AJA vs RM Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Real Madrid vs Ajax Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
Real Madrid will be looking to seal their spot in the quarterfinals of the Champions League when they host Dutch giants Ajax in the round-of-16 2nd leg at Santiago Bernabéu, in Madrid, Spain, on Tuesday night (IST).
What competition it is? Champions League, round-of-16, 2nd Leg
Teams: Real Madrid and Ajax
Kick Off: Wednesday 06 March
Match Timing: 01:30 AM (IST)
Where the game is played? Santiago Bernabeu (81,044)
TV Info: Ten Sports Network has the rights to stream UEFA Champions League matches in India.
Two consecutive losses in El Clasico and the pressure is back on Santiago Solari. A 0-3 loss at home in the Copa del Rey 2nd leg was followed by a close 0-1 loss in La Liga which has effectively ended Madrid’s chances of league glory.
For weeks, it seemed as if he is starting to kill all the rumours doubting about his ability to take the club forward. Not only Los Blancos were in the semi-final of Copa del Rey, moving to the cusp of final after securing a 1-1 away draw in the 1st leg, but they also moved within six points of leaders Barcelona in La Liga after a good run-in in the month of February.
But as things stand, Solari’s men are 3rd in La Liga, a huge 12 points adrift of the Catalan giants. So Champions League is the most realistic chance for Madrid to land a trophy this season.
Second half goals from Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio ensured a 2-1 win in the Nederlands. With the advantage of home and the aggregate scoreline, Madrid should qualify for the quarterfinals.
Ajax meanwhile displayed flashes of brilliance at times during the first leg at Johan Cruijff ArenA. They are a young squad but showed maturity against a side which won the last 3 Champions League. And it would have been a deserving result had Karim Benzema not scored the 2nd goal late on.
Since losing to Madrid, the Lancers are on 3 games winning streak beating NAC Breda, ADO Den Haag and Feyenoord in the Dutch Eredivisie. They are very much in contention for the league title.
Indeed, the loss in the first leg was Ajax’s first in the Champions Legaue this season. They finished 2nd in the group stage behind Bayern Munich which shows that Erik ten Hag’s side is capable of achieving results against big teams.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Real Madrid – W W L W L L
Ajax – W L L W W W
AJA vs RM Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Real Madrid vs Ajax Team News:
Injured – None.
Suspended – Sergio Ramos is suspended for the 2nd leg, and will also miss the first match of the quarter-finals if Madrid qualify – after Uefa extended his ban for picking up the yellow card on purpose.
Questionable – None.
Note: Santiago Solari is expected to make some changes to the squad which was beaten by Barcelona at the weekend. Gareth Bale was ineffective against Barca and could be replaced by Lucas Vazquez in the starting 11.
The midfield is expected to same with Modric, Kroos, and Casemiro all due to start, while Nacho is expected to come in for the suspended Sergio Ramos.
Key Players – Benzema, Asensio, Modric
Injured – Ajax are expected to be at full strength.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – None.
Note: Dusan Tadic played as a striker in the first leg and that is expected to be the case this time around. Hakim Ziyech and David Neres will provide more potency when going forward.
Key Players – Dusan Tadic, Hakim Ziyech, De Ligt
AJA vs RM Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Real Madrid– Courtois (GK), Carvajal, Varane, Nacho, Reguilon; Casemiro, Modric, Kroos; Vinicius, Benzema, Lucas
Ajax– Onana (GK), Mazraoui, De Ligt, Blind, Tagliafico; De Jong, Schone; Neres, Van de Beek, Ziyech, Tadic
AJA vs RM Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
There is a rich history between these two clubs as the sides have faced each other 13 times in European competition. But Real Madrid have an upper hand with 8 wins, against Ajax’s four wins.
Madrid are at home and we back them to grind out the result.
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