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Champions League: Ajax lose to Rostov to miss out on group stage

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Rostov have been compared to Leicester after they went from fighting relegation to league title challengers last season

Four-time European champions Ajax missed out on a place in the Champions League group stage after losing 4-1 to Rostov.

Russian side Rostov won 5-2 on aggregate to reach the group stage for the first time in their history.

It is the second season in a row that Ajax have failed to reach the group stage - they were knocked out by Rapid Vienna a year ago.

Borussia Monchengladbach beat Young Boys Bern 6-1 for a 9-2 aggregate win.

Thorgan Hazard, brother of Chelsea forward Eden, and Raffael both scored hat-tricks for the German side against the Swiss team.

Denmark's FC Copenhagen also progressed as a 1-1 draw at APOEL Nicosia of Cyprus secured a 2-1 win on aggregate, while Croat side Dinamo Zagreb won 2-1 at Austria's Red Bull Salzburg for a 3-2 aggregate win.

The draw for the group stage of the Champions League takes place on Thursday at 17:00 BST.

Line-ups

FC Rostov

  • 35Dzhanaev
  • 2Kalachev
  • 25Novoseltsev
  • 44NavasBooked at 53mins
  • 30KudryashovBooked at 83mins
  • 5Terentjev
  • 89ErokhinSubstituted forEzatolahiat 79'minutes
  • 84Gatcan
  • 16Noboa
  • 7PolozBooked at 41minsSubstituted forDoumbiaat 87'minutes
  • 20AzmounBooked at 39minsSubstituted forBukharovat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Ezatolahi
  • 8Kireev
  • 10Doumbia
  • 11Bukharov
  • 19Bayramyan
  • 69Kovalev
  • 77Medvedev

Ajax

  • 1Cillessen
  • 2Tete
  • 3Veltman
  • 4Riedewald
  • 26ViergeverBooked at 87mins
  • 27Gudelj
  • 10Klaassen
  • 6BazoerSubstituted forDolbergat 58'minutes
  • 7El GhaziSubstituted forSchöneat 45'minutes
  • 9Traore
  • 11YounesSubstituted forCassierraat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Sánchez
  • 8Sinkgraven
  • 16Westermann
  • 19Cassierra
  • 20Schöne
  • 25Dolberg
  • 33Boer
Referee:
Milorad Mazic
Attendance:
15,320

Match Stats

Home TeamFC RostovAway TeamAjax
Possession
Home34%
Away66%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, FC Rostov 4, Ajax 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Rostov 4, Ajax 1.

Foul by Nemanja Gudelj (Ajax).

Aleksandr Bukharov (FC Rostov) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kasper Dolberg (Ajax).

Saeid Ezatolahi (FC Rostov) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Rostov. Moussa Doumbia replaces Dmitriy Poloz.

Booking

Nick Viergever (Ajax) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Nick Viergever (Ajax).

Timofei Kalachev (FC Rostov) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! FC Rostov 4, Ajax 1. Davy Klaassen (Ajax) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Dismissal

Fyodor Kudryashov (FC Rostov) is shown the red card.

Penalty Ajax. Kasper Dolberg draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Fyodor Kudryashov (FC Rostov) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt blocked. Bertrand Traore (Ajax) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lasse Schöne.

Foul by Kasper Dolberg (Ajax).

Ivan Novoseltsev (FC Rostov) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Rostov. Saeid Ezatolahi replaces Aleksandr Erokhin.

Substitution

Substitution, Ajax. Mateo Cassierra replaces Amin Younes.

Attempt missed. Bertrand Traore (Ajax) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Amin Younes.

Attempt missed. Kenny Tete (Ajax) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lasse Schöne.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Rostov. Aleksandr Bukharov replaces Sardar Azmoun.

Corner, Ajax. Conceded by Soslan Dzhanaev.

Attempt saved. Lasse Schöne (Ajax) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Davy Klaassen.

Attempt saved. Aleksandru Gatcan (FC Rostov) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Timofei Kalachev with a cross.

Attempt missed. Lasse Schöne (Ajax) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Kasper Dolberg.

Foul by Kasper Dolberg (Ajax).

Aleksandru Gatcan (FC Rostov) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Amin Younes (Ajax) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ivan Novoseltsev (FC Rostov).

Goal!

Goal! FC Rostov 4, Ajax 0. Dmitriy Poloz (FC Rostov) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Aleksandr Erokhin with a through ball following a fast break.

Kasper Dolberg (Ajax) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by César Navas (FC Rostov).

Joël Veltman (Ajax) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sardar Azmoun (FC Rostov).

Foul by Nick Viergever (Ajax).

Dmitriy Poloz (FC Rostov) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! FC Rostov 3, Ajax 0. Christian Noboa (FC Rostov) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ivan Novoseltsev following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Ivan Novoseltsev (FC Rostov) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Aleksandr Erokhin (FC Rostov) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sardar Azmoun.

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Wednesday 24th August 2016

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