Ajax face Internazionale

Ajax face Internazionale

Ajax face Internazionale in the next round of the Champions League. That was the result of the draw in Nyon on Friday. Ajax first receive the Italians in Amsterdam, with the return being in Milan.

The last time Ajax and Inter played each other was during the Amsterdam Tournament of 2003. Then the team of former coach Ronald Koeman won 3-0, through goals by Steven Pienaar, Rafael van der Vaart and Wamberto.
The last official match between the two teams was in the season before. Then Ajax faced the blue and blacks in the first group stage of the Champions League. In the Guiseppe Meazza stadium in Milan it was 1-0 through a goal by Hernan Crespo. The Argentine striker would also decide the second match. Inter won in Amsterdam by 1-2. Rafael van der Vaart scored for Ajax, Crespo made both the goals for Inter. Despite the two losses, Ajax went through, to eventually be defeated in the quarter final by Inter's city rivals: AC Milan.
The home match in this year's Champions League will be played on Wednesday 22 February. The return match in Italy is on Tuesday 14 March (TBC).

The draw for the next round:
Ajax - Internazionale
PSV - Olympique Lyonnais
Chelsea - Barcelona
Real Madrid - Arsenal
Werder Bremen - Juventus
Bayern M√ľnchen - AC Milan
Benfica - Liverpool
Glasgow Rangers - Villarreal