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He is defended well, though, and his cross does not have enough power. Blind and Tadic have the ball out on the left again. The referee blows his whistle and we are back underway.
Ajax will be disappointed with that first half. The visitors have been in superb form of late, but they were short on ideas and lacked creativity in the final third.
Cerny could be brought on for an extra spark or ten Hag may turn to the veteran Huntelaar as a focal point. AEK Athens will be happy with their defensive effort, though they will be keen to see more from Mantalos and Livaja on the break.
AEK Athens have frustrated Ajax to keep the score at half-time. The visitors have dominated the ball, but have struggled to create any clear cut chances.
Tadic gets space to dribble between the lines and tries a throughball to Dolberg. The midfielder holds onto the ball too long and the striker is caught offside.
Alef dinks a pass towards Ponce in the box. De Ligt jumps highest and heads clear. Livaja and Ponce play a couple of short passes in the centre circle as the hosts look to counter.
A pass to the right is intercepted by Blind and Ajax build another attack. De Jong runs onto a well-timed pass from Blind in the box. The midfielder takes too long on the ball and is closed down without getting a decent shot off.
Livaja gives away another foul for a shirt pull on de Ligt. De Jong is in pain after falling hard to the ground following an aerial contest with Livaja.
He looks okay to continue. Tadic turns down a pass to the underlapping Blind and dances past his full-back. He whips in yet another left-footed cross but it is too high for any of his team-mates.
Ponce gets a rare sighting of the ball with a pass down the wing. De Ligt jogs across and easily wins it. Neres runs onto a pass down the inside-right and tries to cross from the byline.
He is quickly closed down and AEK Athens force a goal kick. Oikonomou slides in on Dolberg from behind on the edge of the box and is rightly shown a yellow card.
AEK Athens are sitting very deep when Ajax have the ball. The visitors are very comfortable keeping possession and the home fans are not impressed with the pattern of the match so far.
Blind and Tadic exchange passes on the left yet again, which sees Blind get some space for a cross. He swings the ball in and forces Barkas to punch clear.
Tadic is closed down by a couple of defenders right by the touchline and goes down after a tackle from Livaja.
Ajax get the free-kick and nothing comes of it. AEK Athens clear the ball, but Ajax quickly regain possession. Schone is shocked to see the referee give him a yellow card for a high foot.
Ajax exchange a few quick passes out on the left wing. Wober carries the ball out of defence and into the AEK Athens half. In , shortly after the historical against Austria Wien, Bibie suddenly left, whereas Kleanthis Maropoulos and Michalis Delavinias, the last two great players from the pre-war team, retired from action.
The new major shareholder was quite well off, but not that strong to face shipowners Ntaifas and Vardinogiannis who owned Olympiacos and Panathinaikos respectively.
As of the summer of , AEK has been through continuous changes at all levels: The club brings to mind a trip of peace and solidarity to our suffering blood brothers.
In January , AEK was in the final stretch of a huge financial crisis that seemed to mathematically lead to dissolution.
In , AEK was the leader in the field, but not in the championship. However, it made impressive transfers, such as that of Rivaldo who had been set free from Olympiacos, the Villarreal captain, Rodolfo Arruabarrena, and the top scorer in the Primera B Nacional of Argentina, Ismael Blanco; it also sold 25, season tickets, but the end was bitter since another title was lost on paper due to the Wallner affair.
On November 2, , Demis Nikolaidis, feeling annoyed by the fact that footballers had been heckled, activated his resignation from the presidency.