Friday October 17th, 2014

La Liga giant Barcelona hosts Ajax Amsterdam in in Matchday 3 of UEFA Champions League play on Oct. 21. Ajax has picked up two points in their first three games with draws against Paris Saint-German and APOEL Nacosia. However, they sit in third-place in Group F. 

Barcelona is in second in the group, with a win over APOEL Nacosia and a loss to PSG. 

Barcelona is still without forward Luis Suarez, who is still serving a suspension for biting during the World Cup. Suarez will debut for the club on Saturday against Real Madrid. 

Last season, Barcelona fell to Atletico Madrid in the quarterfinals of the tournament. Barcelona last won the Champions League in 2010-11, when the club defeated Manchester United in the final at Wembley Stadium. 

How to watch

Match time: 2:30 p.m. ET

Live stream: You can watch the match online here.

TV coverage: Fox Sports 1, Fox Deportes

Barcelona Facts

Barcelona has three goals in Champions League play through two games, with no player scoring more than one goal. 

Barcelona will be playing in one of its final games without the suspended Luis Suarez, who played for Ajax and had 35 goals in the 2009-10 season. Suarez served as Ajax captain at just age 22. 

Tuesday's match against Ajax will be the second for Barcelona in four days. Barcelona defeated Eibar 3-0 in La Liga play on Saturday. 

Barcelona and Ajax met in the group stage of the 2013-14 UEFA Champions League, with Barcelona earning a 4-0 win at home and losing 2-1 in Amsterdam. 

Barcelona has won the Champions League four times. 

Ajax Facts

Ajax is considered one of the big three in Dutch soccer, with the Amsterdam-based club being the most successful in Eredivisie (the top-flight division in the Netherlands). Ajax has won 33 league titles and 18 KNVB Cups. 

Ajax failed to reach the Round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League a year ago, with Barcelona and Inter Milan advancing.

The Dutch squad has managed just two goals in two matches in this tournament. 

UEFA ranks Ajax as the 26th best club in Europe. 

Ajax won the 1994-95 Champions League after defeating Inter Milan 1-0 in the final. One year later, Ajax returned to the Champions League final but lost to Juventus in penalties. 

- Josh Sanchez

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