Nov 6, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Amsterdam Arena
Ajax
1-0
Celtic
Schone (52')
Klaassen (40'), Denswil (68')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Samaras (19'), Izaguirre (43')

Frank de Boer: 'Ajax must win against Celtic'

Ajax Amsterdam head coach Frank De Boer attends a press conference on September 30, 2013
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Frank de Boer says that Ajax have to beat Celtic to stand any chance of progressing from their Champions League group.

Ajax manager Frank de Boer has admitted that a victory is crucial to his side when they face Celtic in the Champions League on Wednesday.

The Dutch champions were beaten 2-1 by the Bhoys in their last Group H fixture and De Boer believes that to stand any chance of reaching the knockout stages, they must come away with all three points when they meet in Amsterdam.

"How big is the match? Well, if we want to have a meaningful say in this group, we must get three points, that's clear," Sky Sports News quotes him as saying.

"It would take us a point ahead of Celtic. Also, if we presume Barcelona beat AC Milan at home, we can still have a chance of second spot.

"For Celtic, a draw may be enough and they'll go into it more confident than us as we're the team under pressure right now."

Ajax have picked up one point from their three Group H matches this season.

Celtic's Giorgos Samaras and Barcelona's Marc Bartra battle for the ball during their Champions League group match on October 1, 2013
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