AFC Ajax v FC Barcelona: Did you know?

AFC Ajax v FC Barcelona: Did you know?

The two sides have met in only three official matches Barça have won twice in seven matches in the Netherlands

Ajax and Barça are set to play in tonight's fourth group stage match in the UEFA Champions League. Let's take a look at some of the more interesting facts surrounding the clash.

- This is the second time Barça is playing Ajax in Amsterdam Arena in an official match.


- In fact, the first and only time they have played there was last season, with Ajax winning 2-1.


- Ajax have played 16 times against La Liga opponents in Amsterdam, with 8 wins, 3 ties, and 5 losses.


- Barça have played 7 times in Holland versus Dutch sides in European competitions, and have 2 wins, 3 ties, and 2 losses.


- The last time Barça beat a Dutch side in the Netherlands was in 1996 in a 3-2 win over PSV Eindhoven in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup


- Ajax are unbeaten in four straight home Champions League matches.


- Since losing in the last UCL match to Barça, Ajax have won their last three.


- Barça won the 1997 Cup Winners' Cup in Rotterdam after beating Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 under the leadership of Sir Bobby Robson.


- Tonight's managers, Luis Enrique and Frank de Boer, were Barça teammates from 1999 to 2003.


- Barça has lost two straight away Champions League matches. They haven't lost three straight away since 2005.


- Ajax haven't won in their last four Champions League matches.


- The top three all-time Champions League scoring leaders are Raúl (71), Cristiano Ronaldo (70) and Messi (69).


- Barça have scored in all but 1 of their last 29 group stage matches.


- The Catalans lead the tournament with a completed pass rate of 90.6%.

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