Ajax: Eleven players test positive before Champions League game against FC Midtjylland

Eleven Ajax players have tested positive for coronavirus one day before the club’s Champions League game against FC Midtjylland.

As a result, only 17 Ajax players will travel to Denmark for the group-stage clash.

On Monday, the Eredivisie champions released a statement that read: “Ajax will travel to Denmark with 17 players for the game against FC Midtjylland. 

“Kjell Scherpen and Brian Brobbey, among others, will be present.

“There will be a press conference on Monday at 6.45pm (CET), where Erik ten Hag and Perr Schuurs will speak to the media. FC Midtjylland – Ajax starts on Tuesday evening at 9pm (CET).

“Squad: Scherpen, Schuurs, Mazraoui, Blind, Martinez, Tagliafico, Klaiber, Timber, Alvarez, Ekkelenkamp, Neres, Antony, Promes, Traore, Huntelaar, Brobbey, Jensen.”

In their Champions League opener at home to Liverpool last month, Ajax were defeated 1-0. Ten Hag’s men followed that result with a 2-2 draw at Atalanta.

Midtjylland, meanwhile, opened their account for this season’s edition of the competition with a 4-0 home defeat by Atalanta before losing 2-0 to Liverpool at Anfield. 

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