Ajax Amsterdam v FC Barcelona U19: Dutch challenge
Kick off is at 7.00 PM CET as Jordi Vinyals' side face one of the biggest challenges of the season so far Barça came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 when the sides met at the Miniestadi
Barça’s youth team are in action at 7.00 PM CET at the De Toekomst ground, in the same district as the Amsterdam Arena. They need at least a draw to keep up the pace in what’s proving to be a tight group, but all the players will be thinking about is going for all three points.
A quality game is expected between two sides that have one win and two draws to their names so far. That puts both sides two points ahead of PSG, who entertain APOEL of Cyprus this week. Things are very close between the three, and any defeats at this stage could prove extremely costly. Ajax already showed how good they are at the Miniestadi, where they went 2-0 up before having a man sent off, after which Barça finally got into their game and ended up pulling level at 2-2.
Free entrance to De Toekomst
Like at the Miniestadi, there will be free entry to the De Toekomst, where a fine atmosphere is expected for the visit of the defending champions. At the very same time (7.00 PM CET), Luis Enrique and his Barça first team will be training close by in the Amsterdam Arena.