those defeats in the last three home games came to be.
Ajax has fond memories of the last encounter with a club from the Ligue 1. Last season placed the team by the then coach Peter Bosz themselves at the expense of Lyon for the Europa League final.
In the Parc Olympique Lyonnais lost the Locals the return, although with 3-1, but that was enough after the previous 4-1 victory in your own home.
Ajax coach Emperor expected that the ‘fiftyfifty’ will be against Nice
When OGC Nice is Mario premier league in the striker and the flamboyant Italian is no stranger to Ajax, because he was already four times previously against the former Champions League winner.
The 26-year-old Champions will not very good memories, because he knew none of that to win matches. In the 2012/2013 season he lost to Manchester City in the group stage of the Champions League with a 3-1 in Amsterdam and was 2-2 in England.
A season later, he took it as a player of AC Milan in the group stage of the miljoenenbal again against Ajax and also when joined premier league Champions are not, as the winner of the field. Both duels ended in a draw: 1-1 in the Arena, and 0-0 in San Siro. In Amsterdam, led His side from the strafschopstip for the late equalizer.
The match between Nice and Ajax at the Allianz Riviera starts Wednesday at 20.45 hours, and is under the direction of the Spanish arbiter Carlos del Cerro Grande. In exactly a week is the return to the same time in Amsterdam.
Last training Ajax for heenduel with Nice
Ajax has Tuesday, the last training was completed in the run-up to the heenduel with OGC Nice.
The Amsterdammers play Wednesday in the French Allianz Riviera in the framework of the third qualifying round of the Champions League.
Coach Marcel Keizer has Daley Sinkgraven, Mitchell Dijks and Mateo Cassierra not taken to Nice.
Youth Damil Dankerlui trained along with the losing Europa League finalist last season.
The emperor expected that the ‘fiftyfifty’ will be against the French: “It could be two great matches.”
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