Barça-Ajax. PHOTO: GERMÁN PARGA- FCB

First match and first victory for Barça in the UEFA Youth League. Barça’s Juvenil A team defeated Ajax in their first match of the new competition. The Blaugrana, who found themselves a goal down after only 19 minutes, drew level just before the break thanks to Quintillà and they fired for three more goals in the second half.

Ajax strike first

On 19 minutes, Ajax’s forward Acolatse fired the Dutch team ahead after he latched on to a rebound from Ondoa. The same player nearly doubled Ajax’s lead 16 minutes later when he beat Godswill, but his attempt wasn’t successful. Barça hit back through Quintillà right before the break.

Fight back and victory

The goal injected morale into Jordi Vinyals’ men, who went on to score three more. Munir bagged a brace (min 53 and 73) making it 3-1. In the dying minutes of the match Ebwelle made it 4-1. With this win Barça open their UEFA Youth League campaign in style.

MATCH FACTS

Juvenil A, 4
Ajax, 1

Juvenil A: Ondoa, Godswill, Quintillà, Ortega, Enguene, Munir, Huertas, Juanma, Campins, Adama and Sanabria

Ajax Amsterdam: Groothuizen, Lattey-Sanniez, Van Bruggen, Mirani, Owusu, Bazoer, Becker, Riedewald, Menig, Acolatse and Vissers

Goals: 0-1 Acolatse (19'), 1-1 Quintillà (45'), 2-1 Munir (53'), 3-1 Munir (73'), 4-1 Ebwelle (84')