Ajax now knows who its opponents in the Champions League group phase will be. On Thursday night’s draw in Monaco, Martin Jol’s team got paired with AC Milan, Real Madrid and Auxerre. It’s an outstanding group of teams, who among them have no fewer than 20 Europacup I / Champions League titles.
Named ‘UEFA Club Midfielder 2010’, former Ajax player Wesley Sneijder drew Ajax’s name from the case.
Ajax will meet the record holder in Real Madrid. The club from Spain’s capital has won the Europacup I / Champions League title no fewer than nine times. AC Milan is an old foe of Ajax’s. The teams met in the Champions League quarter final in 2003. The following season, Ajax met Milan in the pool phase. And, of course, there was the Champions League final win in 1995. AJ Auxerre was Ajax’s sparring partner at the European level in 1993 and 2005.
The definite game schedule is as follows:
Real Madrid - Ajax
Wednesday 15 September, 8.45p.m.
Ajax - AC Milan
Tuesday 28 September,8.45p.m.
Ajax - Auxerre
Tuesday 19 October, 8.45p.m.
Auxerre - Ajax
Wednesday 3 November, 8.45p.m.
Ajax - Real Madrid
Tuesday 23 November, 8.45p.m.
AC Milan - Ajax
Wednesday 8 December, 8.45p.m.
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