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Outsiders might have thought Ajax were chanceless against Manchester City last Wednesday. Frank de Boer said, after the draw, that Manchester City at home was a game Ajax had a good chance of winning. Despite the last home game against an English team was back in 1987 against Nottingham Forst, Ajax normally play well against English sides. The away win at City’s rivals from Manchester last season proves that. Manchester City, the club with endless money versus Ajax, the club that’s famous for their successful academy. The club which total squad cost €498 million against the club which total squad cost €86 million. The champion of England playing against the champion of Holland. In every aspect of the beautiful game it was an interesting meeting.

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