Ajax and AC Milan endured a miserable weekend coming back from high intensity Champions League ties.
While Barcelona enjoyed a 2-1 win over Real Madrid to go six points clear of the side from the capital Ajax found themselves held 0-0 at home by bottom of the table RKC Waalwijk with AC Milan losing 3-2 away to lowly Parma.
A win would have put Ajax to the top of Eredivisie but with just five wins from 11 matches Frank de Boer doesn’t have his worries to seek.
“It just was not good, even par,” the Ajax boss said. “There were just 50,000 back in the Arena and we have failed to entertain them.”
Ajax defender Siem de Jong admitted: “There are a lot of guys who do not have form. We all have to take responsibility for our performances and know that the performance wasn’t good enough.”
On Tuesday Ajax host ASWH in the Dutch Cup followed by Vitesse on Saturday as part of a three match home run ahead of hosting Celtic.
In Serie A Milan are sitting in tenth place with 11 points from nine matches after losing 3-2 away to Parma.
Massimo Allegri’s side were 2-0 down at half-time before levelling the scores early in the second half but lost out to a goal from Marco Parolo in the fourth minute of stoppage time.
Like Ajax Milan have yet to win away from home in the league with Allegri saying: “In the first half we created little and soon (conceded) counter-attacks and goals. In the second half we risked conceding a third (goal), but instead we came back.
“(We are) sorry because in the second half we did well, we pay a lot of neglect and we lost with 30 seconds left.Away (from home) we need to improve, it is where we have picked up very little.”