Oct 22, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ‚ÄčCeltic Park
Celtic
2-1
Ajax
Forrest (45'), Kayal (54')
van Dijk (44')
Biton (89')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Schone (90')
Veltman (43'), Poulsen (44')

Frank De Boer: "We are playing for second place"

De Boer:
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Ajax coach Frank de Boer reveals that his side are playing for second place in their Champions League group that also contains Barcelona, AC Milan and Celtic.

Ajax coach Frank de Boer has admitted that his side are playing for second place in their Champions League group.

De Boer's team take on Celtic tonight in a group that also sees AC Milan entertain Barcelona, and the Dutchman feels that his side can only realistically challenge for a runners-up spot in Group H.

"We are playing for second place," De Boer told reporters. "It's obviously always nice to win, to lose is the worse option, but a draw could be enough because then we play Celtic at the Amsterdam ArenA.

"If we win, it could be very difficult for Celtic to get close to second place and if we lose, Celtic takes a great advantage.

"The players have to enjoy this kind of atmosphere. When you're young, you want to play in stadiums like this, in that kind of atmosphere."

The Amsterdam outfit will be without Lerin Duarte and Bojan Krkic for the trip to Celtic Park.

On loan Barcelona frontman Bojan Krkic playing for Ajax on July 25, 2013
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