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AFC Ajax 3 - Manchester City 1

UEFA Champons League Group D

The Amsterdam ArenA

24/10/12

Attendance: 45,743

Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen of Norway

AFC Ajax
3 - 1
Manchester City
De Jong 45′ Moisander 57′ Eriksen 68′
 
Nasri 22′
 
Venue: The Amsterdam ArenA
 
Attendance: 45,743
The Teams
01 Vermeer
 
 
 
01 Hart
 
 
03 Alderweireld
 
 
 
02 Richards
 
 
04 Moisander
 
 
 
04 Kompany
 
 
17 Blind
 
 
 
06 Lescott
 
 
63'
05 C Poulsen
 
 
 
22 Clichy
 
 
08 Eriksen
 
 
 
07 Milner
 
 
77'
10 De Jong
 
 
 
08 Nasri
 
 
19 Sana
 
 
74'
 
18 Barry
 
 
71'
20 Schone
 
 
 
42 Y Toure
 
 
24 Van Rhijn
 
 
 
10 Dzeko
 
 
49 Babel
 
 
 
16 Aguero
 
 
Substitutes
22 Cillessen
 
 
 
30 Pantilimon
 
 
33 Veltman
 
 
 
13 Kolarov
 
 
63'
35 Dijks
 
 
 
33 Nastasic
 
 
06 Enoh
 
 
74'
 
11 Sinclair
 
 
07 Sulejmani
 
 
 
74 Evans
 
 
21 Boerrigter
 
 
 
32 Tevez
 
 
71'
39 Fischer
 
 
 
45 Balotelli
 
 
77'
Game Statistics
12
Goal Attempts
10
6
On Target
5
3
Corners
6
0
Offside
4
5
Fouls
9
1
Yellow Cards
2
55
%
45
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot: It is the manner of this defeat that will hurt Manchester City supporters tonight. A truly awful performance saw The Blues trudge from the cautionary sublime to the absolutely ridiculous...Ajax engaged in a lap of honour at the final whistle and how their team effort and fine collective play merited it...The English Champions by contrast were abysmal. No two ways about it, this was an immensely disappointing showing considering how high were the stakes...City came set up to not get beat and paid a hefty price in deciding not to go through the gears when ahead through a fine Nasri goal. Allowing Ajax too much possession and criminally pisspoor marking were the side's ultimate undoing. The final throw of the dice smacked of sheer desperation. The entire senior squad strikeforce finished the game with three at the back but failed to mount the assault their emergency ensemble called for...Half way through this fiercely tough group with a point on the board, City need to beat all three of their Champion opponents now. Put in a shift like tonight and we are seriously staring at three or at least two heavy defeats.




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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday October 24 2012

Time: 9:37PM

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When yaya is off form and I mean really not playing well, we lose the midfield and the defence has one of those nights that would not go amiss in a Monty Python Sketch. Pick me, pick me, Edin Dzeko, even I one of his biggest fans was asking why is he out there. I don't think we will even qualify for the Europa Cup this time. Bob's bogey is the Champions league nd we are destined not to win it again this season.
buzz lightyear
When yaya is off form and I mean really not playing well, we lose the midfield and the defence has one of those nights that would not go amiss in a Monty Python Sketch. Pick me, pick me, Edin Dzeko, even I one of his biggest fans was asking why is he out there. I don't think we will even qualify for the Europa Cup this time. Bob's bogey is the Champions league nd we are destined not to win it again this season.
buzz lightyear
Booooooooooooo, out we go again. Might not even drop down into Europa this season though, a blessing in disguise some would say? I enjoy the Europa games myself but many find it a tedious distraction.
StuMCFC
Booooooooooooo, out we go again. Might not even drop down into Europa this season though, a blessing in disguise some would say? I enjoy the Europa games myself but many find it a tedious distraction.
StuMCFC
One word......DIRE.....cant describe how bad we were tonight, when we went 1-0 up i still didnt think we would come away with a win, a draw yes, BUT TO LOSE 3-1 good god..... words fail me.
cityman51
One word......DIRE.....cant describe how bad we were tonight, when we went 1-0 up i still didnt think we would come away with a win, a draw yes, BUT TO LOSE 3-1 good god..... words fail me.
cityman51
Disgrace of England. A qualificative place was taken off from Italy to be given to Germany because AC Milan had been kicked out in the last 16 for successive seasons. The UEFA hates England and hates English teams - do you think they would hesitate if they could bring the EPL to 3 CL qualificative places? I can't see 3 English teams in the CL but you are giving them plenty of reasons to do it! Farking laughing stock!
FrLamp
Disgrace of England. A qualificative place was taken off from Italy to be given to Germany because AC Milan had been kicked out in the last 16 for successive seasons. The UEFA hates England and hates English teams - do you think they would hesitate if they could bring the EPL to 3 CL qualificative places? I can't see 3 English teams in the CL but you are giving them plenty of reasons to do it! Farking laughing stock!
FrLamp
*****e the Europa League. We either get out of the (Most difficult group ever?) or we concentrate on the league and FA Cup. Agree with Buzz, yaya was totally anonymous tonight, and hate to say it, but Kompany was not much better. Really missed Zab and Silva tonight, but it's the players on the pitch that we should be counting on. FRlamp - how did you get on in your easy group last night?
fifthcolumnblue
*****e the Europa League. We either get out of the (Most difficult group ever?) or we concentrate on the league and FA Cup. Agree with Buzz, yaya was totally anonymous tonight, and hate to say it, but Kompany was not much better. Really missed Zab and Silva tonight, but it's the players on the pitch that we should be counting on. FRlamp - how did you get on in your easy group last night?
fifthcolumnblue
Suppose you lot will have to spend hmmm £150m ? to get to the knokout stages hahaha , at least Spurs and Liverpool were exciting to watch when in the CL , your lot stroll around as if victories in europe should be handed to them on a plate ! £4/500m and yet if Toure or Silva either dont play or play badly then the whole team is woeful ! Kompany ??? success gone to that blokes head ??? , even Utd look rubbish , prem teams in europe just aint what they was , spend as much as you like , no such thing as teams anymore just who has the most amount of individuals who can win games on their own !
SubwayArmy79
Suppose you lot will have to spend hmmm £150m ? to get to the knokout stages hahaha , at least Spurs and Liverpool were exciting to watch when in the CL , your lot stroll around as if victories in europe should be handed to them on a plate ! £4/500m and yet if Toure or Silva either dont play or play badly then the whole team is woeful ! Kompany ??? success gone to that blokes head ??? , even Utd look rubbish , prem teams in europe just aint what they was , spend as much as you like , no such thing as teams anymore just who has the most amount of individuals who can win games on their own !
SubwayArmy79
Oh look the trolls are out as they are in the (rare) occasions we lose. FrLamp, are your team not nervously twitching and facing possible CL elimination from a MUCH easier group than ours (how we would like Nordsjælland!)?
StuMCFC
Oh look the trolls are out as they are in the (rare) occasions we lose. FrLamp, are your team not nervously twitching and facing possible CL elimination from a MUCH easier group than ours (how we would like Nordsjælland!)?
StuMCFC
Frlamp and Subwayarmy, shouldn't you be threatening Adele on Twitter?
RobsonGreensleeves
Frlamp and Subwayarmy, shouldn't you be threatening Adele on Twitter?
RobsonGreensleeves
Sorry to say but some of that horrible cross field play at the back reminded me of watching England.
RobsonGreensleeves
Sorry to say but some of that horrible cross field play at the back reminded me of watching England.
RobsonGreensleeves
Subway representing Wolverhampton Wanderers there folks.
Johnny Baguette
Subway representing Wolverhampton Wanderers there folks.
Johnny Baguette
You put in Dzeko and then don't give him any crosses to have a go a and when we did get a corner you have to beat the first man, some of those corners were typical of primary school. FrLamp, we don't need a muppet to state the obvious, we are grown up enough to see we were bobbins. SubwayA79, keep taking the tablets mate, perhaps you should make another appoint for the Doctors, your pills are not working. Get your own house in order before commenting on others.
buzz lightyear
You put in Dzeko and then don't give him any crosses to have a go a and when we did get a corner you have to beat the first man, some of those corners were typical of primary school. FrLamp, we don't need a muppet to state the obvious, we are grown up enough to see we were bobbins. SubwayA79, keep taking the tablets mate, perhaps you should make another appoint for the Doctors, your pills are not working. Get your own house in order before commenting on others.
buzz lightyear
 

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