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Frenkie de Jong finds out old club Ajax are out of the Champions League

Is this the moment Frenkie de Jong found out his old club Ajax had been dumped out of the Champions League? Barcelona star grimaces as he appears to check results on San Siro big screen after win over Inter Milan

  • Frenkie de Jong came off the bench in Barcelona’s 2-1 win over Inter on Tuesday
  • He appeared to check Champions League results just after the full-time whistle 
  • His old club Ajax were beaten at home by Valencia and finished third in Group H
  • De Jong looked dejected as he looked up towards a big screen at the San Siro 

Barcelona’s Champions League win over Inter Milan was tainted for Frenkie de Jong after he appeared to find out that his old club Ajax had been dumped out of the competition just moments after the final whistle.

The Holland midfielder, who left the Dutch giants for Barca in a £75million deal last summer, was caught on camera looking up towards a big screen at the San Siro on Tuesday night.

Ajax had just been beaten 1-0 at home by Valencia, a result which meant they finished third in Group H and missed out on a place in the last-16.

Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong appears to look towards a big screen at the San Siro

The midfielder looked frustrated after seeing that Ajax had been beaten 1-0 by Valencia

The midfielder looked frustrated after seeing that Ajax had been beaten 1-0 by Valencia

De Jong looked distraught after appearing to check the results, which saw Chelsea beat Lille 2-1 at Stamford Bridge to finish second behind Valencia.

The 22-year-old has a deep affinity for Ajax, having spent three years in their first team, winning the Eredivisie title and Dutch Cup last season.

De Jong also helped Erik ten Hag’s side reach the semi-finals of the Champions League in May, where they were just pipped to the final by Tottenham.

Despite leaving the club in one of the most high-profile transfers of the summer, pain was etched all over his face as he realised his friends and former team-mates would not have the chance to repeat their knockout heroics of last term. 

De Jong helped Ajax reach the Champions League semi-finals before joining Barcelona

De Jong helped Ajax reach the Champions League semi-finals before joining Barcelona

The Holland star looks towards the pitch after appearing to check Tuesday night's results

The Holland star looks towards the pitch after appearing to check Tuesday night’s results



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