Ajax-Juventus tonight

Posted on 18/02/2010

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The bianconeri, tonight, will make their debut in the Europa League, playing against Ajax at the Amsterdam Arena in a match valid for the final 32. Juventus know the stadium well, having played there against the lancers already 11 times, with a favorable balance of 5 victories and only two defeats. 

Tonight’s match will be special for a number of players: For Grygera, who played for Ajax for 4 seasons, for Diego, who last year when playing for Werder Bremen “punished”, the current coach of the Dutch team who was at the time the coach of Hamburg in the semi-final of the Europa League and for Del Piero who at the Amsterdam Arena, wearing the Italy jersey won a historical semi-final in the 2000 European Championship against Holland (3-1 after penalties).  

It will be an important match most of all, however, for Juventus who must confirm themselves after the championship victory against Genoa. Kick-off is scheduled for 19:00hrs. The return match will be played in Turin on the 25th of February. Who makes it through to the next round will meet the winner of the match between Fulham and Shakhtar Donetsk in the final 16.
Source: Juventus.com
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