Barcelona – Ajax: 4-0
Ajax was defeated by FC Barcelona on the holy grounds of Camp Nou on Wednesday.
The team from Amsterdam started the match relatively good. The first half, Ajax showed, besides a mistake of Lerin Duarte, good football and was able to keep up with the champs from Barcelona.
In the first half only Messi scored from a free kick after Duarte worked him to the ground. Other attempts from Messi and Neymar were stopped effectively by goal keeper Vermeer.
Attempts from the Ansterdam squad, during the first half, were not successful but created a balance at the field.
That changed after the break. Messi took charge and scored number two. In the 69th minute Gerard Piqué didn’t encounter any resistance in front of the Ajax goal and finally the grandmaster from Argentina delivered Barcelona the fourth goal.
Coach Frank de Boer was devastated. “We didn’t use three big chances and gave some of the goals to easily away, especially number two and three. In the first half we played good football, but if you don’t play out your chances against a club like Barcelona, you will loose in the end.”