UEFA Champions League: Ajax stun Barcelona to end unbeaten run

Ajax boss Frank de Boer said the result had more to do with his side's style of play than Barcelona having an off day.

updated: November 27, 2013 09:32 IST
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Amsterdam: Neymar (right)Ajax gave their chances of qualifying for the Champions League last 16 a huge boost as they beat Barcelona 2-1 on Tuesday despite playing almost the entire second-half with 10 men.

First-half goals from Thulani Serero and Danny Hoesen had the hosts well in command at the break.

However, Barca were back in the game minutes after the restart as Joel Veltman was sent off for bringing down Neymar inside the area and Xavi converted the resulting spot-kick.

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