Real Madrid lost the Clasico twice in the last race and threw it both in the league and in the cup. Will the team remain in the lead, at least in the Champions League against Ajax Amsterdam?
Real Madrid vs Ajax Amsterdam Champions League
In the second knockout round of the Champions League, Ajax Amsterdam are heading to Madrid – where the Dutch meet a vulnerable Real. The reigning CL winner has recently suffered bitter defeats against FC Barcelona and should be deeply hurt morally. To what extent this is noticeable on Tuesday evening on the pitch, should be the crucial question.
The last three results: 0: 1 vs. FC Barcelona, 0: 3 Vs. FC Barcelona, 2: 1 vs. UD Levante
One thing is certain: Last week will be one of the bitterest in Real Madrid’s club history – at least in the part of the annals that deal with the rivalry with Barcelona. Twice within three days the two top teams faced each other in Clasico – both times the deserved winner Barcelona.
First, the arch rivals came together in the Cup semi-final, where Real got off to a good start and in the first round was the team with the clearer chances. Above all, the bustling Vinicius Jr. left his mark on the game – but not only with strong tempo dribbles and great ball treatment, but also with numerous missed scoring opportunities.
FC Barcelona have a different story: in halftime two, the team played out their entire class and needed only a handful of chances for three goals. Suddenly Real was in the house before a rubdown, but at least that could still prevent the team – 0: 3.
In the subsequent league game, the team of coach Solari burned for revenge – but nothing came of it. Once again Barca was the team that took better advantage of the opportunities offered, which is why the Catalans won at the end 1-0. Many see the victory in the championship battle in the victory – with twelve points ahead of Real and seven on Atletico Madrid Barca seems in the Primera Division barely recoverable.
And the royal ones? At the capital club, the mood after two Clasico bankruptcies accordingly on the ground, which is why the second round return leg in the Champions League probably just right: Already on Tuesday, the team has the opportunity to commit the first step of crisis management.
Possible lineup Real Madrid
Clasico defeats or not: Solari will also trust its proven players against Ajax – as follows:
Real Madrid (4-3-3)
Carvajal, Nacho, Varane, Reguilon
Modric, Casemiro, Kroos
Asensio, Benzema, Junior
Suspended: Sergio Ramos
The last three results: 3: 0 vs. Feyenoord Rotterdam, 5: 1 Vs. ADO The Hague, 5: 0 v. NAC Breda
When Ajax Amsterdam joins Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday evening, the team can at least be aware of the fact that it has done its homework. With three impressive wins in the baggage, the team was in good shape – and now hopes for the surprise in Madrid.
That this succeeds may be doubted. Already in the first leg in front of a home crowd some of the team had thought the sensation, but in the end, the Dutch had to bow to the individual superiority of the opponent. However, as they lost “only” 1: 2, the hope is still alive – and unlike before the first leg, the team showed up in the top flight before the return leg.
Against NAC Breda (5: 0) and ADO Den Haag (5: 1), the team celebrated more than just compulsory victories, it took the opponents apart according to all the rules of the art. Against Feyenoord Rotterdam again Ajax managed a statement victory, as he stands in the book: 3: 0 won the capital club on the Last competitor from the port metropolis, which offered the offensively intoxicating football and defensively very stable occurred.
Ajax (56 points, 23 games) was able to secure second place in the direct duel, third-placed Rotterdam should not be endangered at the end of the season (46 points, 24 games). Rather, the team looks up: With one game and five points behind, they hope to catch up with Ajax, leaders PSV Eindhoven (61 points).
But first, it’s about making the seemingly impossible possible in Madrid. In addition to the courage of desperation, Ajax fans should above all reassure Real’s Clasico record: At a more vulnerable point in time, the Dutch would not have faced the CL title-holder.
Possible lineup Ajax Amsterdam
Ajax coach ten Haag offered his top eleven against Rotterdam – and was not disappointed. Since there are six days between the last league match and the CL-cracker in Madrid, there is also no reason for rotation for fitness-technical reasons, which probably means that the following formation should be on the pitch:
Ajax Amsterdam (4-3-3)
Mazraoui, Ligt, Blind, Tagliafico
Beek, Jong, Schone
Ziyech, Tadic, Neres
Injury: Carel Eiting, Lisandro Magallan
Real Madrid vs Ajax Amsterdam Soccer Prediction Explained
With complete certainty, this can hardly be said, especially because behind Reals current constitution are big question marks: After the two Clasico defeats in a row (0: 3 and 0: 1), the team seems wounded, his current level, it must first again Prove proof.
The more probable scenario remains the one that allows Real to move into the quarter-finals victorious at the end. With Ajax Amsterdam waiting no FC Barcelona, individually the Madrilenians are clearly superior to the opponent – and anger in the stomach is known to release forces. At Real, every actor will be eager to write positive headlines in his own living room again after two scuffles against Barca. If Ajax does not outgrow on Tuesday night, this should also succeed.
Predictions Today: victory for Real Madrid