Ajax - Milan. Litmanen came back in time

Ajax - Milan. Litmanen came back in timeCoach Ajax Ronald Koeman added to the application for the match against Milan Jari Litmanen, whose experience will surely benefit the Dutch youth.a 32-year veteran was sidelined since December 15, but Koeman, declaring him to a duel, which will be held at the Amsterdam Arena, didn't hesitate for one second, the more that will not play Andy van der Meyde. After receiving consent to participate in the match recovered from the Achilles injury Litmanen, Koeman said: "Jari said that it will be able to play for 20-25 minutes. That is enough for me".Another good news was the return to the ranks of the Swedish national team player Zlatan Ibrahimovic, due to microtrauma hip missed Saturday's match with "Roosendaal" (4:1). History is also on the side of the Dutch. The defending Champions and Cup holders the Netherlands in five of Milan meetings lost only once, in 1969, the Rossoneri beat Ajax in the final of the European Cup - 4:1. In 1994/95 the Dutch won over their today's opponents just three victories, including in the finals - 1:0. Then in Ajax together with Litmanen shone and Clarence Seedorf, who now represents the "Milan".However, despite a glorious history, Koeman in the upcoming game gives preference to his opponents: "I Think that Milan can be compared with Valencia. Both teams know and love to play football. They are unlikely to act in the defense, as "the Internationale" in two games with us."For Cumana, to add strength to the midfield, instead of Nigel De Jong is likely uses Abubakari Yakubu, no matter who appears in the attack rivals - Andriy Shevchenko or Rivaldo: "Both remain top class strikers. Whoever eventually played, we know what to expect from them". Apparently, the field will be someone from this Duo, as the third striker Milan, Filippo Inzaghi, on Monday came down with fever.The captain of the Dutch Cristian Chivu and Bogdana LaBonte, Steven Pienaar, Rafael van der Vaart, De Jong and Ibrahimovic already there are warnings. So if they want to become members of the second leg at San Siro, they need to be very careful on Tuesday. "Milan" cards have Gennaro Gattuso, Andrea Pirlo and Serginho.Coach Milan Carlo Ancelotti, whose team on Saturday in the series But lost to "Parma" (0:1), says that his team will play "to win", mindful of the importance of their goals away. However, the Italian is not going to saturate the maximum attack damage attack: "In the "Ajax" there is a group of young players hungry for wins. I have no doubt that they will go forward, and we have to worry about it."Koeman hopes to experience Litmanen, but the Rossoneri are very experienced. So, the player of the Dutch national team Seedorf quite carefully vyskazyvatsja about the upcoming game: "We play in the quarterfinals and do not intend to underestimate the picking".Theo Ruisenor.



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