Barça and Ajax are set for a battle on Wednseday night. PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB.

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%.

The referee

The match will be whistled by Portuguese referee Pedro Proença. He has yet to referee a Barça match.

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