Ajax have drawn Italian sside AC Milan for the quirter finals of the UEFA Champions League. Ajax will first play at home, on Tuesday April 8, and then in Milan on Wednesday April 23. If Ajax go through to the semi finals, they will meet an old foe: Internazionale or Valencia.
Ajax have played AC Milan nine times in their rich history. The first time was in 1969, when the team coached by Rinus Michels made it to the final of the European Champions Cup. Milan won 4-1. Five years later Ajax had the opportunity for revenge, in the fina of the European Super Cup. AC Milan won 1-0 in the San Siro stadium, but in the return in Amsterdam the home side demolished the Italians: 6-0.
The teams met three times in the 1994-1995 season. Ajax won all confrontations. Ajax beat AC Milan twice in the group matches of the UEFA Champions League, both times by 2-0. The last match of the season was the Champions League final in Vienna. Patrick Kluivert's late goal gave Ajax the cup.
After that the clubs met twice more, both times in a friendly. At the official opening of the Amsterdam Arena in 1996, Ajax lost 0-3. Two years ago, during the Amsterdam Tournament, AC Milan won 0-1.
Results AC Milan in first and second group stage:
Milan - Lens 2-1
Deportivo la Coruña - Milan 0-4
Bayern Munchen - Milan 1-2
Milan - Bayern Munchen 2-1
Lens - Milan 2-1
Milan - La Coruña 1-2
Milan - Real Madrid 1-0
Dortmund - Milan 0-1
Milan - Lokomotiv 1-0
Lokomotiv - Milan 0-1
Real Madrid - Milan 3-1
Milan - Dortmund 0-1