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Netherlands: Ajax fans optimistic before crucial Champions League play-off

Netherlands, Amsterdam
August 29, 2019 at 00:03 GMT +00:00 · Published

Ajax fans were in good spirits ahead of their Champions League play-off return leg against APOEL Nicosia in Amsterdam on Wednesday.

Supporters wearing the club's distinctive red and white turned up in significant numbers to see last year's semi-finalists.

Ajax confirmed their place in the Champions League group stages after securing a 2-0 aggregate win. Edson Alvarez and Hakim Ziyech scored the all-important goals after the first leg ended goalless in Cyprus.

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Ajax fans were in good spirits ahead of their Champions League play-off return leg against APOEL Nicosia in Amsterdam on Wednesday.

Supporters wearing the club's distinctive red and white turned up in significant numbers to see last year's semi-finalists.

Ajax confirmed their place in the Champions League group stages after securing a 2-0 aggregate win. Edson Alvarez and Hakim Ziyech scored the all-important goals after the first leg ended goalless in Cyprus.

W/S Giant image of Johan Cruyff over entrance to Amsterdam Arena

M/S Ajax fans greeting each other

M/S Ajax fans drinking beer and on mobile phone

M/S Ajax fans queueing to enter stadium

SOT, Bas, Ajax fan: "I hope for an early goal because last week we played 0-0 and we were better, but it didn't it go as we hoped, so now we hope for an early goal and then the guys from Cyprus have to come, and then they will lose. I hope."

W/S Stadium entrance

M/S Father and son outside stadium

W/S Ajax fans outside stadium

W/S Ajax fans outside stadium

SOT, Chris, Ajax fan: "Easy win, six-nil.

Marco, Ajax fan: "No, we think it becomes 4-1 for Ajax."

Chris, Ajax fan: "No I think it's the easiest game we have ever played and I think the score will be 6 against 0."

M/S Ajax fans drinking with beer

M/S Elderly Ajax fans sat on bench

SOT, Chris, Ajax fan: "Did you ever heard about APOEL? No."

Marco, Ajax fan: "Did you ever heard about Ajax?"

Chris, Ajax fan: "Yes, 6-0. Easy."

W/S Amsterdam Arena

M/S Ajax fans eating

M/S Police officers sat inside police van

M/S Mounted police

SOT Nick, Ajax fan: "I think Ajax will win, 3-0 or 4-0, they will score and they will win."

M/S Banners

W/S Ajax fans sat on bench

M/S Ajax fans sat on bench

W/S Two police officers outside stadium

W/S Police officers and Ajax fans

M/S Police officers

SOT Jasper, Ajax fan: "APOEL is a very bad team. They are going to score one goal and then Ajax is going to sweep them 4-1."

Walter, Ajax fan: "4-1?"

Jasper, Ajax fan: "4-1, yes."

M/S Amsterdam Arena entrance

W/S People queueing to enter Amsterdam Arena

M/S People queueing to enter Amsterdam Arena

W/S Ajax fans outside stadium

M/S Ajax fans wearing black t-shirts

W/S Ajax emblem on side of Johan Cruyff Arena

W/S Ajax emblem

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