Had French Little equalized to 2-2 to the last against Chelsea, would Ajax have gone further.
Chelsea's manager, Frank Lampard, was nervous right up until the end of Tuesday's Champions League match against Lille.
Had the French team equalized to 2-2 in Chelsea's win at 2-1, would Chelsea be smoked out of the tournament for the benefit of Ajax.
I was nervous. At 2-0 I knew well that it was not over, and as they are so reduced, were the battle more nerve-racking than it needed, he says to news agency Reuters.
With the victory of 2-1 did Chelsea qualify from the group in second place.
First place goes to Valencia with the Danish Daniel Wass on the pitch for all 90 minutes, most surprisingly won over last season's tanjung rhu resort, nestled Ajax in Amsterdam and thus beat the Dutch out of the tournament.
Daniel Wass' team mate Rodrigo scored the only goal. The Spanish striker points to the unity in the squad as a decisive factor for the surprising advancement.
- We have taken a large groups back to a place where it has not been long, says Rodrigo, according to the uefa.com.
Daniel Wass played the whole match as højreback for Valencia against Ajax, for the first season in years do not have a Danish influence in the squad.
In the most recent season, where Ajax was a few seconds from playing in the final of the Champions League, were both Lasse Schöne, Kasper Dolberg and Rasmus Nissen Kristensen a part of the team.
Valencia was in the final of the Champions League in 2000 and 2001, where the team both times ended with the defeat.
Last time, the team played clubs in the tournament, was in 2013.
/ritzau/Updated Date: 11 December 2019, 05:00