Real Madrid v Ajax background

Real Madrid are good placed to strech a ninth unbroken UEFA Champions League quarter-final as they acquire Ajax, who are adult opposite it given both a position of a tie and their new record during a Santiago Bernabéu.

• Goals from Karim Benzema (60) and surrogate Marco Asensio (87) possibly side of Hakim Ziyech’s 75th-minute equaliser for a home side gave Real Madrid a 2-1 win during a Johan Crujiff ArenA on 13 Feb – creation it 4 unbroken divided victories in a UEFA Champions League’s knockout rounds – and 6 in a quarrel outward Spain.

• Madrid have won a final 3 editions of a UEFA Champions League and have won their final 9 two-legged knockout ties in a competition, given improved by Juventus in a 2014/15 semi-finals.

• The Spanish bar have continued their record of appearing in a UEFA Champions League turn of 16 any year given a introduction in 2003/04 – and have not mislaid a tie during this connection in 9 years.

• In contrast, Ajax have reached a turn of 16 for a initial time given 2005/06 though have never won during this theatre of a UEFA Champions League. Furthermore, Ajax have mislaid their final 7 games to Real Madrid, surrender 22 goals while scoring usually three.

Highlights: Ajax 1-2 Real Madrid

Highlights: Ajax 1-2 Real Madrid

Previous meetings
• The teams have met 13 times in UEFA foe – all in a European Cup – Real Madrid winning 8 and Ajax 4 with usually one draw, 1-1 in a initial confront in Amsterdam in a 1967/68 European Cup initial turn initial leg. Madrid won a second leg 2-1 in Spain to progress.

• Ajax won a subsequent 4 fixtures between a sides, in a semi-final of their winning 1972/73 European Cup debate (2-1 home, 1-0 away) and, as holders, in a 1995/96 UEFA Champions League organisation theatre (1-0 home, 2-0 away), when they went on to strech another final. In a latter campaign, Marc Overmars – now Ajax’s executive of actor affairs – scored a usually idea in Amsterdam with Edwin outpost der Sar (now Ajax’s ubiquitous director) and Danny Blind, father of Daley, personification in both games.

• Madrid have dominated new contests between a sides, violence Ajax home and divided in a organisation theatre in 2010/11, 2011/12 and 2012/13. They have scored 9 goals in their final 3 matches with Ajax during a Santiago Bernabéu, surrender usually one.

• Daley Blind played in both a sides’ 2012/13 games, Lasse Schöne entrance on as a first-half surrogate in Madrid’s 4-1 home win.

• Karim Benzema was on aim in Madrid’s win during Ajax in Oct 2012 carrying also found a net in a 4-0 success in Amsterdam in Nov 2010 and in Madrid’s 3-0 home feat opposite Ajax a following September.

Courtois greeting after holders' win during Ajax

Courtois greeting after holders’ win during Ajax

Form guide
Real Madrid
• This is Real Madrid’s 23rd UEFA Champions League debate – and a 23rd in that they have reached a knockout phase.

• Madrid are holders and 13-time champions. Semi-finalists or improved in any of a final 8 seasons, this is their 49th European Cup debate – some-more than any other side.

• Madrid are looking to strech a quarter-finals for a ninth unbroken year. Their turn of 16 record is W9 L6; they mislaid during this theatre for 6 years in a quarrel between 2005 and 2010 though have won their final 8 ties.

• In 2017/18, Madrid kick Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 during home and 2-1 away, Marcelo scoring in a initial leg and Casemiro in a second.

• This is a Merengues’ initial knockout tie opposite Dutch opponents given a 2-0 total win (1-0 away, 1-0 home) opposite Vitesse in a 1992/93 UEFA Cup third round. That done Madrid’s record in two-legged contests with Eredivisie clubs W6 L3; their final total improved came on divided goals opposite PSV Eindhoven in a 1987/88 European Champion Clubs’ Cup semi-final (1-1 home, 0-0 away).

Sergio Ramos: 600 appearances for Real Madrid

Sergio Ramos: 600 appearances for Real Madrid

• Madrid have won their final 5 home matches opposite Dutch visitors given their 1995 improved by Ajax; a Merengues’ altogether record during home to Eredivisie clubs is W10 D1 L2.

• This season, Madrid finished tip of Group G with 12 points notwithstanding losing both games opposite bottom side CSKA Moskva – including a 3-0 retreat during a Bernabéu on matchday 6 that was a club’s heaviest home European defeat.

• Madrid have still mislaid usually 6 of their final 40 European matches, home and away, winning 27.

• Defeat opposite CSKA in their final home compare done it dual waste in Madrid’s final 5 European Bernabéu fixtures – nonetheless they have been beaten in usually 3 of their final 45 UEFA Champions League home matches (W36). They went down 4-3 to Schalke in their 2014/15 turn of 16 second leg and 3-1 opposite Juventus in final season’s quarter-final second leg, though still won both ties on aggregate.

• Madrid have mislaid usually one of a 34 UEFA foe ties in that they won a initial leg divided from home, many recently violence Bayern München in final season’s semi-finals (2-1 away, 2-2 home). The difference came opposite Odense in a 1994/95 UEFA Cup third turn when a 3-2 divided success preceded a 2-0 home reverse.

• Madrid’s record in 4 UEFA chastisement shoot-outs is W2 L2:
5-3 v Atlético Madrid, 2015/16 UEFA Champions League final
1-3 v Bayern München, 2011/12 UEFA Champions League semi-final
3-1 v Juventus, 1986/87 European Champion Clubs’ Cup second round
5-6 v Crvena zvezda, 1974/75 European Cup Winners’ Cup quarter-final

Dolberg: Ajax showed we can play during this level

Dolberg: Ajax showed we can play during this level

• The 2005/06 tie opposite Internazionale is Ajax’s solitary prior UEFA Champions League turn of 16 contest; a Dutch bar drew 2-2 in a home initial leg – Klaas-Jan Huntelaar opening a scoring – before a 1-0 improved in Milan.

• Ajax’s final UEFA Champions League quarter-final came in 2002/03, when they were beaten 3-2 during AC Milan carrying drawn a home initial leg 0-0.

• The Dutch bar are though a win in their final 7 UEFA Champions League knockout proviso fixtures (D2 L5), given a 3-2 feat during Atlético Madrid in a 1996/97 quarter-final second leg that finished a 4-3 total success.

• Ajax have mislaid all 3 UEFA Champions League divided games in a knockout proviso given winning during Atlético; they had won a prior 3 and were dominant in 5 (D2).

• Ajax’s final knowledge of Spanish antithesis before a initial leg came in a 2016/17 UEFA Europa League organisation stage, when they drew 2-2 during Celta Vigo before a 3-2 home victory.

• The Amsterdammers have won usually dual of their final 15 games opposite Spanish opponents (D1 L12). The 2-2 pull during Celta finished a run of 6 unbroken defeats in Spain, where Ajax have not won given that Atlético tie (D2 L7).

• Ajax’s record in two-legged knockout ties opposite Spanish clubs is W7 L2, a many new a 3-0 total detriment (0-1 home, 0-2 away) opposite Mallorca in a 1999/2000 UEFA Cup third round.

Goalkeepers with 50 #UCL purify sheets

Goalkeepers with 50 #UCL purify sheets

• Ajax were dominant in Europe in 2018/19 – a run of 12 matches (W7 D5) – before their first-leg defeat. They won their initial divided diversion during Sturm Graz in a second subordinate turn (3-1), sketch a subsequent 4 – including during Bayern München and Benfica in Group E, both 1-1 – before a 2-0 success during AEK Athens on matchday five.

• Ajax are a solitary side still concerned who came by qualifying. The other 15 participants in a turn of 16 all entered a foe during a organisation stage.

• Ajax are one of usually dual sides to win a tie in a UEFA Champions League correct carrying mislaid a home initial leg, opposite Panathinaikos in a 1995/96 semi-finals (0-1 home, 3-0 away).

• That is usually one of dual ties in that Ajax have won on total after losing a home initial leg; they have mislaid a other 12 contests. Those total defeats embody dual in that a initial diversion in Amsterdam finished 1-2, both opposite Juventus; in a 1996/97 UEFA Champions League semi-final (1-4 away) and a 2009/10 UEFA Europa League turn of 32 (0-0 away).

• Ajax’s record in 6 UEFA chastisement shoot-outs is W1 L5:
2-4 v Steaua BucureÅŸti, 2012/13 UEFA Europa League turn of 32
2-4 Juventus, 1995/96 UEFA Champions League final
4-3 v Grêmio, 1995 European/South American Cup
2-4 v Bohemians Praha, 1984/85 UEFA Cup second round
0-3 v Juventus, 1977/78 European Champion Clubs’ Cup quarter-final
3-5 v Levski Sofia, 1975/76 UEFA Cup third round

VAR explained: a 4 match-changing situations

VAR explained: a 4 match-changing situations

Links and trivia
• This is one of usually dual ties in a turn of 16 not featuring a reigning domestic champion, a other being Tottenham-Dortmund.

• Klaas-Jan Huntelaar assimilated Madrid from Ajax in Jan 2009, scoring 8 goals in 20 appearances before withdrawal 6 months later. The Dutch striker faced a Merengues 4 times with Schalke, scoring 3 goals including dual during a Bernabéu in a German side’s 4-3 feat in a 2014/15 UEFA Champions League turn of 16 – a tie his bar mislaid 5-4 on aggregate.

• Nicolás Tagliafico spent 2012/13 on loan in Spain with second multiplication side Real Murcia.

• André Onana came by a Barcelona academy though never done a first-team coming before fasten Ajax in 2015.

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