Champions League - Group H
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Milan 0-0 Ajax

AC Milan qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League at the expense of Ajax on a night marred by crowd trouble.

Three Ajax supporters were taken to hospital after being stabbed during street fights before the goalless draw.

One supporter suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries after being stabbed in the stomach.

Milan qualified alongside Barcelona despite the dismissal of Riccardo Montolivo in the first half.

The injured Ajax fans were taken to Milan's San Carlo hospital.

A police spokesman said: "The one with the stomach wound is clearly the most serious but as far as I understand it's not life-threatening."

The fixture was played against a backdrop of off-field incidents on Wednesday.

A street salesman suffered a minor knife wound but did not require hospital treatment and three Ajax supporters were arrested after an attempted robbery of a street kiosk.

AC Milan's players celebrate reaching the last 16 after a tense night against Ajax

On the field, Ajax dominated even before midfielder Montolivo was shown a straight red card in the 22nd minute for a reckless challenge on Christian Poulsen.

Massimiliano Allegri's side held on to finish a point ahead of their opponents and four behind group winners Barcelona, who thrashed Celtic 6-1 at the Nou Camp.

Poulsen hit the post for Ajax after five minutes and keeper Christian Abbiati kept the visitors at bay with a several saves.

The Dutch side failed to capitalise on their numerical advantage and have to settle for a place in the Europa League.

Line-ups

Milan

  • 32Abbiati
  • 2De SciglioBooked at 88mins
  • 21Constant
  • 34de JongBooked at 83mins
  • 17Zapata
  • 25Bonera
  • 4MuntariBooked at 90mins
  • 18MontolivoBooked at 22mins
  • 45BalotelliBooked at 71mins
  • 22KakáSubstituted forMexesat 81'minutes
  • 92El ShaarawySubstituted forPoliat 24'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Mexes
  • 9Matri
  • 16Poli
  • 23Nocerino
  • 28Emanuelson
  • 35Coppola
  • 81Zaccardo

Ajax

  • 22Cillessen
  • 2van Rhijn
  • 17BlindBooked at 63mins
  • 5PoulsenSubstituted forHoesenat 45'minutes
  • 4Moisander
  • 24Denswil
  • 18Klaassen
  • 25SereroSubstituted forvan der Hoornat 80'minutes
  • 11KrkicSubstituted forSigthorssonat 72'minutes
  • 20Schöne
  • 7Fischer

Substitutes

  • 1Vermeer
  • 6van der Hoorn
  • 9Sigthorsson
  • 16Andersen
  • 23Hoesen
  • 27Ligeon
  • 34de Sa
Referee:
Howard Webb

Match Stats

Home TeamMilanAway TeamAjax
Possession
Home29%
Away71%
Shots
Home4
Away25
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Milan 0, Ajax 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Milan 0, Ajax 0.
Attempt missed. Davy Klaassen (Ajax) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ricardo van Rhijn with a headed pass.

Booking

Sulley Ali Muntari (Milan) is shown the yellow card.
Attempt missed. Mike van der Hoorn (Ajax) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ricardo van Rhijn with a cross.
Hand ball by Mario Balotelli (Milan).
Attempt blocked. Ricardo van Rhijn (Ajax) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lasse Schöne.
Daley Blind (Ajax) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Mario Balotelli (Milan).
Attempt saved. Daley Blind (Ajax) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Hand ball by Mario Balotelli (Milan).
Foul by Stefano Denswil (Ajax).
Andrea Poli (Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Mattia De Sciglio (Milan) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Danny Hoesen (Ajax).
Cristian Zapata (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Daley Blind (Ajax).
Mario Balotelli (Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt blocked. Daley Blind (Ajax) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ricardo van Rhijn.
Attempt missed. Stefano Denswil (Ajax) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Attempt blocked. Davy Klaassen (Ajax) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mike van der Hoorn with a headed pass.

Booking

Nigel de Jong (Milan) is shown the yellow card.
Mike van der Hoorn (Ajax) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Daniele Bonera (Milan).

Substitution

Substitution, Milan. Philippe Mexes replaces Kaká.

Substitution

Substitution, Ajax. Mike van der Hoorn replaces Thulani Serero.
Attempt missed. Kevin Constant (Milan) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.
Foul by Stefano Denswil (Ajax).
Mario Balotelli (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Lasse Schöne (Ajax) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Foul by Stefano Denswil (Ajax).
Mario Balotelli (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Viktor Fischer (Ajax) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Danny Hoesen.
Attempt blocked. Viktor Fischer (Ajax) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Davy Klaassen (Ajax) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Kevin Constant (Milan).

Substitution

Substitution, Ajax. Kolbeinn Sigthorsson replaces Bojan.

Booking

Mario Balotelli (Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Daley Blind (Ajax) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Mario Balotelli (Milan).
Attempt missed. Bojan (Ajax) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.
Attempt missed. Danny Hoesen (Ajax) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Lasse Schöne with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Ajax. Conceded by Christian Abbiati.
Attempt saved. Davy Klaassen (Ajax) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Bojan.
Offside, Ajax. Daley Blind tries a through ball, but Danny Hoesen is caught offside.
Daley Blind (Ajax) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Mario Balotelli (Milan).
Lasse Schöne (Ajax) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Kevin Constant (Milan).

Booking

Daley Blind (Ajax) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Daley Blind (Ajax).
Mario Balotelli (Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Daley Blind (Ajax).
Mario Balotelli (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Hand ball by Bojan (Ajax).
Attempt missed. Davy Klaassen (Ajax) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.
Attempt saved. Davy Klaassen (Ajax) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Thulani Serero.
Attempt blocked. Viktor Fischer (Ajax) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Danny Hoesen.
Foul by Danny Hoesen (Ajax).
Mattia De Sciglio (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Ajax. Conceded by Mario Balotelli.
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