yardımcı hakemler: philip sharp (eng), darren cann (eng)
4. hakem: martin atkinson (eng)
ajax: maarten stekelenburg(gk), john heitinga, jaap stam (c), hedwiges maduro, george ogăraru, roger garcía, wesley sneijder, klaas-jan huntelaar, kenneth perez, ryan babel, leonardo (dk. 75 tom de mul)
yedekler: dennis gentenaar (gk), nicolae mitea, edgar manucharyan, jeffrey sarpong, vurnon anita, gregory van der wiel
teknik direktör: henk ten cate (ned)
bremen: tim wiese (gk), petri pasanen, naldo, pierre wome, per mertesacker, diego (dk. 46 jurica vranješ), daniel jensen, torsten frings (c), tim borowski, hugo almeida (dk. 82 christian schulz), miroslav klose
yedekler: andreas reinke (gk), aaron hunt, jérôme polenz, kevin schindler, amaury bischoff
teknik direktör: thomas schaaf (ger)
goller: (1-0) dk. 4 leonardo (1-1) dk. 14 hugo almeida (2-1) dk. 60 klaas-jan huntelaar (3-1) dk. 74 ryan babel
sarı kartlar: dk. 44 klaas-jan huntelaar, dk. 45 hedwiges maduro, dk. 76 wesley sneijder (ajax) dk. 50 tim wiese (gk), dk. 64 tim borowski (bremen)
published: friday 23 february 2007, 0.35cet afc ajax 3-1 werder bremen (agg: 3-4)
bremen nearly blew a three-goal first-leg lead but advanced to the last 16 despite losing in amsterdam.
werder bremen nearly blew a three-goal first-leg lead but advanced to the uefa cup round of 16 despite a 3-1 loss at afc ajax.
powers of recovery after leonardo's fourth-minute strike was cancelled out by hugo almeida, klaas jan huntelaar pulled another goal back for ajax on the hour and ryan babel made it 3-1 to guarantee a nervous last 16 minutes for the german side in amsterdam.
deadlock broken knowing they needed to make up at least three goals, henk ten cate's ajax pushed forward from the start. bremen goalkeeper tim wiese made a good job of fisting away wesley sneijder's attempt in the second minute but was soon beaten as per mertesacker's clearance fell to leonardo who swept the ball in.
back in front hugo almeida levelled ten minutes later when he pounced to bundle in tim borowski's pinpoint centre, although bremen were back in trouble soon after as petri pasanen failed to deal with the danger and pierre wome kicked leonardo's header off the line. ınstead, ajax's second goal had to wait until the first chance of the second half, babel beating pasanen to a cross and huntelaar stretching to touch the ball past wiese.
chase on leonardo next went close with a bicycle-kick and babel missed a one-on-one with wiese, while at the other end maarten stekelenburg did well to fend off miroslav klose's attempt. hugo almeida squandered a further opening for bremen before babel made thomas schaaf's men pay on 74 minutes, outwitting mertersacker and firing past wiese. that was the cue for ajax to throw everything forward in search of another goal, yet the dutch team fell just short.