Uefa Champions League, A year after the memorable victory against AC Milan was Ajax in the final. Against an Italian team. In Rome, against the strong Juventus of Marcello Lippi. In Amsterdam it was euphoria, a place for sorrow.

She would be so happy to be in the history books to play with. Two times in a row, the Trophy with the Big Ears and winning would be a great achievement for the Ajax of Louis van Gaal. But, in the final in Rome, it could not be a worse start with the Dutch. Frank de Boer was estimated for a ball in the wrong way, but Van der Sar was in no-man’s land, Ravanelli was a beneficiary. 1-0.

Ajax played bad, but came out just before the break, however, on a 1-to-1. Goalkeeper Peruzzi bokste a free kick on a bad road, in There stepped within.

That penalty shoot-out,…

What followed was complete dominance from the Top. The force associated with the experience. They won the duels, they had the best chances for success. No, to score a goal. Penalty shoot-out and brought to the decision. Edgar Davids missed it, Sonny Silooy missed both players have stepped in because no-one else for Ajax to have the responsibility to dare to take on. “None of us wanted to be after the extensions have a free kick and kicks it,” said Silooy later. “That annoyed me. Louis was anybody dropped in. The defining players were up for it.” –