Real Madrid finish second after 4-1 win over Ajax

Brazilian Kaka celebrates after scoring for Madrid. Photo: AFP

Real Madrid made light work of Ajax with an emphatic 4-1 win, but still had to settle for second place in Champions League group D.

Thursday, 6 December, 2012, 2:18am

Ajax line up van der Sar for manager’s job

Former Dutch international goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar is being lined up as the next general manager of Ajax. Photo: AFP

Former Dutch international goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar is being lined up as the next general manager of Ajax, the club announced on Friday.

A statement on the Dutch champions’s website read: “Ajax can confirm the clubs are in negotiations with Edwin van der Sar over a management job ... but these negotiations have not yet concluded.”

10 Nov 2012 - 10:29am

Roberto Mancini rages as Manchester City face cut from Champions League

Mancini went onto the pitch to confront referee Peter Rasmussen at the final whistle.

Roberto Mancini declared Manchester City's Champions League campaign over after seeing his side held 2-2 by Ajax in a fiery clash at the Etihad Stadium.

The result left the English champions five points below second-placed Real Madrid in group D with only two points from four games.

8 Nov 2012 - 3:17am

Kompany insists side can keep Champs League hopes alive

Manchester City's Vincent Kompany (left) vies with Swansea City's Jonathan de Guzman (right).

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany insists his side will keep their faltering Champions League campaign alive with a victory in their do-or-die clash against Ajax tonight.

Roberto Mancini's team are on the verge of making an early exit from Europe's elite club competition for the second successive season after taking just one point from their first three group D matches.

6 Nov 2012 - 2:46am

Manchester City face vital clash with Ajax

Edin Dzeko celebrates against West Bromwich Albion. Photo: EPA

Manchester City visit Ajax today knowing they can afford no further setbacks if they are to avoid a painful repeat of last season's Champions League group-phase exit.

Dealt another fiendish draw, City find themselves in third place in group D after two matches, five points behind leaders Real Madrid and three points adrift of Borussia Dortmund.

24 Oct 2012 - 2:33am

Bang Gang Deejays

11pm, Sat, Volar

11 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Last 10 European champions

Last 10 European champions:

2002-2003 AC Milan

2001-2002 Real Madrid

2000-2001 Bayern Munich

1999-2000 Real Madrid

1998-1999 Manchester United

1997-1998 Real Madrid

1996-1997 Borussia Dortmund

1995-1996 Juventus

1994-1995 Ajax Amsterdam

1993-1994 AC Milan

5 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Bid dropped

Barcelona: Spanish soccer giants Barcelona announced yesterday that they have abandoned their long-standing bid to sign Dutch internationals Frank and Ronald de Boer from Ajax.

Barcelona withdrew their interest after they failed to sign the twins ahead of Thursday night's deadline for players to be eligible for the European Champions' League.

22 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

They don't sell safety hats in Martin's colour

CAN anyone out there find a supply of green safety helmets? Democratic Party chief Martin Lee Chu-ming's been forced to drop the idea of getting a hard hat in his party's colour and buy one in white instead.

He could probably have got one in standard building-site yellow, but might have been mistaken for a politician from the opposing camp.

15 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Safety inquiry for Ajax firms

GOVERNMENT safety experts are to re-investigate two companies related to Ajax Engineers and Surveyors (AES) to see whether they meet stringent new lift regulations.

The firms, Ajax and Partners (A&P) and Ajax Technical Services (ATS), were added to Works Branch lists of selected contractors in January, just weeks after AES voluntarily asked to be taken off the same lists.

16 May 1995 - 12:00am

Lift case witness accuses director

A COMPANY boss called his Hong Kong office from Australia to ensure that false information was entered on a document relating to a construction site tragedy, the High Court heard yesterday.

Department head Chan Wong told the jury he was instructed by director Lo Kin-wing to make the bogus entry in the company's order book.

24 Mar 1995 - 12:00am