Tuesday October 18, 2011 Group Stage: Group D Finished Maksimir

Dinamo Zagreb 0 - 2 Ajax

  • Boerrigter 49’
  • Eriksen 90’

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    Time:90'
    • Dinamo Zagreb
    • Ajax
    • 94' The whistle finally blows and Ajax record their first win of the group stage, against a Dinamo side who have now failed to find the net in three matches.
    • 94' Tomecak's cross ushered out but Dinamo quicky regain the ball as Ajax remain firm on the edge of the goalmouth.
    • 93' Successive late corners for Dinamo who make one final surge forward, high ball drops to Rukavina side the box but Vermeer is equal to the forward's effort.
    • 92' Eriksen now departs for the field for Lodeiro.
    • 90' 2-0 Ajax! Bulykin through ball from inside own half, wonderfully composed finish by Christian Eriksen who fires the Dutch side towards their first group stage victory.
    • 89' Vida sends a low cross into the Ajax goalmouth but Rukavina goes down too easily and ball rolls out of play.
    • 88' Almost an own goal by Dinamo. Kelvava misjudges flight of ball, Vida relieved as ball deflects of him but rolls wide of the post.
    • 87' Anita bursts into space down the left and whips in a cross towards far post - headed out for a corner.
    • 85' Eriksen feeds the ball from the left in midfield but Ajax lose possession. Dinamo quickly foul with Tomecak's late challenge. Resulting in the substitute being booked.
    • 83' Game slipping away now from Dinamo. Kovacic fouled, the home side send the ball down the left flank but the ball is ushered out for a goal kick.
    • 82' Free-kick to Dinamo, Tomecack fouled. Ball crossed into box but straight into Vermeer's hands.
    • 79' Zagreb make change: Calello OFF, Tomecak ON
    • 78' Calello fires wide from edge of area for Dinamo, thier eighth shot on target of evening.
    • 76' Simunic cautioned after overly physical challenge.
    • 75' Theo Janssen could've doubled Ajax's advantage after being played through on goal but his shot was well saved by Kelava.
    • 74' Throw-in to Dinamo on the halfway line. Kovacic plays a ball forward but unable to retain possession.
    • 73' Bulykin already using his presence to threaten the Zagreb defence.
    • 72' Pokrivac holds ball but isolated and unable to draw upon support and concedes possession.
    • 70' Changes for both sides. Beqiraj OFF, Pokrivac ON for Dinamo. Ajax: Boerrigter OFF, Bulykin ON.
    • 69' Sammir threats a long ball to Beqiraj who checks back into the box before being disposed of possession.
    • 68' Ajax slowly building inside the Zagreb half. Midway through the half now and Dinamo have offered little since going a goal behind.
    • 66' Tonel long ball, finds its way to Leko who shots low from centre midfield resulting in a comfortable save for the Ajax goalkeeper.
    • 66' Ajax corner meanwhile, Kelava not convincing and immediately concedes a successive corrner, which he this time deals with.
    • 65' Dimano starting to press forward now as Beqiarj sprays ball wide, resulting cross finds Ibanez whose shot is saved.
    • 62' Christian Eriksen feeds the ball to Anita who is enjoying a good second-half for Ajax.
    • 61 Sammir into the book now for Dinamo - late challenge.
    • 60 Fine cut back from Enoh but Alderweireld sents his low shot wide from edge of area.
    • 59 Rukavina's shot blocked just outside of Ajax area after Beqiarj's pass.
    • 57 Dinamo Zagreb have offered little since going a goal behind minutes after the re-start. Ajax appearing a lot more settled as a result of Boerrigter's fine strike.
    • 55 Ajax looking to get the ball wide on every occassion as Van der Weil's cross is headed out for a corner.
    • 53' Attempt of through ball, blocked by the Portuguese Tonel for a throwing, which Ajax unable to build off.
    • 51' A defeat here for Dinamo makes qualification from Group D almost impossible. The home side looking to find lone striker Beqiraj but Enoh well positioned to see out potential threat.
    • 50' Dinamo looking to build from the back but struggling to retain possession.
    • 50' Ajax's first goal of the group stage and much needed after an unconvincing first-half.
    • 49' Ajax score throuh Boerrigter. Fires left-footed across goal from edge of area, into the bottom corner.
    • 46' Dinamo sub: Badelj OFF, Kovacic ON
    • 46' Second-half begins.
    • 45' Half-time whistle goes and it somehow remains goalless as both Dinamo Zagreb and Ajax squander chances to go ahead. Both sides still without a goal in the group stage and easy to see why on the evidence of this first-half performance.
    • 42' Strong claim for an Ajax penalty waved away as Dinamo goalkeeper Kelava bundled over De Jong, as the Ajax forward chased onto to a long ball. Referee Manuel Grafe immediately waved play-on.
    • 40' Chances at both ends in quick succession as this first-half somehow remains goalless despite both sides being guilty of poor defending. Sammir forced Vermeer into saving well to his bottom left with a side-footed effort the centre of the goalmouth. Almost immediately afterwards, Kelava saved low down right, as De Jong shot from close range towards the near post.
    • 36' Best chance of the game for Dinamo Zagreb. Wonderful diagonal run from the left hand side saw Rukavina poke the ball past two Ajax defenders but he could only fire over from 18 yards much to the relief of the Ajax defence.
    • 30' Brazilian playmaker Sammir again the creative threat for Dinamo. A short run and nutmeg on the edge of the edge area gave the 24 year old space to play a short pass left into the path of Badelj, who’s shot from 15 yards out, left of goal, forced a corner.
    • 24' Dinamo again under pressure. Eriksen bursts into area but Ivan Kelava saves at the midfielder's feet before spilling the ball and conceding a corner.
    • 20' Another effort off target from De Jong. Boerrigter's cross met by the Ajax midfielder-cum-forward whose unopposed header from the centre of the goalmouth glanced wide.
    • 11' At the other end, Ajax squander the best chance of the game so far in quite a fashion. Vertonghen’s free-kick from 25 yards parried into the path of De Jong who, unmarked from 5 yards, fires wide.
    • 8' Another chance for Dinamo Zagreb, as Ajax keeper Vermeer once again called into action. Sammir’s inviting through ball was met by Leko, who took the ball into the edge of the area before shooting straight into the hands of the Ajax keeper from just inside right-hand side of the area.
    • 5' Dinamo's Derek Boerrigter, coming onto his right foot, saw his shot saved from ten yards after bursting into the goalmouth from the left hand side of the box.
    • 4' A nervy start for the visitors, a stray back pass caused early panic amongst the Ajax defence, who are now starting to settle.
    • 19:45 Match underway.
    • 19:43 Dinamo coach Krunoslav Jurcic has spoken of adopting an attacking approach to tonight's game, as has his opposite number Frank de Boer.
    • 19:42 The two sides out on the field at the Maksimir Stadium, Zagreb.
    • 19:41 Ajax have won three of their last four meetings with Dinamo Zagreb, anything other than a win for the Dutch side is likely to end any chance of progression into the knockout stages.
    • 19:27 Dinamo Zagreb’s last outing in the Champions League was a 2-0 defeat in Lyon, Ajax were soundly beaten 3-0 by Real Madrid. Both teams looking to get back on track tonight to keep their slim hopes of qualification alive.
    • 19:24 In Group D, Ajax trail in third with one point and Dinamo lie in fourth and are still searching for their first points. The two sides trail group leaders Real Madrid and Olympique Lyonnais who have six and four points respectively.
    • 19:02 Both sides winless over the weekend. Dinamo Zagreb were handed their first domestic defeat of the season, losing 2-1 against NK Zadar. Ajax forced a 2-2 draw against AZ Alkmaar.
    • 19:01 Manuel Grafe (Germany) will officiate tonight’s match in Zagreb in an encounter that neither Ajax or Dinamo can afford to lose, in a group they share with Lyon and Real Madrid.
    • 19:01 DINAMO ZAGREB: Kelava, Ibanez, Simunic, Tonel, Vida, Calello, Leko, Sammir, Badelj, Beciraj, Rukavina… Subs: Loncaric, Kovacic, Tomecak, Situm, Pokrivac, Cufre, Krstanovic /// AJAX: Vermeer, Van Der Wiel, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Anita, Enoh, Eriksen, De Jong, Janssen, Sulejmani, Boerrigter… Subs: Cillessen, Ooijer, Boilesen, Blind, Bulykin, Lukoki, Koppers
    • 19:02 Welcome to our LIVE coverage of this Champions League clash between Dinamo Zagreb and Ajax. Kick-off is at 7.45pm UK time, we'll have all the team news and build-up from an hour before then.
  • Summary

    • 90' 2-0 Ajax! Bulykin through ball from inside own half, wonderfully composed finish by Christian Eriksen who fires the Dutch side towards their first group stage victory.
    • 88' Almost an own goal by Dinamo. Kelvava misjudges flight of ball, Vida relieved as ball deflects of him but rolls wide of the post.
    • 75' Theo Janssen could've doubled Ajax's advantage after being played through on goal but his shot was well saved by Kelava.
    • 60 Fine cut back from Enoh but Alderweireld sents his low shot wide from edge of area.
    • 49' Ajax score throuh Boerrigter. Fires left-footed across goal from edge of area, into the bottom corner.
    • 46' Second-half begins.
    • 45' Half-time whistle goes and it somehow remains goalless as both Dinamo Zagreb and Ajax squander chances to go ahead. Both sides still without a goal in the group stage and easy to see why on the evidence of this first-half performance.
    • 42' Strong claim for an Ajax penalty waved away as Dinamo goalkeeper Kelava bundled over De Jong, as the Ajax forward chased onto to a long ball. Referee Manuel Grafe immediately waved play-on.
    • 36' Best chance of the game for Dinamo Zagreb. Wonderful diagonal run from the left hand side saw Rukavina poke the ball past two Ajax defenders but he could only fire over from 18 yards much to the relief of the Ajax defence.
    • 30' Brazilian playmaker Sammir again the creative threat for Dinamo. A short run and nutmeg on the edge of the edge area gave the 24 year old space to play a short pass left into the path of Badelj, who’s shot from 15 yards out, left of goal, forced a corner.
    • 11' At the other end, Ajax squander the best chance of the game so far in quite a fashion. Vertonghen’s free-kick from 25 yards parried into the path of De Jong who, unmarked from 5 yards, fires wide.
    • 8' Another chance for Dinamo Zagreb, as Ajax keeper Vermeer once again called into action. Sammir’s inviting through ball was met by Leko, who took the ball into the edge of the area before shooting straight into the hands of the Ajax keeper from just inside right-hand side of the area.
    • 5' Dinamo's Derek Boerrigter, coming onto his right foot, saw his shot saved from ten yards after bursting into the goalmouth from the left hand side of the box.
    • 19:01 DINAMO ZAGREB: Kelava, Ibanez, Simunic, Tonel, Vida, Calello, Leko, Sammir, Badelj, Beciraj, Rukavina… Subs: Loncaric, Kovacic, Tomecak, Situm, Pokrivac, Cufre, Krstanovic /// AJAX: Vermeer, Van Der Wiel, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Anita, Enoh, Eriksen, De Jong, Janssen, Sulejmani, Boerrigter… Subs: Cillessen, Ooijer, Boilesen, Blind, Bulykin, Lukoki, Koppers

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  • Dinamo Zagreb

    Manager: Krunoslav Jurcic

  • Ajax

    Manager: Frank De Boer

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