Messi makes the difference against Ajax and equals Raúl’s record

Messi made the difference against Ajax and equalled Raúl’s record on Wednesday night in the Champions League.

Barcelona have now advanced to the last 16 of the Champions League thanks to their 2-0 triumph.

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Frank de Boer disappointed in Ajax first half display

Frank de Boer was disappointed in Ajax’s first half display on Tuesday evening at the Nou Camp. Barcelona won by a comfortable 3-1 scoreline with De Boer unhappy with his team’s first half performance stating that Ajax gave Barça too much respect. More on Frank De Boer

Ajax exploited Barcelona’s weaknesses

The Catalan giants came away from the Amsterdam Arena on Tuesday night after losing to an Ajax team that had them on the ropes for the first half of the match. The Dutchmen only eased off after Veltman was red carded for bringing down a man in the box. However, with the Dutch team down to ten men, Barcelona was still unable to unlock the door to the Ajax defense. More on Ajax and Barcelona

We have to keep winning and aiming for excellence says Barca coach

Tata Martino was evaluating in a pre-match press conference before the Ajax clash that although a draw will be enough for the Catalan giants to go top of the group, the coach only has winning on his mind. The coach said: “we’re not thinking about anything other than winning. We have to keep winning and aiming for excellence”. More on tonight’s game