• This will be the first competitive meeting between the two sides.
  • Barcelona have reached the semi-finals of the Champions League in each of the last six seasons, the longest run in the history of the competition.
  • Barcelona have won none of their last 4 Champions League games (2 draws, 2 defeats), their worst run since 2001/02.
  • Ajax are making their 12th appearance in the Champions League (since 1992/93). Only PSV Eindhoven have qualified for the competition more times amongst Dutch sides (13).
  • Ajax have won the European Cup/Champions League four times (1971, 1972, 1973, 1995), more than any other Dutch side.
  • Ajax have lost their last eight games against Spanish opposition in European competition.
  • Ajax have never kept a clean sheet in their last seven Champions League games, conceding 19 goals in the process.
  • Ajax have won only one of their last eight Champions League games (at home v Manchester City last season).
  • Lionel Messi has netted 59 goals in the Champions League, only Raul (71) has more goals to his name in the competition.