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In the premier class, the first four quarter-finalists this season are determined this week. The big goal of all 16 remaining teams is the Wanda Metroplitano Stadium of Atletico Madrid. Especially for defending champion Real Madrid, a final in the stadium of the big city rivals would be a special incentive. In addition, the UEFA Champions League – even this season – probably the last chance the season still halfway to save. The return leg between Real Madrid and Ajax Amsterdam will take place on Tuesday at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
Interestingly, the Tuesday night is not in the sign of champions. Because only in two of the eight knockout stages is no national champions represented, this is the case both in this duel between Real and Ajax, as well as in the parallel match between BVB and the Tottenham Hotspurs. Not only thanks to Toni Kroos Germany will be represented in the round of 16 in Madrid, but also thanks to the German referee Felix Brych. Of course, the favorite role is clearly the defending champion.
Real Madrid :
The pressure on the shoulders of the Royal on Tuesday night is enormous. Because within just seven days of the reigning champions could put the season completely in the sand. Because the last week was for the spoiled for success fans of the Royal pure torture. Both in the return leg of the Spanish Copa del Rey and in La Liga Real Madrid had to take a defeat against arch-rivals from Barcelona. Real has not only lost two title chances, but for the first time in 87 years the Catalans are now leading in direct comparison with Real Madrid. The two defeats to the Blaugrana were already home defeat five and six this season, so there was already a home defeat more than in the entire previous year’s season.
The departure of Cristiano Ronaldo still can not be compensated. For 335 minutes, Real Madrid has not left the game. In the league in 26 games even “only” 43 goals were scored. This does not meet the high standards. Actors like Gareth Bale or Karim Benzema are among the fans “down through”. Bale acts lax and withdrawn, Benzema arouses a lot, but flees repeatedly on the wing and thus there is an orphaned storm center.
However, the Champions League could be the right way to get back on track. After all, Real has not only won the title in the last three years, but has also reached the semi-finals eight times in a row. Only six of the last 40 CL games ended in defeat. At home, the record with 36 wins, six draws and only three defeats in the last 45 games is absolutely impressive. In addition, the much greater experience speaks for the Kings. In this respect, a prediction on the home win between Real Madrid and Ajax Amsterdam is understandable.
Personnel must captain Sergio Ramos after his desired yellow card not just a game, but their two pause. Otherwise, there are no failures (neither locks nor injuries). Nevertheless, Solari might be a bit mixed up. Bale is probably not an issue after his listless Clasico kick. Toni Kroos also got fat from Solari after replacing him (in minute 55).
When Ajax Amsterdam last won a knockout match in the UEFA Champions League, much of Eric ten Hag’s team was not even born. The last victory was achieved by the world-famous youth smith from Amsterdam in the 1996/97 season, when Atletico Madrid was defeated. Since then, Ajax remained in the knockout phase of the premier class in seven games without a win (two draws, five defeats). However, reaching the round of 16 in this season can undoubtedly be regarded as a great success. After all, Ajax remained in the group stage against Bayern Munich twice without defeat. For the first time since the 2005/06 season, the Dutch vice champion is back in the knockout stage of the premier class.
So that the team can prepare themselves for this enormously important play in Madrid in the best way, the Dutch federation Ajax came to meet. The league match against PEC Zwolle was postponed from March 2nd to March 13th. A perfect preparation should be granted. Confidence should not be lacking at Ajax Amsterdam right now. After the start in the calendar year 2019 did not go as desired (4: 4 against Heerenveen, 2: 6 against Feyenoord) it was last again as desired. Last week, the Cup final was fixed with a 3: 0 victory at Feyenoord Rotterdam.
Nevertheless, the memories of Spanish teams are by no means positive. Only two of the last 15 games (twelve defeats, one draw) have been won against teams from southern Europe. Ajax Amsterdam has suffered major failures on Tuesday. The underdog can act in full squats. A progress would still be a huge sensation. But for Real Madrid and Ajax Amsterdam the tip on the first knockout victory in the premier class for 22 years should be right. In addition, Ajax will have to score at least twice on the first leg result. Since the first leg defeat, however, the offensive has presented in a bear-strong condition and scored 13 goals in three games.
Real Madrid vs Ajax head to head matches
13.02.19 CL Ajax Real Madrid 1 : 2
04.12.12 CL Real Madrid Ajax 4 : 1
03.10.12 CL Ajax Real Madrid 1 : 4
07.12.11 CL Ajax Real Madrid 0 : 3
27.09.11 CL Real Madrid Ajax 3 : 0