Ajax is out of football’s Europa League after a penalty shootout, the first in the competition’s knock-out stage.
Romanian side Steaua Bucharest managed to overcome a two-goal first-leg deficit to win 2-0 in front of their home crowd. The game then went to penalties, with the Dutch side missing two, giving the Romanians victory.
‘It’s a real shame,’ said coach Frank de Boer after the match. ‘We were the better side and did not have to lose.’