• FT

    Arsenal

    3

    Sparta

    0

  • FT

    Barcelona

    5

    P'thinaikos

    0

  • FT

    Benfica

    0

    Villarreal

    1

  • FT

    Club Brugge

    3

    Rapid Vienna

    2

  • FT

    FC Thun

    2

    Ajax

    4

  • FT

    Juventus

    2

    Bayern

    1

  • FT

    Lille

    1

    Man Utd

    0

  • FT

    Bremen

    4

    Udinese

    3

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Lachen Stadion

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FC Thun

  • Mauro Lustrinelli 56'
  • Adriano Pimenta 75'

2 - 4

FT

Ajax Amsterdam

  • Wesley Sneijder 27'
  • Yannis Anastasiou 63'
  • Nigel De Jong 90' +2'
  • Nourdin Boukhari 90' +3'

FC Thun 2-4 Ajax Amsterdam

BERN, Switzerland, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Former European champions Ajax Amsterdam moved within striking distance of a place in the Champions League's last 16 with a 4-2 injury-time win over competition newcomers FC Thun on Wednesday.

The unfancied Swiss seemed set for an impressive 2-2 draw in

their Group B match only for Ajax to grab the points with 91st

and 93rd minute goals from Nigel de Jong and Nourdin Boukhari.

Ajax had earlier taken the lead twice with goals by Wesley

Sneijder and Yannis Anastasiou cancelled out first by Mauro

Lustrinelli and then by Brazilian substitute Adriano.

"We didn't play a great game tonight but the important thing

is that we won," said Ajax coach Danny Blind after they bounced

back from three domestic league matches without scoring.

"We weren't getting forward enough and the team seemed to

lack confidence but this result should give us a good feeling

and a sense of perspective for the future."

The result was hard luck on Thun who also lost in injury

time to Arsenal on their Champions League debut in September.

"I think that was one of our best games today," reflected

Thun coach Urs Schoenenberger. "But again we were just a few

seconds or minutes away from causing an upset.

"Ajax are not just any old team and we saw how strong they

can be if you give them a bit of room. It's a great shame but I

have to compliment my team for a super performance."

Schoenenberger's praise was certainly justified with Thun

enjoying the lion's share of chances throughout the match.

Lustrinelli in particular should have had more than just the

one goal, the newly-capped Swiss international squandering two

great chances in the first half before heading over a gaping

goal with just six minutes remaining.

That missed opportunity had looked set to consign Thun to a

somewhat unlucky draw until de Jong and Boukhari denied them

even that consolation.

Scoring Summary

  • FC Thun
  • Ajax Amsterdam

Match Stats

  • FC Thun
  • Ajax Amsterdam
18(2) Shots (on goal) 17(6)
11 Fouls 15
3 Corner kicks 4
1 Offsides 4
0% Time of Possession 0%
3 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
0 Saves 0

Teams

  • FC Thun
  • Ajax Amsterdam
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