Sunday, May 15, 2011

Champions League 1994 1995 Ajax Amsterdam Milan Ac

24 May 1995
Ernst Happel Stadion, 
Attendance: 49,730
Referee: Ion Craciunescu
Triumph in Vienna was, with hindsight, Ajax's last hurrah. The financial landslip prompted by the Champions League would see the Amsterdam club's much-admired development system turn into a nursery not so much for them as for richer neighbours in Spain, Italy and England. Within little more than two years, their entire winning team - apart from retirement-bound Frank Rijkaard - had been lured abroad. In the meantime they left a proud legacy in the form of players, none more promising than 18-year-old substitute Patrick Kluivert, whose late winner earned the Dutch a fourth Champions Cup.
Rijkaard's contribution was a perfect farewell to international football. The 32-year-old midftelder had scored Milan's winner in the 1990 final against Portugese side Benfica in the same Viennese stadium. This time Rijkaard, who had already announced his end-of-season retirement, created the decisive goal. Rijkaard said later: 'I feel sorry for my Italian friends, but sometimes football is like that.
Kluivert was not the only 18-year-old substitute who tormented Milan in the climactic last few minutes of the 1994-95 UEFA Champions League campaign. He had entered soon after the Nigerian, Nkankwo Kanu, had joined the action to disturb Milan's defensive control. The plan was for their young legs to wear down the Italian club's elder statesmen. Van Gaal explained: 'Milan were more experienced than us. That's why I put two 18-year-old boys on the field in the second half and they won it for us.'
Milan, with only one player aged under 25 and missing the injured Dejan Savicevic, came close to a goal only in the 44th minute, when Marco Simone's volley was fisted away by 'keeper Edwin van derSar.
Victory for Ajax avenged their defeat by Milan in the 1969 final and guaranteed them the honour of being top seeds, as holders, the following season. For Milan, defeat prevented them equalling Real Madrid's record of six wins in European football's most prestigious club event. Having lost their domestic league title to Juventus, Silvio Berlusconi's irritated giants were not destined to return for several years.
Back in Holland, the city of Amsterdam erupted into a jubilant mass of red and white as thousands of fans poured into the city centre to celebrate. They danced on tram stop shelters, waving red banners and scarves. Some wore T-shirts emblazoned 'Louis for president' - referring to Ajax coach Louis van Gaal. Having beaten the Italian side twice at the group stage, Ajax thus boasted a hat-trick of victories against Milan over the season. As Italian coach Fabio Capello said, 'Any team who can beat the holders three times in one season deserve to win the cup.' UEFA and its sponsors could not have been happier. A survey by the marketing managers from TEAM revealed that 3.64 billion viewers across Europe had watched its Champions League broadcasts. That represented a staggering 61 per cent increase of 1.4 billion viewers in a year. ack in Belgium, however, Jean-Marc Bosman barely noticed. He was focused solely on the imminent trial of his case before the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. UEFA's hierarchy remained unconcerned. After all, what did European law matter to the newly enriched European football federation?

Codec H264, Mkv
Bitrate 1200
Sound 128kps
French Comments
Pass :
Full Game




  1. Merci TWB !

    Je crois qu'il manque la partie 6 ;)

  2. oui juste. Oublié de l'uploader. Ce sera pour demain.

  3. Ok je l'ai retrouvé. Ajouté.

  4. the links are dead. can you do a re-up, please?