Daley Blind, Matthijs de ligt and Kasper Dolberg experience with Ajax beautiful adventures in the Champions League.
Ajax could during the draw in Nyon, only the superpowers, with the exception of FC Porto, take. So it was Real Madrid, the club from Spain with a rich history. The Royal won the last three editions of the European kampioenenbal. Successively were Atlético Madrid, Juventus and Liverpool reports. That happened all with Cristiano Ronaldo in the service. The Portuguese star has now left for Juventus.
In previous mutual meetings knew Ajax four times from the Spaniards to win seven times was Real Madrid too strong for the Amsterdammers. One Champions League match ended in a draw. The Royal with thirteen victories (european Cup I and uefa Champions League together) is the absolute record holder.
Sergio Ramos (m) holds the Cup with the Big Ears in the air. Real Madrid fingering also last season the European power.
For Ajax, there is already quite an adventure in the Champions League. Through three preliminary rounds, in which Sturm Graz, Standard Liege and Dinamo Kiev was defeated, reached the team of trainer Erik ten Hag of the group stage. Therein proved to be only the German powerhouse Bayern Munich a slightly better outcome. It was settled with Benfica and AEK Athens, making Ajax as number 2 of the group to the knock-out stages reached. The positive results led to the Amsterdam club for over sixty million euros.
The heenwedstrijd against Real Madrid will be played on 12, 13, 19 or 20 February. The returns will take place on 5,6,12 or 13 march.
Eighth finals Champions League:
- Schalke 04 – Manchester City
- Atlético Madrid – Juventus
- Manchester United – Paris Saint-Germain
- Tottenham Hotspur – Borussia Dortmund
- Olympique Lyon – FC Barcelona
- AS Roma – FC Porto
- Ajax – Real Madrid
- Liverpool – Bayern Munich