UCL round of 16; second leg fixtures

Just like plucking a ripe berry from its tree, Los Blancos have had a unique way of qualifying through stages in the Champions league. Despite the recent struggles in La liga, they keep their UCL shining armor on. The departure of Portugal international- Cristiano Ronaldo left a slight wound that they mend day by day. A 2-1 win at Amsterdam is a boost ahead of tonight’s home game at their capital.

Having lost three consecutive matches at home across all competitions, the pressure is on manager Santiago Solari as it happened for the first time under his care as manager. Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Vinicius Jr will lead the attack tonight thus, expecting some flair show moves.

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Although losing at home, Ajax put in a fantastic display to their fans. Since then, they have won three consecutive matches across all competitions with a goals galore equaling 13 and conceding just 1! Ajax have won just four of their previous 13 matches against Madrid, losing all of their 7 head-to-head matches.

Who will play?

On absentees, Marcos Llorente will miss a role in tonight’s match due to a groin injury. The relentlessly passionate Los Blancos captain- Sergio Ramos will be missing in action having received several yellow cards. Ajax also miss three players suffering from injuries.

My Pick

With Real Madrid having never been disqualified from the quarter finals in the past 9 seasons, Ajax will be challenged to turn tables and dare to dream. With their home fans watching and expecting an easy proceed to the semis, pressure is on the galacticos. All in all, Real Madrid win!

Stay strong. G’day!

 

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