Ajax has for the first time since 2014 for the group stage of the Champions League placed. The Locals played Tuesday 0-0 flush against Dinamo Kiev, but by the 3-1 victory in the heenwedstrijd that was enough. Also AEK Athens and Young Boys Bern won their ticket for the group stage.
Ajax had three seasons without Champions League groups, but after the double confrontation against Dinamo Kiev, it’s a feast for the Locals. Ajax was in Kiev, the dominant team but spilled with the opportunities, while also Dinamo Kiev the ball past Ajax goalkeeper Onana, which makes the 0-0 remained. Dusan Tadic could have his team in the 14th minute to lead shoot with a penalty kick, but the Serbian blasted his team credentials and stay up on the pole.
AEK Athens has against the Hungarian Videoton FC qualified for the group stage. The Greek champion played 1-1 draw against Videoton, while the heenwedstrijd in Hungary with 1-2 had won. Petros Mantalos put the Greeks in the 48th minute, 1-0 lead with a penaltygoal, but Loïc Nego (ex-Standard) made in the 58th minute of the same. With Roland Juhasz (ex-Anderlecht) and Marko Scepovic (ex-Mouscron-Péruwelz) played at Videoton still some old acquaintances from the Jupiler Pro League, while AEK Athens is the Belgian Viktor Klonaridis 62 minutes played. The last participation of AEK Athens in the group stage of the kampioenenbal was in the season 2006-07, when the with Anderlecht, Lille OSC and AC Milan in the group was.
Young Boys Bern at the expense of Dinamo Zagreb for the group stage qualified. The heenwedstrijd between the Swiss and the Croatian club was on 1-1 finished, but in the terugwestrijd pulled the Swiss to the longest end. Izet Hajrovic had Dinamo Zagreb, however, the early lead, but thanks to a quick tweeklapper of Guillaume Hoarau in the 65th and 67th minute went Young Boys Bern with the victory and qualification walk. It is the first time that Young Boys Bern are places for the group stage of the Champions League.