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Details announced for Villa's NextGen Series clash with Ajax

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Details announced for Villa's NextGen Series clash with Ajax

The date and time of Villa's young guns clash with Ajax in the last 16 of the NextGen Series has been announced.

We can confirm that the match will be played on Tuesday February 19 with a 7pm kick-off local time [6pm BST] at Sportpark de Toekomst.

Tony McAndrew's team must get past the Amsterdam giants if they are to progress further in the prestigious European U19 competition.

The mouth-watering clash is a rematch from last season when the two clubs met home and away in the group stages.

Ajax were 2-0 winners at their De Toekomst training headquarters thanks to goals from Nick de Bondt and Viktor Fischer.

But the claret and blues produced a sparkling performance in the return at Villa Park with Gary Gardner's hat-trick giving them a 3-0 success - a result which confirmed top spot in the group.

Villa - who reached the quarter-finals last term - made it through to the knockout stages again this time around, finishing second place in a group that included PSV Eindhoven, Celtic and table-toppers Sporting Club de Portugal.

Home wins over PSV and Celtic, a draw at Celtic and a stunning 5-1 away win at Sporting were enough to send Villa through.

NextGen Series last 16 draw

Paris St Germain v Tottenham Hotspur
CSKA Moscow v PSV Eindhoven
Sporting CP v Liverpool
Barcelona v Chelsea
Internazionale v Arsenal
Olympiacos v RSC Anderlecht
Juventus v Rosenborg BK
Ajax v Aston Villa

Pick up your tickets for West Ham.


AVFC Official
By @AVFCOfficial 4th February 2013
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