Last season’s Champions League semi-finalists Ajax look to create the group stages once they meet APOEL within the playoff spherical.
Dutch giants Ajax were one amongst the surprise packages of last season’s Champions League, simply seconds faraway from reaching the competitions final.
Despite their heroics last season, Ajax ought to qualify for the cluster stages of the competition.
The Dutch sides commit to create the Champions League correct continue on Tues night once they Cyprus to face APOEL Nicosia within the play-off initial leg.
APOEL Nicosia saved their blushes with a 2-0 convert Qarabag within the second leg of their tie within the previous spherical,
when the squad admitted to a 2-1 defeat within the initial.
The home team are squaring up against fairly moderate groups up to now within the competition,
and so they’ll ought to accelerate their game by a mile this Tues, as they’ll be usurping one amongst the best sides within the tournament.
Ajax did simply enough to beat PAOK within the last spherical and announce a 5-4 scoreline over the 2 legs to stay themselves within the tournament.
The squad have conjointly got off to a fine begin back within the Eredivisie, and are presently leading the pack, unconquered with 3 games down.
Team News of Ajax vs Apoel Nicosia
APOEL, who are usually regulars at this stage within the Champions League,
endured a torrid continental campaign last season as they were eliminated at the primary time of asking by Suduva.
They went on to fail within the Europa League qualifying playoffs furthermore, missing out on European cluster stage action for the primary time since the 2012/13 season.
This season they appear back to their best although, beating Sutjeska and Qarabag up to now before being bimanual this implausibly robust draw.
Winning a spot within the Champions League cluster stages can be too huge AN ask for the Cypriots,
however they’ll a minimum of expect to the Europa League cluster stages.
That being same, APOEL may create things tough for Ajax during this initial leg.
Their home record in Europe is mostly excellent, and Ajax have already slipped au courant the road this season.
APOEL have lost simply four of their last twenty European home games and even managed a 1-1 draw against Borussia Dortmund two seasons agone.
They really compete against Ajax within the 2014/15 Champions League cluster stages, losing 4-0 in Amsterdam however earning a 1-1 draw reception.
Ajax, who ar still adjusting to life while not the Delawareparted Matthijs Delaware Ligt and Frenkie de Jong, haven’t enjoyed an ideal begin to the season up to now.
Confessedly they continue to be unconquered, however they need drawn two of their half-dozen competitive games and each of those came in their three away matches.
Ajax vs Apoel Nicosia Head to Head(h2h)
The 2 sides have antecedently met one another over two legs.
Their last encounter finished 4-0 in favor of Ajax.
APOEL Nicosia are nevertheless to register a win against this foe.
Ajax have weblike 5 goals against APOEL Nicosia up to now, whereas the latter have scored no over one.
Ajax vs Apoel Nicosia
8:00pm Wednesday 28th August