City outclass Gladbach in dominant display

Nice end Ajax's Champions League campaign, march to playoffs


Ajax failed to make it through to the Champions League qualifiers for the third consecutive year on Wednesday when they were eliminated on the away goals rule 3-3 on aggregate after a 2-2 home draw against Ligue 1 side Nice.

The Dutch side, who lost to Manchester United in the Europa League final last season, were a goal down after just three minutes, when Arnaud Souquet slotted home from close range.

Goals from Donny van de Beek and Davinson Sanchez on either side of half-time gave the home side hope, but Vincent Marcel sealed the Eredivisie side's fate with just 11 minute remaining after a sensational back-heeled assist from midfielder Jean Seri.

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