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Barcelona

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Ajax

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4-3-3
4-3-3
  • 90'

    FULL TIME The final whistle blows and Barcelona have recorded a comfortable victory in Gerardo Martino's first Champions League game. A quiet game was brought to life by Lionel Messi, who opened the scoring with a delightful free kick. The Spanish champions raised the tempo in the second half, with Messi and Pique getting on the scoresheet. The Argentine then grabbed his hat trick with a delicate finish past Kenneth Vermeer. Ajax will be frustrated at not grabbing a goal themselves, with Kolbeinn Sigthorsson seeing his penalty saved by Victor Valdes. Frank de Boer will be looking for more from his side in their next encounter at home to Milan. It's finished Barcelona 4-0 Ajax.

  • 90'

    ADDED TIME Three added minutes announced by the fourth official. Ajax are looking to grab a late goal and Nicolai Boilesen almost delivers. He blasts a shot from distance and Valdes has to parry behind for a corner.

  • 87'

    CHANCE Stefano Denswil is booked for a foul on Pedro and Barca have a free kick on the edge of the penalty area. Messi steps up, but the wall blocks and Ajax clear.

  • 80'

    SUBSTITUTIONS The visitors have made a number of changes before the penalty was taken. Niklas Moisander, Daley Blind and Siem De Jong have all made way, with Lasse Schone, Mike Van der Hoorn and Thulani Serero coming on.

  • 78'

    SAVED Kolbeinn Sigthorsson hits the penalty to the goalkeepers right, but Victor Valdes reads it and is able to make a save. Sigthorsson gets to the rebound, but Valdes again is able to block and knock it behind for a corner.

  • 77'

    PENALTY Ajax have a penalty and a chance for a consolation. Javier Mascherano brings down Lerin Duarte in the penalty area and the official has no choice but to point to the spot.

  • 75'

    GOOOAAALLL!!!! LIONEL MESSI makes if four and his third of the game. The hosts press forward and the little magician is given too much space on the edge of the penalty area and he hits a shot between the legs of Christian Poulsen and into the net. It's Barcelona 4-0 Ajax.

  • 71'

    SUBSTITUTIONS Cesc Fabregas is replaced in midfield by Xavi, whilst Neymar is replaced by Pedro for the final 20 minutes.

  • 69'

    GOOOAAALLL!!! It's a third for Barcelona. A corner is played short and Neymar crosses into the penalty area. GERARD PIQUE has stayed forward and heads the ball past Kenneth Vermeer into the net. It's Barcelona 3-0 Ajax.

  • 67'

    POOR Cesc Fabregas looks to float a cross into the Ajax penalty area, but it's overhit and Kenneth Vermeer collects.

  • 63'

    FRUSTRATION Dani Alves dribbles into the penalty area and has a great chance to shoot. For some reason he hesitates and Stefano Denswil is able to put in a tackle and clear the danger.

  • 62'

    OFFSIDE Ajax enjoy a good spell of possession, but Bojan Krkic is flagged offside and the move breaks down.

  • 59'

    ALMOST THREE Messi almost grabs his third. The ball is crossed in by Neymar, but bounces off Messi and drifts just wide.

  • 55'

    GOOOAAALLL!!! LIONEL MESSI makes it two for Barcelona. The visitors again give the ball away and Alexis Sanchez crosses into the path of Messi. He turns in the penalty area and hits a left footed shot past Kenneth Vermeer into the net. It's Barcelona 2-0 Ajax.

  • 54'

    ALMOST COSTLY Christian Poulsen plays the ball straight into the path of Neymar. The attacker runs into the penalty area, but his finishing touch is poor and Kenneth Vermeer comes off his line to smother the ball.

  • 49'

    GOOD DEFENDING Dani Alves crosses into the path of Neymar, but Ricardo Van Rhijn is able to intercept before the Brazilian striker can tap the ball into the net.

  • 46'

    SECOND HALF Ajax get the second half underway.

  • 45'

    HALF TIME The referee blows for the break and it's Barcelona who hold a narrow lead. A quiet start was brought to life by Lionel Messi, who curled in a wonderful free kick to beat Kenneth Vermeer. Both sides had chances to add to the scoring, but it's Barcelona 1-0 Ajax.

  • 45'

    ALMOST TWO Great chance for Barca to score again. Messi dribbles past two defenders into the penalty area, but his shot is well saved by Kenneth Vermeer.

  • 42'

    SETTLED The game has settled down following a flurry of chances. Barcelona are keeping the ball, but not looking dangerous in the final third. Ajax are content to sit deep and hit out on the break.

  • 37'

    AJAX CHANCE The visitors almost find the equaliser. Kolbeinn Sigthorsson somehow evades Gerard Pique and passes across the penalty area to Lerin Duarte. His shot is well struck, but Victor Valdes holds on to the relief of his teammates.

  • 34'

    TEMPO INCREASE Both sides are passing the ball quicker and it's leading to an open game. Neymar is next to have a shot from the edge of the penalty area, but Kenneth Vermeer manages to hold the ball and Ajax can look to counter.

  • 32'

    BIG CHANCE Ajax are beginning to press forward in numbers. Bojan Krkic crosses into the path of the unmarked Ricardo Van Rhijn, but his headed effort is parried away from danger by Victor Valdes.

  • 29'

    WASTE Ajax earn their first corner of the game. It's played short into the path of Siem De Jong. His shot from the edge of the penalty area is poor and ends up drifting out for a throw. Frank de Boer is hugely frustrated with that effort and is letting his player know it.

  • 27'

    HOPEFUL Niklas Moisander plays a long ball forward towards Kolbeinn Sigthorsson. Fortunately for Barca, Javier Mascherano is on hand to shield the ball back towards Victor Valdes.

  • 24'

    BOOKING Niklas Moisander fouls Andres Iniesta and the defender is shown the first yellow card of the game.

  • 22'

    GOOOAAALLL!!!! LIONEL MESSI steps up and curls the ball past Kenneth Vermeer and off the inside of the post into the back of the net. Barcelona celebrate and Gerardo Martino will be delighted with the opening goal. It's Barcelona 1-0 Ajax.

  • 21'

    DANGER Barcelona again are trying to play too many passes rather than shoot. This time Lerin Duarte brings down Lionel Messi on the edge of the penalty area and Barcelona have a great chance to test Kenneth Vermeer.

  • 18'

    OVERPLAY Dani Alves has time in the penalty area, but elects to chip the ball towards Messi rather than shoot. Ricardo Van Rhijn blocks and Kenneth Vermeer clears the danger.

  • 14'

    DEFENDING DEEP Barcelona are dominating possession, but Ajax are defending in numbers and Barcelona can't find room to have a shot at goal. Neymar plays in Iniesta, but his attempt to cut the ball across goal is cleared for a corner.

  • 7'

    CONTROL Barcelona continue to press forward and the visitors are struggling to get out of their own half. Ajax are trying to string a few passes together at the back, but Lionel Messi and Alexis Sanchez are chasing down defenders and Kenneth Vermeer ends up giving away a throw.

  • 4'

    NEYMAR CHANCE First shot on target falls to Barcelona. Neymar cuts inside and hits a curling effort towards goal. There's no power in the shot and Kenneth Vermeer comfortably saves.

  • 2'

    LIVELY Barcelona have started strongly and win an early corner. Lionel Messi plays it short to Andres Iniesta, who dribbles into the penalty area. Fortunately for Ajax, a swarm of defenders quickly surround him and clear the danger.

  • 1'

    UNDERWAY Barcelona get the game underway at the Nou Camp. Given the history of both sides, it is remarkable this is their first meeting in the competition.

  • 0'

    AJAX TEAM NEWS Siem De Jong returns up front for the visitors, having recovered from a collapsed lung. Christian Poulsen also makes a start, with his experience likely to be vital in shielding the defence against the offensive threat that Barcelona will bring.

  • 0'

    BARCELONA TEAM NEWS Three changes from the side that defeated Sevilla last time out. Adriano replaces the injured Jordi Alba, whilst Cesc Fabregas and Alexis Sanchez replace Tello and Xavi.

  • 0'

    ONES TO WATCH Barcelona might have the best player in the world with Lionel Messi, but all eyes will be on Brazilian star Neymar, as he is set to make his debut in the competition. The striker has a glowing reputation, but he will be hoping to prove he is good enough to play at the highest level in club football. Ajax will be looking to their strikeforce to catch Barca on the counter, so expect Siem De Jong to be at the heart of any attacking play the visitors can muster.

  • 0'

    SLEEPING GIANT Ajax last qualified for the knockout round in 2005/2006, a statistic that Frank de Boer is determined to amend. The manager has said Ajax are focusing on taking points from Celtic and AC Milan, hinting that anything earned against Barcelona would be a bonus. Their last visit to Spain ended in a 4-1 defeat at Real Madrid, so expectations aren't being placed on the visitors to claim any spoils. Nevertheless the manager will be insistent his side take advantage of any lapses or complacency in the Barcelona side.

  • 0'

    STATEMENT TO BE MADE Barcelona have had an unbeaten start to their domestic campaign, but questions remain over their defensive capabilities. The 7-0 aggregate defeat to Bayern Munich rocked the club last season and no defensive reinforcements have been brought in. Martino might be making his debut in the competition as a coach, but there is immediate pressure to prove that his team have got that defeat out of their system. Defensive lapses last time out against Sevilla have done little to silence the doubters, but a win this evening will certainly help.

  • 0'

    PREVIEW Two European giants meet for the first time in the Champions League, as Spanish champions Barcelona host Ajax. The clubs have shared a common philosophy in the recent past as a result of the influence of Johan Cruyff, but their paths have never crossed in this competition. Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino takes charge of his first european game, whilst Ajax coach Frank de Boer takes his side back to a club where he won La Liga as a player in 1999. Both sides look to play attractive attacking football and it promises to be an entertaining encounter on the vast pitch at the Nou Camp.

  • 9'

    CONTROL Barcelona continue to press forward and the visitors are struggling to get out of their own half. Ajax are trying to string a few passes together at the back, but Lionel Messi and Alexis Sanchez are chasing down defenders and Kenneth Vermeer ends up giving away a throw.

  • 90' +4'

    Game Over - Game Over

    Barcelona
  • 90' +4'

    Half Over - 2nd Half ended

    Barcelona
  • 90' +3'

    Foul - Foul called on Lerin Duarte

    Ajax
  • 90' +2'

    Corner Kick - Corner kick taken by Lerin Duarte

    Ajax
  • 90' +1'

    Shot on Goal - Shot on goal by Nicolai Boilesen

    Ajax
  • 90' +1'

    Cross - Cross by Ricardo Van Rhijn

    Ajax
  • 90'

    Foul - Foul called on Javier Mascherano

    Barcelona
  • 90'

    Throw-In - Throw-in taken by Dani Alves

    Barcelona
  • 89'

    Throw-In - Throw-in taken by Adriano

    Barcelona
  • 88'

    Cross - Cross by Pedro

    Barcelona
  • 88'

    Throw-In - Throw-in taken by Nicolai Boilesen

    Ajax
  • 87'

    Corner Kick - Corner kick taken by Lasse Schone

    Ajax
  • 87'

    Shot on Goal - Shot on goal by Bojan Krkić

    Ajax
  • 87'

    Goal Kick - Goal kick taken by Kenneth Vermeer

    Ajax
  • 86'

    Shot - Shot taken by Marc Bartra

    Barcelona
  • 86'

    Corner Kick - Corner kick taken by Xavi

    Barcelona
  • 86'

    Shot - Shot taken by Lionel Messi

    Barcelona
  • 86'

    Free Kick - Free kick taken by Lionel Messi

    Barcelona
  • 85'

    Caution - Yellow card given to Stefano Denswil (Professional Foul)

    Ajax
  • 85'

    Foul - Foul called on Stefano Denswil

    Ajax
  • 84'

    Goal Kick - Goal kick taken by Víctor Valdés

    Barcelona
  • 83'

    Cross - Cross by Dani Alves

    Barcelona
  • 82'

    Corner Kick - Corner kick taken by Xavi

    Barcelona
  • 82'

    Goal Kick - Goal kick taken by Kenneth Vermeer

    Ajax
  • 81'

    Throw-In - Throw-in taken by Marc Bartra

    Barcelona
  • 80'

    Substitution - Marc Bartra substituted in for Gerard Piqué

    Barcelona
  • 79'

    Cross - Cross by Dani Alves

    Barcelona
  • 78'

    Substitution - Lasse Schone substituted in for Daley Blind

    Ajax
  • 78'

    Foul - Foul called on Adriano

    Barcelona
  • 77'

    Corner Kick - Corner kick taken by Bojan Krkić

    Ajax
  • 77'

    Penalty Kick - No Good - Penalty kick taken by Kolbeinn Sigthorsson - NO GOOD

    Ajax
  • 77'

    Shot on Goal - Shot on goal by Kolbeinn Sigthorsson

    Ajax
  • 77'

    Free Kick - Free kick taken by Kolbeinn Sigthorsson

    Ajax
  • 76'

    Foul - Foul called on Javier Mascherano

    Barcelona
  • 75'

    Gol Lionel Messi scored a goal assisted by Xavi

    Barcelona
  • 75'

    Shot on Goal - Shot on goal by Lionel Messi

    Barcelona
  • 74'

    Shot - Shot taken by Alexis Sánchez

    Barcelona
  • 73'

    Substitution - Mike Van der Hoorn substituted in for Niklas Moisander

    Ajax
  • 73'

    Foul - Foul called on Lerin Duarte

    Ajax
  • 72'

    Throw-In - Throw-in taken by Dani Alves

    Barcelona
  • 72'

    Substitution - Pedro substituted in for Neymar

    Barcelona
  • 71'

    Substitution - Xavi substituted in for Cesc Fàbregas

    Barcelona
  • 71'

    Foul - Foul called on Dani Alves

    Barcelona
  • 70'

    Shot on Goal - Shot on goal by Neymar

    Barcelona
  • 69'

    Gol Gerard Piqué scored a goal assisted by Neymar

    Barcelona
  • 69'

    Shot on Goal - Shot on goal by Gerard Piqué

    Barcelona
  • 69'

    Cross - Cross by Neymar

    Barcelona
  • 69'

    Corner Kick - Corner kick taken by Neymar

    Barcelona
  • 68'

    Shot on Goal - Shot on goal by Neymar

    Barcelona
  • 68'

    Cross - Cross by Alexis Sánchez

    Barcelona
  • 68'

    Cross - Cross by Cesc Fàbregas

    Barcelona
  • 67'

    Throw-In - Throw-in taken by Ricardo Van Rhijn

    Ajax
  • 66'

    Throw-In - Throw-in taken by Thulani Serero

    Ajax
  • 65'

    Throw-In - Throw-in taken by Ricardo Van Rhijn

    Ajax
  • 64'

    Foul - Foul called on Dani Alves

    Barcelona
  • 63'

    Throw-In - Throw-in taken by Lionel Messi

    Barcelona
  • 62'

    Offside - Offsides called on Bojan Krkić

    Ajax
  • 62'

    Throw-In - Throw-in taken by Ricardo Van Rhijn

    Ajax
  • 60'

    Foul - Foul called on Alexis Sánchez

    Barcelona
  • 60'

    Throw-In - Throw-in taken by Adriano

    Barcelona
  • 59'

    Throw-In - Throw-in taken by Adriano

    Barcelona
  • 59'

    Substitution - Thulani Serero substituted in for Siem De Jong

    Ajax
  • 57'

    Foul - Foul called on Niklas Moisander

    Ajax
  • 57'

    Shot on Goal - Shot on goal by Nicolai Boilesen

    Ajax
  • 57'

    Cross - Cross by Kolbeinn Sigthorsson

    Ajax
  • 57'

    Throw-In - Throw-in taken by Kolbeinn Sigthorsson

    Ajax
  • 56'

    Goal Kick - Goal kick taken by Kenneth Vermeer

    Ajax
  • 56'

    Shot - Shot taken by Lionel Messi

    Barcelona
  • 56'

    Cross - Cross by Neymar

    Barcelona
  • 55'

    Gol Lionel Messi scored a goal assisted by Sergio Busquets

    Barcelona
  • 55'

    Shot on Goal - Shot on goal by Lionel Messi

    Barcelona
  • 53'

    Foul - Foul called on Ricardo Van Rhijn

    Ajax
  • 52'

    Throw-In - Throw-in taken by Dani Alves

    Barcelona
  • 51'

    Foul - Foul called on Sergio Busquets

    Barcelona
  • 50'

    Goal Kick - Goal kick taken by Kenneth Vermeer

    Ajax
  • 49'

    Cross - Cross by Dani Alves

    Barcelona
  • 48'

    Throw-In - Throw-in taken by Ricardo Van Rhijn

    Ajax
  • 47'

    Throw-In - Throw-in taken by Ricardo Van Rhijn

    Ajax
  • 46'

    Start Half - 2nd Half started

    Barcelona
  • 45' +2'

    Half Over - 1st Half ended

    Barcelona
  • 45' +1'

    Throw-In - Throw-in taken by Ricardo Van Rhijn

    Ajax
  • 45'

    Shot on Goal - Shot on goal by Lionel Messi

    Barcelona
  • 45'

    Goal Kick - Goal kick taken by Kenneth Vermeer

    Ajax
  • 44'

    Shot - Shot taken by Neymar

    Barcelona
  • 44'

    Cross - Cross by Andrés Iniesta

    Barcelona
  • 44'

    Throw-In - Throw-in taken by Nicolai Boilesen

    Ajax
  • 43'

    Throw-In - Throw-in taken by Adriano

    Barcelona
  • 42'

    Throw-In - Throw-in taken by Ricardo Van Rhijn

    Ajax
  • 41'

    Foul - Foul called on Lerin Duarte

    Ajax
  • 40'

    Foul - Foul called on Cesc Fàbregas

    Barcelona
  • 39'

    Foul - Foul called on Alexis Sánchez

    Barcelona
  • 39'

    Throw-In - Throw-in taken by Siem De Jong

    Ajax
  • 37'

    Shot on Goal - Shot on goal by Lerin Duarte

    Ajax
  • 37'

    Goal Kick - Goal kick taken by Kenneth Vermeer

    Ajax
  • 36'

    Foul - Foul called on Niklas Moisander

    Ajax
  • 36'

    Throw-In - Throw-in taken by Adriano

    Barcelona
  • 35'

    Cross - Cross by Daley Blind

    Ajax
  • 35'

    Throw-In - Throw-in taken by Nicolai Boilesen

    Ajax
  • 34'

    Foul - Foul called on Adriano

    Barcelona
  • 33'

    Shot on Goal - Shot on goal by Neymar

    Barcelona
  • 33'

    Offside - Offsides called on Dani Alves

    Barcelona
  • 33'

    Throw-In - Throw-in taken by Dani Alves

    Barcelona
  • 31'

    Shot on Goal - Shot on goal by Ricardo Van Rhijn

    Ajax
  • 31'

    Cross - Cross by Bojan Krkić

    Ajax
  • 30'

    Goal Kick - Goal kick taken by Víctor Valdés

    Barcelona
  • 30'

    Shot - Shot taken by Stefano Denswil

    Ajax
  • 30'

    Throw-In - Throw-in taken by Daley Blind

    Ajax
  • 29'

    Cross - Cross by Lerin Duarte

    Ajax
  • 29'

    Corner Kick - Corner kick taken by Nicolai Boilesen

    Ajax
  • 29'

    Cross - Cross by Kolbeinn Sigthorsson

    Ajax
  • 28'

    Throw-In - Throw-in taken by Daley Blind

    Ajax
  • 26'

    Foul - Foul called on Kolbeinn Sigthorsson

    Ajax
  • 25'

    Throw-In - Throw-in taken by Lionel Messi

    Barcelona
  • 24'

    Caution - Yellow card given to Niklas Moisander (Reckless Foul)

    Ajax
  • 24'

    Foul - Foul called on Niklas Moisander

    Ajax
  • 24'

    Throw-In - Throw-in taken by Dani Alves

    Barcelona
  • 23'

    Throw-In - Throw-in taken by Daley Blind

    Ajax
  • 23'

    Cross - Cross by Bojan Krkić

    Ajax
  • 22'

    Gol Lionel Messi scored a goal

    Barcelona
  • 22'

    Shot on Goal - Shot on goal by Lionel Messi

    Barcelona
  • 22'

    Free Kick - Free kick taken by Lionel Messi

    Barcelona
  • 21'

    Foul - Foul called on Lerin Duarte

    Ajax
  • 20'

    Throw-In - Throw-in taken by Dani Alves

    Barcelona
  • 19'

    Goal Kick - Goal kick taken by Kenneth Vermeer

    Ajax
  • 18'

    Throw-In - Throw-in taken by Adriano

    Barcelona
  • 17'

    Throw-In - Throw-in taken by Dani Alves

    Barcelona
  • 17'

    Cross - Cross by Adriano

    Barcelona
  • 16'

    Foul - Foul called on Niklas Moisander

    Ajax
  • 16'

    Corner Kick - Corner kick taken by Andrés Iniesta

    Barcelona
  • 15'

    Cross - Cross by Andrés Iniesta

    Barcelona
  • 13'

    Foul - Foul called on Lerin Duarte

    Ajax
  • 13'

    Foul - Foul called on Cesc Fàbregas

    Barcelona
  • 12'

    Throw-In - Throw-in taken by Adriano

    Barcelona
  • 12'

    Throw-In - Throw-in taken by Ricardo Van Rhijn

    Ajax
  • 10'

    Throw-In - Throw-in taken by Ricardo Van Rhijn

    Ajax
  • 9'

    Throw-In - Throw-in taken by Daley Blind

    Ajax
  • 8'

    Throw-In - Throw-in taken by Stefano Denswil

    Ajax
  • 8'

    Throw-In - Throw-in taken by Adriano

    Barcelona
  • 7'

    Goal Kick - Goal kick taken by Kenneth Vermeer

    Ajax
  • 6'

    Goal Kick - Goal kick taken by Kenneth Vermeer

    Ajax
  • 6'

    Shot - Shot taken by Cesc Fàbregas

    Barcelona
  • 6'

    Corner Kick - Corner kick taken by Andrés Iniesta

    Barcelona
  • 5'

    Throw-In - Throw-in taken by Ricardo Van Rhijn

    Ajax
  • 3'

    Throw-In - Throw-in taken by Dani Alves

    Barcelona
  • 3'

    Shot on Goal - Shot on goal by Neymar

    Barcelona
  • 2'

    Foul - Foul called on Niklas Moisander

    Ajax
  • 2'

    Corner Kick - Corner kick taken by Lionel Messi

    Barcelona
  • 1'

    Foul - Foul called on Lerin Duarte

    Ajax
  • 1'

    Start Half - 1st Half started

    Barcelona
  • Gol (Descanso : 1-0)
  • 75'

    Gol Messi - Gol - Asistido por Xavi

    Barcelona
  • 69'

    Gol Piqué - Gol - Asistido por Neymar

    Barcelona
  • 55'

    Gol Messi - Gol - Asistido por Busquets

    Barcelona
  • 22'

    Gol Messi - Gol

    Barcelona
  • Tarjetas
  • 85'

    Tarjeta amarilla Denswil - Tarjeta amarilla

    Ajax
  • 24'

    Tarjeta amarilla Moisander - Tarjeta amarilla

    Ajax
  • Sustituciones
  • 80'

    Piqué(Sale) - Bartra(Entra)

    Barcelona
  • 78'

    Blind(Sale) - Schone(Entra)

    Ajax
  • 73'

    Moisander(Sale) - Van der Hoorn(Entra)

    Ajax
  • 72'

    Neymar(Sale) - Pedro(Entra)

    Barcelona
  • 71'

    Fàbregas(Sale) - Xavi(Entra)

    Barcelona
  • 59'

    De Jong(Sale) - Serero(Entra)

    Ajax

Match Stats

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9 Tiros a Gol 6
6 Tiros Desciados 1
6 Tiros De Esquina 4
11 Faltas Recibidas 14
11 Centros 7
1 Fuera De Lugar 1
0 Tarjetas Amarillas 2
0 Tarjetas Rojas 0

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