It’s time for the rematches of the Champions League. Undoubtedly, one of the highest quality games was the first leg between Ajax and Real Madrid on Johan Cruyff Arena. It will not be a mistake if we say that the home team were the better side and had the better chances for a goal. To their regret, the inexperience of the young Dutch talents was crucial, and they lost the match with 1-2.
In the previous three weeks, Los Blancos played four games. The first one was surprisingly lost against Girona (1-2), while in the next fixture after two goals by penalties they took the victory over Levante (2-1). After that, they’ve played two games against Barcelona, which showed how far are Real Madrid from Blaugrana. This season Los Blancos will be happy with Top 3 in La Liga, while their only chance for a trophy is the Champions League.
The excellent performance of Ajax in the first game against Real Madrid inspired the Dutch side for the next fixtures. The Lancers won against Nac Breda and ADO Den Haag with five scored goals in each fixture (5-0, 5-1). During the week Ajax knocked out Feyenoord (3-0) and in May will play a final for KNVB Cup versus Willem II. Over the weekend the team had a rest and theoretically should be the fresher side on Tuesday.
The players of Real Madrid should be motivated for this game because the success is mandatory, even more after the two defeats of Barcelona. On the other hand, Ajax have a young and motivated squad which showed what they are capable of in Amsterdam. This season Los Blancos are not that stable on Santiago Bernabéu, and the allowed mistakes are too much to trust for sure that the hosts will win.
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Real Madrid vs Ajax Head to Head
Real Madrid have seven wins in the previous seven games against Ajax. In three of these fixtures were scored at least four goals, while in just one match were scored under three. For the last time, Ajax won on Santiago Bernabéu in 1995.
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|04.12.2012||Real Madrid vs Ajax||4-1|
|03.10.2012||Ajax vs Real Madrid||1-4|
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|27.09.2011||Real Madrid vs Ajax||3-0|
|23.11.2010||Ajax vs Real Madrid||0-4|
Real Madrid vs Ajax Stats
- Juventus was the last team which knocked out Real Madrid from the Champions League (season 2014/15).
- Real Madrid have lost two of the previous five games at home in the competition.
- Karim Benzema recorded a goal or assisted in the last six fixtures in the Champions League against Ajax.
- For the last time, Ajax continued into the next phase of the knockout stage of the competition in season 1996/97.
- Ajax don’t have a win as guests in this phase of the tournament since March 1997 when they win against Atletico Madrid with 3-2.
- Ajax have scored 11 goals of the second half of their games in the Champions League.
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Real Madrid vs Ajax Team News
Marcos Llorente is the only injured player for Real Madrid. Sergio Ramos is punished for accumulated yellow cards.
Carel Eiting, Boureima Hassane Bandé and Lisandro Magallan are injured and will not play for Ajax.