Champions League: Ajax faces group stage challenge without De Jong and De Ligt

Ajax, which reached the semifinals of the Champions League last year, is set for a tougher campaign this time after the departure of its stars like Matthijs De Ligt and Frenkie De Jong.

Champions League: Ajax faces group stage challenge without De Jong and De Ligt

Ajax may be under pressure to match a spectacular last season where it reached the semifinals of the Champions League.

But head coach Erik ten Hag believes this season may not be as flawless as the last with the departures of stars like Frenkie De Jong and Matthijs De Ligt and the injury to Donny van de Beek.