Champions League - Group H
AC MilanAC Milan0AjaxAjax0

Milan 0-0 Ajax

Ajax players react after they are knocked out by Milan

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.

Milan players celebrate reaching the last 16
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

AC Milan

Formation 4-3-2-1

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

Substitutes

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

Ajax

Formation 4-3-3

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

Substitutes

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

Match Stats

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

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Milan 0, Ajax 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Milan 0, Ajax 0.

  3. Post update

    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.

  4. Booking

    Sulley Ali Muntari (Milan) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    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.

  6. Post update

    Hand ball by Mario Balotelli (Milan).

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ricardo van Rhijn (Ajax) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lasse Schöne.

  8. Post update

    Daley Blind (Ajax) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Mario Balotelli (Milan).

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Daley Blind (Ajax) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  11. Post update

    Hand ball by Mario Balotelli (Milan).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Stefano Denswil (Ajax).

  13. Post update

    Andrea Poli (Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Booking

    Mattia De Sciglio (Milan) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Danny Hoesen (Ajax).

  16. Post update

    Cristian Zapata (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Daley Blind (Ajax).

  18. Post update

    Mario Balotelli (Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Daley Blind (Ajax) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ricardo van Rhijn.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Stefano Denswil (Ajax) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.