When in Amsterdam is quietly nervous ahead of tonight's game Ajax Amsterdam versus Manchester United.
One of the biggest
football matches of the year is due to kick off latter today. Amsterdam Ajax
plays Manchester United in the first of two matches for the Europe
in the knock-out round of 32.
Ajax Amsterdam has been experiencing problems on and off the field in 2012. Losses to arch-rival Feyenoord and ladder leaders have left the home side in 6th place in the Dutch League.
Management argument and court cases have also dominated Dutch headlines with some saying the
brand has been diminished by the bitter infighting. Ajax
Manchester United is in form. With a 2-1 victory over
Liverpool and striker Wayne Rooney scoring 10 goals over
his last 9 games the Red Devils will be favourites going into the game. Veteran player Ryan Giggs will be rested for the game but with a star studded line up it will be difficult for Ajax to win.
Irregardless of recent results
will be playing for pride. Ajax fans are a
hardened lot and they will be looking for their team to show that they are no
push overs at home. Amsterdam
|picture taken from corollaforum.nl|
(taken from Mirror Football)