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18:55 Ajax vs Atalanta

Ajax and Atalanta are competing to join Group D victors Liverpool in the last 16 when they meet in Amsterdam in the last round of matches, and just a success will accomplish for the Dutch side.

 

 

 

• Both groups additionally had their capability destinies settled on Matchday 6 of the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League; be that as it may, while Ajax bowed out after a home destruction, a noteworthy away triumph took Atalanta into the knockout stage. The Italian side hold the edge this season as they have eight focuses in Group D, one more than Ajax; if Atalanta maintain a strategic distance from rout at the Johan Cruijff ArenA they will complete second in the segment, with Ajax third. The positions will be turned around if Ajax win.

• Ajax had looked on course for three focuses in Bergamo on Matchday 2 gratitude to first-half objectives from Dušan Tadić, a punishment, and Lacina Traoré, yet the home side hit back after the span, two Duván Zapata strikes acquiring a draw.

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Features: Atalanta 2-2 Ajax

• Ajax lost 1-0 home and away to Liverpool and have gotten six of their seven focuses against debutants Midtjylland, winning 2-1 in Denmark and 3-1 in the Netherlands.

The Amsterdam club are showing up in the gathering stage, coordinating PSV Eindhoven’s Dutch record. It is their third consecutive appearance in the UEFA Champions League appropriate, and the first occasion when they have picked up programmed capability since 2014/15.

• Ajax were Dutch heroes for the 34th time in 2018/19 – their first group title since 2014 – and furthermore lifted the Dutch Cup to guarantee their eighth homegrown twofold, and a first since 2002. No association title was granted last season.

• Ajax have qualified from their UEFA Champions League bunch just a single time in their last seven appearances in the opposition.

• Having gone right from the subsequent passing round to the semi-finals in 2018/19 – the main Dutch side to arrive at the last four since PSV in 2004/05 – Ajax again came through two qualifying rounds to come to the 2019/20 gathering stage, yet progressed no further in the wake of completing third in their part behind Valencia and Chelsea. Erik Ten Hag’s group won their initial two matches and got ten focuses (W3 D1 L2) however a 1-0 home annihilation against the Spanish side on Matchday 6 demonstrated exorbitant.

• Ajax’s resulting UEFA Europa League crusade likewise demonstrated brief; they lost to Getafe in the round of 32 (0-2 a, 2-1 h).

Features: Liverpool 1-0 Ajax (2 mins)

Features: Liverpool 1-0 Ajax (2 mins)

• The Amsterdammers won six of their 12 European matches in 2019/20 (D3 L3).

• Ten Hag’s side have lost three of their last five European matches in Amsterdam (W2), all by a 0-1 scoreline. The Matchday 4 destruction of Midtjylland was just their second triumph in their last six home games in the UEFA Champions League legitimate, with massacres in the other four.

• Ajax are searching for their first success in quite a while against guests from Serie A. The last time they beat an Italian side in Amsterdam was in December 2002, a 2-1 accomplishment against Roma in the UEFA Champions League second gathering stage.

• The Dutch club last invited Italian guests in the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League quarter-last, drawing the home first leg against Juventus 1-1 (2-1 away). That attract Amsterdam broadened Ajax’s unbeaten grand slam against Serie A sides to six matches (W1 D5) since a 2-1 misfortune to similar rivals in the 2009/10 UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg (2-3 total).

• Home and away, Ajax are unbeaten in eight games against Italian clubs (W2 D6), since that 2010 misfortune to Juve in Amsterdam.

Atalanta were 4-0 champs at Midtjylland, their greatest UEFA Champions League triumph, prior to energizing to attract at home to Ajax. They at that point endured a 5-0 misfortune at home to Liverpool that spoke to their heaviest European destruction; they reversed the situation with a well known 2-0 success at Anfield in the opposite installation yet then kept on fizzling at home last break, drawing 1-1 against the Danish newcomers.

• Debutants in 2019/20, this is Atalanta’s second progressive UEFA Champions League appearance after they completed third in Serie A last season.

• Initially it showed up as though the Bergamo club’s first taste of the opposition would demonstrate brief, Atalanta losing their initial three UEFA Champions League matches, against Dinamo Zagreb (0-4 a), Shakhtar Donetsk (1-2 h) and Manchester City (1-5 a). Be that as it may, a point at home against City on Matchday 4 (1-1) demonstrated the impetus for a wonderful recovery, the Italian side beating Dinamo 2-0 at home and Shakhtar 3-0 away to grab second place in the gathering behind City.

• Even better was to continue in the round of 16, Atalanta beating Valencia 4-1 at home and 4-3 away with Josip Iličić turning into the primary player to score multiple times in a UEFA Champions League knockout match in the last apparatus.

• Atalanta looked set to proceed with their mysterious run on account of Mario Pašalić’s first-half objective in their quarter-last against Paris Saint-Germain, however the French side struck twice in the end minutes to end their experience, and Atalanta’s club record four-coordinate series of wins in Europe.

• This is Atalanta’s 50th European match, and their eighth mission in mainland rivalry. They arrived at the European Cup Winners’ Cup semi-finals in 1987/88 and the UEFA Cup quarter-finals three years after the fact.

Two-minute features: Liverpool 0-2 Atalanta

Two-minute features: Liverpool 0-2 Atalanta

• Atalanta have won their last four European away games, scoring 13 objectives and surrendering three, and seven of the last 11 (D1 L3).

• The Italian club have lost just six of their last 28 European games

(W13 D9).

• The draw with Ajax on Matchday 2 was Atalanta’s first game against a Dutch club.

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