Four-times winners Ajax have failed to qualify for the European Champions League group stages for the past five years.
So the last team that the Dutch wanted to be drawn against in the final qualifying round was Dynamo Kiev.
The Ukrainians are regulars in the group stages, and boast record goalscorer Andrey Shevchenko as their star striker.
Matt Rumsey reports ahead of the first leg in the Ukrainian capital.
Source: Al Jazeera