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Mounir El Hamdaoui is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Olivier Sorin.
Long range effort from Delvin Ndinga misses to the left of the target.
Julien Quercia delivers the ball, Presas Oleguer manages to make a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Demy De Zeeuw. Jean-Pascal Mignot sent from the field by the ref for second bookable offence. Jean-Pascal Mignot is shown a yellow card for dissent.
Outswinging corner taken by Benoit Pedretti from the right by-line, Jan Vertonghen fouled by Delvin Ndinga, the ref awards a free kick. Maarten Stekelenburg takes the indirect free kick.
Centre by Benoit Pedretti, blocked by Presas Oleguer.
Cedric Hengbart crosses the ball, blocked by Luis Suarez.
A cross is delivered by Cedric Hengbart.
The ball is delivered by Urby Emanuelson, clearance made by Stephane Grichting.
Dennis Oliech handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Maarten Stekelenburg takes the free kick. Dennis Oliech shown a red card for second bookable offence.
Jan Vertonghen fouled by Dennis Oliech, the ref awards a free kick. Maarten Stekelenburg takes the free kick. Dennis Oliech is given a yellow card.
Maxime Bourgeois comes on in place of Roy Contout.
Luis Suarez takes a shot. Save by Olivier Sorin.
The offside flag is raised against Cedric Hengbart. Maarten Stekelenburg takes the free kick.
Centre by Roy Contout.
Roy Contout crosses the ball.
Dennis Oliech takes a shot. Save by Maarten Stekelenburg.
The ball is swung over by Roy Contout, clearance made by Jan Vertonghen.
Luis Suarez concedes a free kick for a foul on Adama Coulibaly. Indirect free kick taken by Olivier Sorin.
The official flags Dennis Oliech offside. Maarten Stekelenburg takes the free kick.
Eyong Enoh challenges Benoit Pedretti unfairly and gives away a free kick. Benoit Pedretti takes the indirect free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephane Grichting by Luis Suarez. Stephane Grichting takes the free kick.
Benoit Pedretti delivers the ball, Adama Coulibaly has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Benoit Pedretti from the left by-line, clearance by Jan Vertonghen.
Cedric Hengbart sends in a cross, blocked by Urby Emanuelson.
Shot from outside the box by Luis Suarez goes wide right of the target.
The ball is sent over by Julien Quercia, clearance by Rasmus Lindgren. Corner taken by Benoit Pedretti from the right by-line.
Unfair challenge on Luis Suarez by Roy Contout results in a free kick. Luis Suarez restarts play with the free kick. Kamel Chafni goes off and Julien Quercia comes on.
Dennis Oliech is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Maarten Stekelenburg.
Luis Suarez booked for dissent.
Unfair challenge on Cedric Hengbart by Luis Suarez results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Cedric Hengbart.
Kamel Chafni receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
Miralem Sulejmani fouled by Delvin Ndinga, the ref awards a free kick. Jan Vertonghen restarts play with the free kick. Presas Oleguer on for Miralem Sulejmani.
Roy Contout is caught offside. Maarten Stekelenburg takes the indirect free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dennis Oliech by Andre Ooijer. Andre Ooijer is sent off. Valter Birsa scores a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Ajax 2-1 Auxerre.
Luis Suarez produces a cross, Miralem Sulejmani takes a shot. Adama Coulibaly gets a block in.
Foul by Dennis Oliech on Jan Vertonghen, free kick awarded. Jan Vertonghen takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Jan Vertonghen by Dennis Oliech results in a free kick. Andre Ooijer takes the free kick.
Dennis Oliech produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.
Cedric Hengbart fouled by Eyong Enoh, the ref awards a free kick. Cedric Hengbart takes the free kick.
Luis Suarez fouled by Adama Coulibaly, the ref awards a free kick. Luis Suarez delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance made by Stephane Grichting.
A cross is delivered by Cedric Hengbart, Gregory Van Der Wiel makes a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Luis Suarez.
Kamel Chafni produces a cross.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gregory Van Der Wiel by Kamel Chafni. Luis Suarez crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Shot from just outside the area by Stephane Grichting goes over the bar.
Miralem Sulejmani challenges Cedric Hengbart unfairly and gives away a free kick. A cross is delivered by Benoit Pedretti, Dennis Oliech takes a shot. Maarten Stekelenburg manages to make a clearance.
Luis Suarez grabs a goal from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Ajax 2-0 Auxerre.The assist for the goal came from Miralem Sulejmani.
Corner taken by Gregory Van Der Wiel.
Shot by Luis Suarez from 6 yards. Blocked by Stephane Grichting.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luis Suarez by Benoit Pedretti. Indirect free kick taken by Gregory Van Der Wiel.
Luis Suarez produces a cross.
Dennis Oliech has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Maarten Stekelenburg makes a comfortable save.
Unfair challenge on Luis Suarez by Stephane Grichting results in a free kick. Demy De Zeeuw takes the free kick. Stephane Grichting is shown a yellow card.
The offside flag is raised against Dennis Oliech. Indirect free kick taken by Andre Ooijer.
Foul by Rasmus Lindgren on Benoit Pedretti, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Olivier Sorin.
Dariusz Dudka concedes a free kick for a foul on Eyong Enoh. Gregory Van Der Wiel restarts play with the free kick.
Roy Contout challenges Maarten Stekelenburg unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Maarten Stekelenburg.
Corner taken by Benoit Pedretti from the left by-line, Rasmus Lindgren manages to make a clearance.
Shot from 25 yards from Valter Birsa. Urby Emanuelson gets a block in.
The ball is sent over by Cedric Hengbart, Jan Vertonghen manages to make a clearance.
Cedric Hengbart receives a yellow card.
Dariusz Dudka concedes a free kick for a foul on Luis Suarez. Luis Suarez takes the direct free kick.
Dennis Oliech challenges Jan Vertonghen unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jan Vertonghen takes the indirect free kick.
Rasmus Lindgren gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Benoit Pedretti. Cedric Hengbart takes the direct free kick.
Effort from 20 yards by Valter Birsa. Save made by Maarten Stekelenburg.
Benoit Pedretti fouled by Eyong Enoh, the ref awards a free kick. Adama Coulibaly takes the free kick.
Corner from right by-line taken by Luis Suarez.
Demy De Zeeuw scores a fantastic goal from outside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Ajax 1-0 Auxerre.
Rasmus Lindgren takes a shot. Olivier Sorin makes a save.
Luis Suarez produces a cross, Demy De Zeeuw produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Roy Contout on Eyong Enoh. Demy De Zeeuw restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Kamel Chafni on Demy De Zeeuw, free kick awarded. Gregory Van Der Wiel takes the direct free kick.
The match has kicked off.
The referee gets the second half started.
The referee blows for half time.
The referee blows for the end of the match.
Ajax coach Martin Jol does not believe his club can take too much comfort from Auxerre's lowly Ligue 1 position ahead of their crucial Champions League clash between the teams at the Amsterdam ArenA.
Jol's team lost their Group G opener 2-0 at Real Madrid before drawing 1-1 with AC Milan, while Auxerre went down 2-0 to Milan and 1-0 to Madrid - meaning the upcoming double header between the sides is vital.
The two teams head into the game in contrasting domestic form, with Ajax second in the Eredivisie and Auxerre 17th in France.
But Jol reckons Jean Fernandez's side are much better than their league position suggests.
"It is a good and solid team with a few stars," he said.
"Auxerre has a unique style and performed very well last season.
"They are a well organised team, who got past Zenit St Petersburg [in the play-off] to get through to the Champions League.
"Their low spot in the French league rankings is a poor reflection of the qualities they have."
Full-back Vurnon Anita and midfielder Siem de Jong trained individually as they recover from calf and hamstring problems respectively. The former could feature but the latter will focus on being fit for the weekend game at Excelsior.
Defender Thimothee Atouba (knee) trained with the squad this morning, but the Auxerre game will come too soon for the Cameroonian.
Auxerre have picked up just eight points from their first nine Ligue 1 games and finished the weekend in the bottom four after going down 1-0 at home to Bordeaux on Saturday.
Captain Benoit Pedretti is hoping a different competition might bring about an upturn in fortunes for the French club.
He said in L'Equipe: "It's another competition, a different atmosphere... and in this competition, we have nothing to lose. We feel more liberated.
"Everything is possible. If Real Madrid get full points from their next two games against AC Milan and we take four points against Ajax, the second qualifying spot could be decided against Milan at the Abbe-Deschamps."
Pedretti admits his side do not have the squad to compete as they would wish both domestically and in Europe,
The 29-year-old added: "Of course we're not quite equipped to perform well in the championship and Champions League. If the issue is to maintain focus in Ligue 1 and limit the damage in Europe, it is possible. We would have liked to be stronger and have more ambitions in both competitions.
"We will try to remain in Ligue 1 and not be ridiculous in the Champions League.
"I do not know if a team playing in the Champions League has gone down the same year to Ligue 2, but hey... we will make the most of the staff we have."
Auxerre centre-back Jean-Pascal Mignot should return after missing the Bordeaux game with a groin problem and striker Dennis Oliech is back after suspension.
However, young playmaker Alain Traore picked up an ankle injury at the weekend and Fernandez will also be without midfielder Steeven Langil and forward Anthony Le Tallec due to ankle problems.
Ajax up and running after Auxerre win
Demy De Zeeuw and Luis Suarez both hit fine goals as Ajax recorded their first win of Champions League Group G in a game of three red cards against Auxerre in the Amsterdam ArenA.
De Zeeuw and Suarez both scored in the first half as Ajax dominated, but following the sending-off of defender Andre Ooijer after the break the visitors pulled a goal back through Valter Birsa but could not find an equaliser.
Two dismissals in the final five minutes compounded the visitors` misery - including one for substitute Jean-Pascal Mignot who never made it onto the pitch.
The Dutch side had the first chance on goal but when Suarez crossed from the right, De Zeeuw headed over the bar.
They went one better in the seventh minute when De Zeeuw unleashed a powerful rising shot from the edge of the area.
De Zeeuw and Mounir El Hamdaoui had been involved in the build-up but, after Olivier Sorin had punched out a shot from Rasmus Lindgren, the ball was not cleared and De Zeeuw shot across goal and into the top left corner.
Birsa tried his luck with a shot from long range but the ball was deflected wide for a corner as the visitors tried to get back into the game.
The corner was cleared but when it was headed back in Roy Contout was penalised for using his arm to fend off Ajax goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg before heading the ball into the net.
Five minutes before the break El Hamdaoui slid the ball into the channel and Suarez ran on and shot across goal with the outside of his right foot to double the lead.
El Hamdaoui could have extended the lead early in the second half but completely missed the ball when Suarez's free-kick found him unmarked.
Ajax were reduced to 10 men when Ooijer, who was the last man, pulled back Dennis Oliech on the edge of the area.
Birsa made no mistake with a left-foot free-kick which he curled over the Ajax wall to reduce the arrears 10 minutes into the second half.
Stekelenburg then did well to gather Oliech's shot but the Auxerre striker was pulled up for offside anyway.
Oliech was dismissed with five minutes to go when he was booked for a second time for punching a cross over Stekelenburg and into the Ajax goal to level it at 10 men apiece.
Auxerre substitute Mignot was then booked and dismissed as he complained to Portuguese referee Olegario Benquerenca about time-wasting while warming up on the sidelines.
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