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%.