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  • STADIO DELLE ALPI, TURIN TUESDAY 23 NOVEMBER 2004 at 20.45 UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP C, MATCHDAY 5 JUVENTUS v AFC AJAX Juventus go into their final home fixture of the group phase as one of the two clubs who have taken maximum points from the opening four matches and who, in addition to clinching a place in the draw for the first knock-out round, are also sure of topping their group. Fabio Capello’s team is the only one of the 32 participants who have yet to concede a goal in the competition. The situation means that AFC Ajax travel to Turin with a much more urgent need of the three points than their hosts. The defeat in Israel three weeks ago spolit their chances of moving level with FC Bayern München in second place and they now have to stave off a late challenge for third place and run the risk of being eliminated from UEFA club competitions before Christmas, as they were last year. The teams for the sixth meeting between the clubs in UEFA club competitions on Matchday One this season at the Amsterdam Arena on 15 September were: AFC Ajax (4-1-2-3) Stekelenburg; Grygera (Escudé 76), De Jong, Heitinga, Maxwell; Obodai (Anastasiou 72); Sneyder (De Mul 67), van der Vaart; Pienaar, Sonck, Mitea, and the unused substitutes were Lobont, Vermaelen, De Ridder and Boukhari. Juventus (4-4-2) Buffon; Birindelli, (Pessotto 66) Thuram, Cannavaro, Zambrotta; Camoranesi, Emerson, Blasi, Nedved (Olivera 66); Del Piero (Appiah 78), Ibrahimovic, and the unused substitutes were Chimenti, Tacchinardi, Tudor and Trezeguet. Juventus won by 1-0 with the winner coming after 42 minutes from Pavel Nedved, It was the first of Juventus’ four successive 1-0 wins in Group C this season. The previous five meetings between the clubs, include the 1972/73 Champion Clubs’ Cup final and the 1995/96 UEFA Champions League final. Juventus have a fine home record against Dutch clubs in UEFA club competitions with five wins, a draw and one defeat and a goal difference of 15-4. Juventus have won their last three home games against Dutch clubs with a goals difference of 11-2. The only Dutch club to win at Juventus was FC Twente in the 1974/75 UEFA Cup semi- final when FC Twente added to their 3-1 home success with a 1-0 win in Italy to advance to the final. AFC Ajax have played 15 times on Italian soil in UEFA club competitions with two wins, four draws and nine defeats. The two successes came on their way to winning a trophy, when beating Genoa 1893 3-2 in the 1991/92 UEFA Cup semi-final and a 2-0 victory at AC Milan in the 1994/95 UEFA Champions League group stage (the match was played in Udine). Juventus played in their 90th UEFA Champions League game three weeks ago – W 44 D 23 L 23 F 155 A 97. Juventus’ last six games in the competition proper have now all ended in 1-0 score-lines (four wins which follow two defeats v RC Deportivo La Coruña in last season’s first knock- out round). The only other side with a 100% record after the first four Matchdays is Chelsea FC. Juventus have started this season with successive 1-0 wins over AFC Ajax, Maccabi Tel- Aviv FC and FC Bayern München, both at home and away. UEFA Press Information
  • This match brings together two of the most successful sides in the history of UEFA club competition. The pair have contested 13 Champion Clubs’ Cup finals between them and each side has won the cup on four occasions. Juventus, AFC Ajax, FC Bayern München and FC Barcelona are the only clubs who have won all three major UEFA club competitions. Juventus have topped the group stage on six previous occasions in ten series: 1995/96; 1996/97, 1998/99, 2001/02 (stage 1), 2002/03 (stage 1) and 2003/04. The only victory for Ajax since Matchday 3 last season came on Matchday 3 this season at home to Maccabi Tel-Aviv and ended a run of five straight defeats. However, after their loss in Israel, Ajax have now lost six of their last seven games in the UEFA Champions League proper. And the 4-0 defeat in Munich was their worst result in the UEFA Champions League. Ajax’s previous worst result had been a 1-4 defeat at Juventus in the second leg of the semi-final in 1996/97. Ajax finished bottom of their section last season (and also in 1998/99) with two wins from six games. Ajax had an outstanding record of 20 wins from their first 32 games in the new competition: W 20 D 7 L 5 F 54 A 20. However the last 30 UEFA Champions League games have produced only 8 victories – D 9 L 13 F 28 A 33. Ajax’s away record during the above period reads: P 15 W 1 D 5 L 9 F 11 A 23 – the only success came against Olympique Lyonnais, 2-0, on 30.10.2002. Returning to Serie A duty after their qualification for the knock-out stages of the UEFA Champions League, Juventus suffered their first league defeat of the season on 6 November when they were beaten 2-1 at Reggina Calcio. Juventus fielded the same team that had won against FC Bayern München on Matchday 4, with the exception that Marcelo Zalayeta replaced Alessandro Del Piero. The line-up at Reggina was (4-4-2): Buffon; Pessotto (Olivera 71), Thuram, Cannavaro, Zambrotta; Camoranesi, Emerson, Blasi (Kapo 86), Nedved; Zalayeta (Del Piero 71), Ibrahimovic, and the unused substitutes were Bonnefoi, Birindelli, Montero and Tacchinardi. Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the Juventus scorer after 14 minutes. The following midweek, Juventus returned to winning ways on 10 November with a 1-0 home victory against AC Fiorentina. The only goal of the game was scored by substitute Ruben Olivera after 72 minutes with his first goal for the club. Juventus kept their ninth clean sheet in 12 league games this season. The team that beat AC Fiorentina was (4-4-2): Buffon; Pessotto, Thuram, Cannavaro, Zambrotta; Camoranesi, Emerson (Olivera 56), Blasi, Nedved; Ibrahimovic, Del Piero (Zalayeta 63). The unused subs were Chimenti, Ferrara, Montero, Tudor and Kapo. On Sunday 14 November, Juventus kept their six-point lead at the top of Serie A with a 1-0 win at US Lecce in the last league game before the AFC Ajax match, with Alessandro Del Piero collecting the only goal of the game after 14 minutes. Juventus fielded the following team at US Lecce (4-4-2): Buffon; Pessotto (Tudor 85), Thuram, Cannavaro, Zambrotta; Camoranesi, Emerson, Appiah, Olivera (Blasi 77); Ibrahimovic, Del Piero (Kapo 59), and the unused substitutes were Chimenti, Montero, Tacchinardi and Zalayeta. Pavel Nedved was suspended for the game at Lecce, while Jonathan Zebina, David Trezeguet and Alessandro Birindelli were still absentees due to their injuries. Marcello Lippi, the former Juventus coach, who is now in charge of the Italian national team, left out several key players for the friendly with Finland on 17 November at Milan, saying that he wanted to look at players for his squad rather then those who had been playing without respite since September. UEFA Press Information
  • As a result. Alessandro Del Piero, Fabio Cannavaro, Gianluca Zambrotta and Gianluigi Buffon were among those rested from the match which Italy won 1-0. Manuel Blasi was the only Juventus player selected in the team and he played the full 90 minutes. Zlatan Ibrahimovic was also rested by Sweden for their friendly with Scotland at Edinburgh, which the Swedes won 4-1, but Paolo Montero was the match winner for Uruguay in their 1- 0 win against Paraguay in a World Cup qualifier at Montevideo. Montero scored after 78 minutes. Igor Tudor started the friendly game in Dublin for Croatia, who lost 1-0 to Ireland on 16 November. The weekend of 19-21 November was taken up with Italian Cup third round first leg matches. Juventus travelled to Atalanta BC on Friday night and were beaten 2-0. The Juventus team was (4-4-2) Chimenti; Birindelli (Blasi 85), Ferrara, Legrottaglie (Thuram 71), Iuliano; Olivera, Tacchinardi, Appiah, Nedved (Volpato 67); Kapo, Zalayeta and the unused substitutes were Bonnefoi, Masiello, De Ceglie and Bentivoglio in a match where other members of the first team squad were given a run-out. After the defeat, Fabio Capello said: “The first half was not too bad. In the second half we gave away the first goal and then we had only a few chances to recover. Three of our defenders have not played much this season. But I think we can still qualify.” Following the UEFA Champions League loss at Maccabi Tel-Aviv, the Ajax coach Ronald Koeman was left with some tricky selection decisions for the Eredivisie game at Willem II Tilburg on Sunday 7 November. After an early setback with a Zdenek Grygera own goal, Ajax rallied and two goals from Mauro Rosales after 36 and 43 minutes and a third from midfielder Maxwell on 62 minutes eased the visitors to a 3-1 win. The Ajax team in Tilburg was (4-3-3): Vonk; Trabelsi, Grygera, Escudé, O’Brien (Sneijder 79); Pienaar (Galasek 70), van der Vaart , Maxwell (de Jong 76); Rosales, Anastasiou, Boukhari, and the unused substitutes were Stekelenburg, Mitea, de Ridder and Babel. For the Willem II game, Ronald Koeman made six changes from the Maccabi Tel-Aviv defeat, leaving out central defenders Johnny Heitinga and Nigel de Jong and forward Nicolae Mitea from the starting line-up. Midfielder Tomas Galasek came on as substitute after recovering from a back ailment. But defender John O’Brien injured a hamstring during the game and will be out for around three weeks. After the win at Tilburg, Ronald Koeman said: “I am relieved. The performance was satisfying, and we hope to build on this win.” On Sunday 14 November, Ajax hosted Feyenoord at the ArenA in one of the most important Eredivisie fixtures on the calendar, and the great rivals drew 1-1 in their 100th meeting. Mauro Rosales gave the home side the lead after 27 minutes but Feyenoord striker Dirk Kuijt equalised after 44 minutes. Ajax fielded the following team against Feyenoord (4-4-2) Vonk; Trabelsi, Grygera, Escudé, de Jong (Heitinga 34); Pienaar (Sneijder 17), Galasek, van der Vaart (Boukhari 66), Maxwell; Rosales, Anastasiou and the unused substitutes were Stekelenburg, Babel, Mitea and de Ridder. The three Ajax players who were substituted against Feyenoord had picked up injuries. Steven Pienaar is out for several weeks with a ligament injury in his left knee, Nigel de Jong had a head injury, and Rafael van der Vaart suffered a hamstring injury. Four Ajax players were selected for the World Cup qualifier in Andorra on 17th November, and, with van der Vaart and de Jong missing, Ajax were represented in the squad by Wesley Sneijder and keeper Maarten Stekelenburg. Sneijder played, and he scored the third goal in a 3-0 win in Andorra. Other Ajax players to feature in World Cup qualifiers were Zdenek Grygera and Tomas Galasek who started for the Czech Republic in their 2-0 win at FYR Macedonia, and Wesley Sonck, who started Belgium’s 2-0 home defeat by Serbia and Montenegro. UEFA Press Information
  • On the African scene, Hans Vonk was in goal for South Africa in their Nelson Mandela Memorial match with Nigeria (2-1), while Nordin Boukhari scored the second goal for Morocco in their 4-0 friendly win against Burkina Faso. Nicolae Mitea scored twice as Romania Under-21 beat their FYR Macedonia counterparts 5-0. On Saturday 20 November, Ajax visited bottom-of-the-table De Graafschap and were without Bogdan Lobont, John O’Brien, Steven Pienaar, Johnny Heitinga, and Rafael van der Vaart, but Nigel de Jong had recovered from his head injury. After a goal-less first half, Ajax dominated the second half to score five times without reply. Julien Escudé (48 and 65 minutes), Mauro Rosales (53), Ryan Babel (66) and Tomas Galasek (71) collected the goals in a 23-minute spell. The team at De Graafschap was (4-3-3) Vonk; Trabelsi, Grygera, Escude, de Jong; Sneijder, Galasek, Maxwell; Rosales (de Ridder 88), Anastasiou (Babel 64), Boukhari (Mitea 78). After the win, Ronald Koeman said: “ I think we are on our way back. We are getting better at the basics. With Trabelsi and Galasek back in the team, the defence and midfield are far more secure.” Rafael van der Vaart is available for the trip to Juventus after recovering from his hamstring tear, but Lobont and Pienaar (knee ligaments) and O’Brien (hamstring) are still injured. Johnny Heitinga is also a doubt with a knee problem. Juventus will train at the Sisport Training Centre at 11.00 with the Press Conference at Sisport at 13.00. Ajax arrive at 12.30, and will hold their Press Conference at the Stadio delle Alpi at 18.30 with training at the ground at 19.00. The format for the 2004/05 UEFA Champions League comprises a total of 125 matches. The fixture list includes only one group stage, from which the eight group-winners and the eight runners-up will progress to the first knock-out round. The third-placed club in each group will continue its European campaign in the UEFA Cup. The fourth team will be eliminated from UEFA club competitions. If two or more teams finish the group stage level on points, the following criteria will be used in order to determine group standings: (a) Higher number of points from games involving the teams in question (b) Superior goal difference from games involving the teams in question (c) Higher number of goals scored away from home in games involving the teams in question (d) Superior goal difference in all group matches played (e) Higher number of goals scored in the six matches played (f) Club/national association coefficient based on the five previous seasons In the draw for the first knock-out round, clubs from the same national association will not be drawn against each other. In addition, the winner and runner-up from the same group will not be drawn against each other; each group-winner will be drawn against a group runner-up; and the runner-up will play the first leg at home. From the quarter-finals onwards, there will be no such stipulations. In other words, clubs from the same national association may be drawn against each other. The financial conditions for the 2004/05 UEFA Champions League remain unchanged. Each club receives a starting fee of 2.5 million Swiss francs, plus an appearance fee of 500,000 per game during the group phase (in other words, 3 million for six matches). For the knock-out rounds, the bonus for reaching the last 16 is 2.5 million; each of the eight quarter-finalists will receive 3 million; the semi-finalists will add a further 4 million; the runner-up will receive 6 million; and the champion will pocket 10 million. In addition, clubs retain gate receipts from home games and receive payments from the so- called Market Pool. This is based on the proportional values of different TV markets and the number of clubs competing from any specific country. It is a complex equation and precise figures are not available until later in the season. UEFA Press Information
  • Last season, the English clubs were the top earners, with Chelsea FC receiving just over 44 million Swiss francs. The champions, FC Porto, totalled fractionally under 30 million francs, while the silver medallists, AS Monaco, finished in fourth place behind the three English clubs in the revenue league with earnings of just over 40 million. Talking of the champions, FC Porto will be representing Europe in the annual confrontation with the champions of South America in Japan. The European / South American Cup will be at stake on Sunday 12 December at the International Stadium in Yokohama. Reporters and photographers wishing to cover the game and who have not yet applied for accreditation are urged to complete the Accreditation Request form and fax it urgently to UEFA Media Services on +41 22 994 3737. As you will see from the form, the accreditation deadline is Monday 22 November but the Japanese hosts have agreed to take into consideration any requests forwarded from UEFA by Thursday 25 November. As it is already too late to apply directly to Japan, your last chance is to send the form to UEFA. UEFA Press Information
  • Update The weather in Torino is cold but sunny, and the pitch at Stadio delle Alpi is in good condition. Fabio Capello has named a squad of 19 players. The main absentees are Alessandro Del Piero (slight strain) and the three defenders Jonathan Zebina, Gianluca Pessotto and Ciro Ferrara. “It is nothing serious, they all should be ready for next Sunday.” “We have qualified and we have won the group, but certainly we will take the game with Ajax seriously. I will not change my team much as you will see. We need the confidence of another win before we play our difficult game next Sunday in Milan against FC Internazionale.” With qualification assured, he is worried about the attendance for the game: “It is a problem for the players that we may have very few spectators. They may hear more from the other players during the game than from the spectators. The support from the crowd may be missing and this is not conducive to good football.” Lilian Thuram will be the Juventus team captain for this game.”This is nice to hear” he said, “ because this shows me that the coach has a lot of confidence in what I do on and off the field.” He added: “Yes I know we have already qualified for the next stage, but when I am out on the pitch I don’t think of points and qualification. I am taking part in the game and I want to win. That’s is all that matters.” “Ajax have a lot of young and quick players and they like to attack rather than defend. I hope I am not too getting old to face their youngsters!” Ajax have travelled with just 18 players to Turin. Missing from the squad are goalkeeper Bogdan Lobont, defenders Johnny Heitinga and John O'Brien and midfielder Steven Pienaar, who are all injured. Midfielder Rafael van der Vaart is back from injury and can play. Wesley Sonck stayed in Amsterdam. Ronald Koeman commented: “Juventus have already qualified and have already won the group, so this could be an advantage for us. We must play our usual attacking game, only by scoring goals we can hope to carry on in the UEFA Champions League or qualify for the UEFA Cup.” “I have seen in the newspapers that Juventus could be interested in Maxwell. But I am not here to comment on this, or to sell players here in Italy. But I also know that, for our young players, a UEFA Champions League game in Italy is a window were they can show, what they are able to do.” “I have also heard that Del Piero is not playing and being rested for the important game Juventus have on Sunday against Inter. It could make it a bit easier for us because he is a top forward. But on the other hand, Juventus can replace him with another very good player.” Ryan Babel, who is on the AFC Ajax ‘B’ list ,will be allowed to wear No. 39 instead of No. 49 in order to overcome a logistical problem. Gaston Sangoy is normally number 39 but Ajax confirm that Sangoy will not be in the squad list for the match against Juventus. UEFA Press Information
  • JUVENTUS Updated to 22 November 2004 Founded: 01.11.1897 President: Franzo Grande Stevens Press Officer: Marco Girotto Club Records: Gaetano Scirea 550 matches / Giampiero Boniperti 177 goals Stadium: Nuovo Stadio delle Alpi (67,229 seats / 2,000 lux / 105m x 68m) Record Att: 64,469 (v FC Barcelona on 24.04.1991) Date of Birth 2004/2005 Serie A European Internationals Season Cups Goalkeepers M G M G M G M G 1 Gianluigi BUFFON 28.01.1978 12 0 278 0 73 0 54 0 12 Antonio CHIMENTI 30.06.1970 0 0 136 0 12 0 0 0 22 Landry BONNEFOI 20.09.1983 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Defenders 2 Ciro FERRARA 11.02.1967 1 0 497 27 96 5 49 0 4 Paolo MONTERO 03.09.1971 0 0 287 2 63 4 53 5 5 Igor TUDOR 16.04.1978 2 0 110 15 51 9 39 1 6 Nicola LEGROTTAGLIE 20.10.1976 0 0 64 8 6 0 7 1 7 Gianluca PESSOTTO 11.08.1970 5 0 251 3 70 0 22 0 13 Mark IULIANO 12.08.1973 0 0 179 7 53 0 19 1 15 Alessandro BIRINDELLI 12.11.1974 2 0 142 1 60 4 6 0 19 Gianluca ZAMBROTTA 19.02.1977 11 0 219 13 40 0 45 1 21 Lilian THURAM 01.01.1972 12 0 255 2 89 1 102 2 27 Jonathan ZEBINA 28.01.1978 8 0 143 1 30 0 0 0 28 Fabio CANNAVARO 13.09.1973 12 0 332 8 74 2 82 1 Midfielders 3 Alessio TACCHINARDI 23.07.1975 4 0 258 9 83 4 13 0 8 EMERSON Ferreira 04.04.1976 11 0 115 13 57 10 56 5 11 Pavel NEDVED 30.08.1972 11 3 240 55 96 27 83 17 16 Mauro Germán CAMORANESI 04.10.1976 12 1 118 15 19 2 11 0 18 Stephen APPIAH 24.12.1980 7 0 132 8 21 1 20 Manuele BLASI 17.08.1980 8 0 101 0 6 0 3 0 23 Narcisse Olivier KAPO 27.09.1980 5 0 5 0 15 2 9 3 24 Rubén OLIVERA 04.05.1983 9 1 12 1 6 0 15 1 Forwards 9 Zlatan IBRAHIMOVIC 03.10.1981 12 5 12 5 31 9 31 14 10 Alessandro DEL PIERO 09.11.1974 8 5 276 113 90 39 67 24 17 David TREZEGUET 15.10.1977 5 4 106 67 55 28 55 29 25 Marcelo ZALAYETA 05.12.1978 8 4 49 7 20 4 27 7 Head Coach Fabio CAPELLO 18.06.1946 M = Matches; G = Goals Foreigners: Igor TUDOR (Croatia), Paolo MONTERO (Uruguay), Lilian THURAM (France), Jonathan ZEBINA (France), Stephen APPIAH (Ghana), EMERSON Ferreira (Brazil), Narcisse Olivier KAPO (France), Pavel NEDVED (Czech Republic), Rubén OLIVERA (Uruguay), David TREZEGUET (France), Marcelo ZALAYETA (Uruguay), Zlatan IBRAHIMOVIC (Sweden), Landry BONNEFOI (France). UEFA Press Information
  • AFC AJAX Updated to 22 November 2004 Founded: 18.03.1900 President: John Jaakke Press Officer: Simon Keijzer Club Records: Sjaak Swart 603 matches / Piet van Reenen 273 goals Stadium: Amsterdam ArenA (52,342 seats / 1,500 lux / 105m x 68m) Record Att: 52,342 (1-3 v Celtic FC on 08.08.2001) Date of Birth 2004/2005 Eredivisie European Internationals Season Cups Goalkeepers M G M G M G M G 1 Bogdan LOBONT 18.01.1978 5 0 47 0 20 0 36 0 21 Maarten STEKELENBURG 22.09.1982 5 0 24 0 6 0 1 0 31 Hans VONK 30.01.1970 3 0 405 0 12 0 35 0 Defenders 2 Hatem TRABELSI 25.01.1977 6 0 61 2 25 0 3 Johnny HEITINGA 15.11.1983 11 1 53 4 10 0 12 2 4 Julien ESCUDÉ 17.08.1979 9 2 40 3 9 0 0 0 14 Thomas VERMAELEN 14.11.1985 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 15 John O'BRIEN 29.08.1977 1 0 84 5 12 0 21 2 16 Nigel DE JONG 30.11.1984 13 1 62 2 19 2 5 0 23 Zdenek GRYGERA 14.05.1980 6 1 26 1 28 0 2 0 25 FILIPE Kasmirski 09.08.1985 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Midfielders 5 MAXWELL 27.08.1981 13 2 98 8 27 0 0 0 6 Tomás GALASEK 15.01.1973 6 1 231 30 34 1 42 0 8 Steven PIENAAR 17.03.1982 12 2 67 11 20 2 9 1 10 Rafael VAN DER VAART 11.02.1983 9 4 104 50 26 7 26 4 12 Anthony OBODAI 06.08.1982 9 0 17 2 5 0 18 Wesley SNEIJDER 09.06.1984 13 2 60 15 13 1 17 5 30 Stanley ABORAH 23.06.1987 3 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 Forwards 7 Mauro ROSALES 24.02.1981 8 4 8 4 2 0 11 Tom SOETAERS 21.08.1980 0 0 115 27 12 2 7 1 17 Yannis ANASTASIOU 05.03.1973 7 2 133 53 16 7 5 0 19 Wesley SONCK 09.08.1978 9 1 34 10 24 9 33 13 20 Daniel DE RIDDER 06.03.1984 4 0 19 1 3 1 0 0 27 Tom DE MUL 04.03.1986 6 1 8 1 1 0 0 0 28 Nourdin BOUKHARI 30.06.1980 11 1 61 12 6 0 29 Nicolae MITEA 24.03.1985 7 0 31 7 8 0 4 0 49 Ryan BABEL 10.12.1986 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 Head Coach Ronald KOEMAN 21.03.1963 M = Matches; G = Goals Foreigners: Yannis ANASTASIOU (Greece), Tom DE MUL (Belgium), Julien ESCUDÉ (France), Tomás GALÁSEK (Czech Republic), Zdenek GRYGERA (Czech Republic), FILIPE Kasmirski (Brazil), Bogdan LOBONT (Romania), MAXWELL (Brazil), Nicolae MITEA (Romania), John O'BRIEN (USA), Anthony OBODAI (Ghana), Steven PIENAAR (South Africa), Wesley SONCK (Belgium), Hans VONK (South Africa), Tom SOETAERS (Belgium), Hatem TRABELSI (Tunisia), Mauro ROSALES (Argentina), Thomas VERMAELEN (Belgium), Stanley ABORAH (Belgium). UEFA Press Information
  • Club’s competition results this season JUVENTUS Res Goalscorers Att. 10.08.04 v Djurgårdens IF (H) 2-2 Trezeguet, Emerson 26,146 25.08.04 v Djurgårdens IF (A) 4-1 Del Piero, Trezeguet (2), Nedved 32,058 12.09.04 v Brescia Calcio (A) 3-0 Nedved, Trezeguet, Ibrahimovic 16,504 15.09.04 v AFC Ajax (A) 1-0 Nedved 49,375 19.09.04 v Atalanta BC (H) 2-0 Trezeguet (2) 22,221 22.09.04 v UC Sampdoria (A) 3-0 Del Piero (p), Ibrahimovic, Trezeguet 32,102 25.09.04 v US Città di Palermo (H) 1-1 Ibrahimovic 26,790 28.09.04 v Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC (H) 1-0 Camoranesi 6,494 03.10.04 v Udinese Calcio (A) 1-0 Zalayeta 24,504 16.10.04 v Messina Peloro FC (H) 2-1 Zalayeta, Nedved 29,622 19.10.04 v FC Bayern München (H) 1-0 Nedved 18,889 23.10.04 v AC Siena (A) 3-0 Del Piero (2), Camoranesi 14,604 28.10.04 v AS Roma (H) 2-0 Del Piero, Zalayeta 26,675 31.10.04 v AC Chievo Verona (H) 3-0 Zalayeta, Nedved, Ibrahimovic 21,362 03.11.04 v FC Bayern München (A) 1-0 Del Piero 59,000 06.11.04 v Reggina Calcio (A) 1-2 Ibrahimovic 20,898 10.11.04 v ACF Fiorentina (H) 1-0 Olivera 24,072 14.11.04 v US Lecce (A) 1-0 Del Piero 30,482 19.11.04 v Atalanta BC (A) (C) 0-2 6,315 23.11.04 v AFC Ajax (H) 28.11.04 v FC Internazionale Milano (A) 05.12.04 v SS Lazio (H) 08.12.04 v Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC (A) 12.12.04 v Bologna FC (A) 19.12.04 v AC Milan (H) 06.01.05 v Parma AC (A) 09.01.05 v AS Livorno Calcio (H) 16.01.05 v Cagliari Calcio (A) 23.01.05 v Brescia Calcio (H) 30.01.05 v Atalanta BC (A) 02.02.05 v UC Sampdoria (H) 06.02.05 v US Città di Palermo (A) 13.02.05 v Udinese Calcio (H) 20.02.05 v Messina Peloro FC (A) 27.02.05 v AC Siena (H) 06.03.05 v AS Roma (A) 13.03.05 v AC Chievo Verona (A) 20.03.05 v Reggina Calcio (H) 03.04.05 v ACF Fiorentina (A) 10.04.05 v US Lecce (H) 17.04.05 v FC Internazionale Milano (H) 24.04.05 v SS Lazio (A) 01.05.05 v Bologna FC (H) 08.05.05 v AC Milan (A) 15.05.05 v Parma AC (H) 22.05.05 v AS Livorno Calcio (A) 29.05.05 v Cagliari Calcio (H) UEFA Press Information
  • Club’s competition results this season AFC AJAX Res Goalscorers Att. 08.08.04 v FC Utrecht (SC) 2-4 Pienaar, Sneijder 30,000 15.08.04 v FC Twente (A) 3-2 De Mul, van der Vaart, Ibrahimovic 13,250 22.08.04 v NAC Breda (H) 6-2 Ibrahimovic (2), one own goal, Heitinga, 46,124 Sneijder 29.08.04 v FC Utrecht (H) 1-1 Pienaar 46,932 12.09.04 v ADO Den Haag (A) 3-3 Sonck, Pienaar, Boukhari 9,500 15.09.04 v Juventus (H) 0-1 49,375 19.09.04 v FC Den Bosch (A) 5-0 Sneijder, van der Vaart (2), Grygera, de Jong 7,028 25.09.04 v Roda JC (H) 1-0 Anastasiou 48,500 28.09.04 v FC Bayern München (A) 0-4 50,000 03.10.04 v AZ Alkmaar (A) 0-0 7,687 16.10.04 v Heerenveen (H) 1-3 Anastasiou 48,548 19.10.04 v Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC (H) 3-0 Sonck, de Jong, van der Vaart 48,161 24.10.04 v PSV Eindhoven (A) 0-2 35,000 31.10.04 v NEC Nijmegen (H) 1-0 van der Vaart 46,345 03.11.04 v Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC (A) 1-2 de Ridder 18,054 07.11.04 v Willem II (A) 3-1 Rosales (2), Maxwell 13,000 14.11.04 v Feyenoord (H) 1-1 Rosales 49,547 20.11.04 v De Graafschap (A) 5-0 Escudé (2), Rosales, Babel, Galasek 11,500 23.11.04 v Juventus (A) 28.11.04 v RBC Roosendaal (H) 03.12.04 v RKC Waalwijk (A) 08.12.04 v FC Bayern München (H) 12.12.04 v SBV Vitesse (H) 19.12.04 v FC Groningen (A) 23.01.05 v FC Utrecht (A) 30.01.05 v ADO Den Haag (H) 06.02.05 v FC Twente (H) 13.02.05 v NAC Breda (A) 20.02.05 v FC Den Bosch (H) 27.02.05 v Roda JC (A) 06.03.05 v AZ Alkmaar (H) 13.03.05 v NEC Nijmegen (A) 20.03.05 v PSV Eindhoven (H) 02.04.05 v Heerenveen (A) 10.04.05 v Willem II (H) 17.04.05 v Feyenoord (A) 24.04.05 v De Graafschap (H) 30.04.05 v RBC Roosendaal (A) 08.05.05 v RKC Waalwijk (H) 15.05.05 v SBV Vitesse (A) 22.05.05 v FC Groningen (H) UEFA Press Information
  • Head to head JUVENTUS v AFC AJAX Juventus Football Club v Dutch clubs Season Opponents Home Away Competition 1970-71 FC Twente 2-0 2-2 Fairs Cup 1972-73 AFC Ajax 0-1 (1) Champion Clubs’ Cup 1974-75 AFC Ajax 1-0 1-2 UEFA Cup 1974-75 FC Twente 0-1 1-3 UEFA Cup 1977-78 AFC Ajax 1-1 (2) 1-1 Champion Clubs’ Cup 1995-96 AFC Ajax 1-1 (3) UEFA Champions League 1996-97 AFC Ajax 4-1 2-1 UEFA Champions League 1997-98 Feyenoord 5-1 0-2 UEFA Champions League 2002-03 Feyenoord 2-0 1-1 UEFA Champions League 2004-05 AFC Ajax 1-0 UEFA Champions League Total balance: Played: 17; Won: 7; Drawn: 5; Lost: 5; Goals For: 25; Goals Against: 18 (1) The final played in Belgrade (2) Juventus won penalty shoot-out 3-0 (1-1 after extra-time in Turin) (3) The final played in Rome. Juventus won penalty shoot-out 4-2 AFC Ajax v Italian clubs Season Opponents Home Away Competition 1968-69 AC Milan 1-4 (1) Champion Clubs’ Cup 1969-70 SSC Napoli 4-0 0-1 Fairs Cup 1971-72 FC Internazionale Milano 2-0 (2) Champion Clubs’ Cup 1972-73 Juventus 1-0 (3) Champion Clubs’ Cup 1973-74 AC Milan 6-0 0-1 UEFA Super Cup 1974-75 Juventus 2-1 0-1 UEFA Cup 1977-78 Juventus 1-1 1-1 (4) Champion Clubs’ Cup 1991-92 Genoa 1893 1-1 3-2 UEFA Cup 1991-92 Torino Calcio 0-0 2-2 UEFA Cup (5) 1993-94 Parma AC 0-0 0-2 Cup Winners’ Cup 1994-95 AC Milan 2-0 2-0 UEFA Champions League 1994-95 AC Milan 1-0 (6) UEFA Champions League 1995-96 Juventus 1-1 (7) UEFA Champions League 1996-97 Juventus 1-2 1-4 UEFA Champions League 1997-98 Udinese Calcio 1-0 1-2 UEFA Cup 2002-03 FC Internazionale Milano 1-2 0-1 UEFA Champions League 2002-03 AS Roma 2-1 1-1 UEFA Champions League 2002-03 AC Milan 0-0 2-3 UEFA Champions League 2003-04 AC Milan 0-1 0-1 UEFA Champions League 2004-05 Juventus 0-1 UEFA Champions League Total balance: Played: 34; Won: 11; Drawn: 9; Lost: 14; Goals For: 40; Goals Against: 37 (1) The final played at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid (2) The final played at De Kuip, Rotterdam (3) The final played in Belgrade (4) Juventus won the penalty shoot-out 3-0 (5) The final (6) The final played at the Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna (7) The final played at the Stadio Olimpico, Rome; Juventus won 4-2 in penalty shoot-out UEFA Press Information
  • Record in Europe JUVENTUS Ap MP W D L GF GA European Champion Clubs’ Cup 23 167 85 38 44 279 168 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup 4 27 17 5 5 53 19 UEFA Cup 11 98 64 11 23 198 83 Fairs Cup 6 46 27 11 8 80 37 Total 44 338 193 65 80 610 307 AFC AJAX Ap MP W D L GF GA European Champion Clubs’ Cup 23 141 72 32 37 228 132 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup 5 28 18 2 8 53 22 UEFA Cup 13 70 38 11 21 140 64 Fairs Cup 1 10 6 0 4 24 11 Total 42 249 134 45 70 445 229 Ap=Appearances MP=Matches Played W=Won D=Drawn L=Lost GF=Goals For GA=Goals Against UEFA Press Information
  • Booking List Group C Qualification Group Stage 1 - Matchdays phases Y R 1 2 3 4 5 6 FC BAYERN MÜNCHEN Michael BALLACK Y LUCIO Y Hasan SALIHAMIDZIC Y ZÉ ROBERTO da Silva Y AFC AJAX Anthony OBODAI Y Y * Steven PIENAAR Y Y * Wesley SNEIJDER Y Y * JUVENTUS BIRINDELLI Alessandro 1 BLASI Manuele 1 Mauro Germán CAMORANESI Y Y * Fabio CANNAVARO Y EMERSON Ferreira Y Zlatan IBRAHIMOVIC Y MICCOLI Fabrizo 1 Pavel NEDVED Y THURAM Lilian 1 ZEBINA Jonathan Y MACCABI TEL-AVIV FC ABO SIAM Salem 2 1 * ADDO Ishmael 1 BITON Eli 1 Y * COHEN Tamir 2 * DEGO Barukh 1 MARCIO GIOVANINI Y Yehoshua NAGAR Y PANTSIL John 1 Y * REIS LINO Bruno 2 * STRAUBER Liran 1 STROOL Avi 1 Y * Oren ZITONI Y Y Booked R sent off suspension ### suspension for at least 1 match * misses next match if booked UEFA Press Information
  • Referee, Assistants and Delegates JUVENTUS v AFC AJAX Referee Konrad Plautz (Austria) Asst. Referees Markus Mayr (Austria) and Walter Staudinger (Austria) 4th Official Gerald Lehner (Austria) Delegate Rudolf Zavrl (Slovenia) Ref. Observer Vlado Sajn (Slovenia) Media Officer André Francioli Konrad PLAUTZ (Austria) Date of Birth: 16.10.1964 in Navis Hometown: Navis Profession: Quality-Manager Languages: German / English Height-Weight: 171 cm – 69 kg Referee since: 1984 1st Division: 1992 FIFA Badge: 1996 Tournaments: European Under-16 Championship (Austria in 1996) Other sports: Running / Skiing Hobbies: Sport / Theatre-Actor International matches Date Res Venue Competition 29.04.96 Romania – Ukraine 0-1 Bad Vöslau Under-16 11.05.96 Portugal – France 1-0 Vienna Under-16 19.05.96 Ukraine – Bulgaria 2-1 Donetsk Women 23.06.96 FC Spartak Trnava – FK Cukaricki 3-0 Trnava Intertoto Cup 06.08.96 1. FC Košice – Celtic FC 0-0 Košice UEFA Cup 22.10.96 Romania – Israel 1-2 Ploiesti Under-18 26.10.96 Ukraine – Romania 1-2 Plopeni Under-18 21.06.97 Panahaiki GC – Stabæk IF 1-1 Patras Intertoto Cup 28.08.97 APOEL Nicosia FC – HB Tórshavn 6-0 Nicosia Cup Winners’ Cup 18.09.97 FC København – FC Ararat Yerevan 3-0 Copenhagen Cup Winners’ Cup 02.10.97 Spain – Belgium 2-0 Plasencia Under-18 05.11.97 Greece – Romania 1-0 Ioannina Under-18 29.07.98 FC Kapaz – LKS Lódz 1-3 Ganja Champions Cup 25.08.98 Malmö FF – HNK Hajduk Split 1-2 Malmö UEFA Cup 01.10.98 FC Haka – Panionios GS 1-3 Valkeakoski Cup Winners’ Cup 13.10.98 Greece – Georgia 3-2 Athens Under-21 22.10.98 KRC Genk – Real Mallorca 1-1 Brussels Cup Winners’ Cup 27.03.99 Turkey – Moldova 2-0 Istanbul EURO 2000 26.08.99 Újpesti TE – FK Vojvodina 1-1 Budapest UEFA Cup 30.09.99 FC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih – Parma AC 0-3 Krivoy Rog UEFA Cup 21.10.99 Club Atlético de Madrid – KS Amica Wronki 1-0 Madrid UEFA Cup 13.11.99 Russia – Slovakia 0-1 Moscow Under-21 26.07.00 RC Celta de Vigo – Aston Villa FC 1-0 Vigo Intertoto Cup 27.09.00 AC Sparta Praha – FC Shakhtar Donetsk 3-2 Prague Champions League 24.10.00 FC Dynamo Kyiv – PSV Eindhoven 0-1 Kiev Champions League 23.11.00 Club Brugge KV – FC Barcelona 0-2 Bruges UEFA Cup 15.02.01 FC Porto – FC Nantes Atlantique 3-1 Porto UEFA Cup 14.03.01 Leeds United AFC – S.S. Lazio 3-3 Leeds Champions League UEFA Press Information
  • 25.04.01 Serbia and Montenegro – Russia 0-1 Belgrade World Cup 08.08.01 FC Steaua Bucuresti – FC Dynamo Kyiv 2-4 Bucharest Champions Cup 05.09.01 Belarus – Poland 4-1 Minsk World Cup 19.09.01 Panathinaikos FC – RCD Mallorca 2-0 Athens Champions League 17.10.01 Olympique Lyonnais – Fenerbahçe SK 3-1 Lyon Champions League 22.11.01 Parma AC – Brøndby IF 1-1 Parma UEFA Cup 19.02.02 Valencia CF – Servette FC 3-0 Valencia UEFA Cup 19.03.02 Boavista FC – Manchester United FC 0-3 Porto Champions League 14.08.02 AC Milan – FC Slovan Liberec 1-0 Milan Champions Cup 07.09.02 Finland – Wales 0-2 Helsinki EURO 2004 17.09.02 KRC Genk – AEK Athens FC 0-0 Genk Champions League 22.10.02 FC Spartak Moskva – Liverpool FC 1-3 Moscow Champions League 28.11.02 FC Girondins de Bordeaux – RSC Anderlecht 0-2 Bordeaux UEFA Cup 20.02.03 S.S. Lazio – Wisla Krakow 3-3 Rome UEFA Cup 02.04.03 Estonia – Bulgaria 0-0 Tallinn EURO 2004 20.08.03 Turkey – Moldova 2-0 Ankara Friendly 26.08.03 Wisla Kraków – RSC Anderlecht 0-1 Kraków Champions Cup 11.10.03 Russia – Georgia 3-1 Moscow EURO 2004 21.10.03 FC Dynamo Kyiv – Arsenal FC 2-1 Kyiv Champions League 05.11.03 PSV Eindhoven – AEK Athens FC 2-0 Eindhoven Champions League 10.12.03 Juventus – Olympiacos CFP 7-0 Turin Champions League 26.02.04 Celtic FC – FK Teplice 3-0 Glasgow UEFA Cup 25.03.04 RCD Mallorca – Newcastle United FC 0-3 Palma UEFA Cup 11.08.04 Rosenborg BK – Maccabi Haifa FC 2-1 Trondheim Champions Cup 04.09.04 Romania – F.Y.R. Macedonia 2-1 Craiova World Cup 29.09.04 PSV Eindhoven – Panathinaikos FC 1-0 Eindhoven Champions League 23.11.04 Juventus – AFC Ajax Turin Champions League UEFA Press Information