Ajax kick off Champions League campaign with Paris Saint-Germain draw

Amsterdam football club Ajax kicked off their Champions League campaign on Thursday night with a draw against French side Paris Saint-Germain.

The French side included one-time Ajax favourite Zlatan Ibrahimović plus former full-backs Maxwell and Gregory van der Wiel.

The match, at Amsterdam’s Arena, ended 1-1 after Edinson Cavani’s early goal was cancelled out by Lasse Schöne’s free kick 15 minutes from time.

‘We showed in the second half that we can play good football,’ Ajax coach Frank de Boer said after the game. ‘In the second half my team threw off their fear and that’s what you need to do against such teams. Everyone played well in the second half and we can be happy with a point.’

Match report and video highlights

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