Preview: Full of drive afterward three beeline victories, Real Madrid campaign in the Netherlands on Wednesday to accommodate the Dutch club Ajax in a Group D Champions Alliance match.
Madrid began their contempt acceptable amplitude with a 3-2 binding of Manchester City in their aboriginal Champions Alliance claiming of the season. That was followed by a brace of La Liga victories by an accumulated account by 7-1 over Spanish opponents Rayo Vallecano and Deportivo La CoruГ±a, in that order.
The three-match acceptable band has apparent 5 goals from Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ajax, meanwhile, accept best up two beeline wins of their own. Shutout victories over FC Utrecht and Twente Enschede accept approved the Dutch squad's arch defense. Ajax did, however, bead its aboriginal and alone Champions Alliance bout of the division to the German band Borussia Dortmund by an allowance of 1-0.
As Real Madrid aims to accumulate their drive going, Ajax will attend to arrest the visitors and avert their home turf.
Where: Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands
When: Wednesday, October 3, 2:45 p.m. EST
Recent history amid Madrid and adversary Ajax is absolutely telling: Over the endure two years the clubs accept met four times, and Madrid has been arriving on every occasion.
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In fact, the scoring in those four affairs is even added persuasively: Madrid holds the advantage by a calculation of 12-0.
There is little to advance that the Spanish assertion is affected by a change in that trend. Ronaldo's hat ambush in Madrid's a lot of contempt achievement and his game-winner in abrasion time adjoin Manchester City accept bedeviled the headlines, but the Coach Jose Mourinho's band holds added able scorers.
Keep an eye on contempo standouts such as midfielder ГЃngel DI MarГa, who as well begin the net in Madrid's latest bout and has managed ten shots on net in La Liga activity appropriately far.
Those in allegation of arresting Madrid's ambition are annihilated to avoid either, as is apparent by the actuality that the aggregation has accustomed two goals or added just three times all divisions in any league.
Madrid's aegis is accustomed appearance by the advancing play of Pepe, and at 31 years of age, babysitter Iker Casillas became the youngest amateur in La Liga history to ability 300 career victories. Finding the net at all could be a claiming for Ajax appear Wednesday.
Coach Frank de Boer's aggregation has been solid adjoin its Dutch Eredivisie antagonism so far this season, arena to four victories and three draws.
Defense is a bright strength, as babysitter Kenneth Vermeer and his assembly accepted already captivated opponents scoreless on four occasions.
Hi-res-149440901_crop_exact Frank de Boer's Ajax band has bootless to account adjoin Real Madrid in their endure four meetings.
Ajax about managing to do the aforementioned adjoin Borussia Dortmund in their aboriginal Champions Alliance match. They maintained a scoreless tie until the 87th minute, admitting adverse 23 shots to just nine of their own.
They will charge to put alternating an appropriately aggressive arresting accomplishment on Wednesday if they achievement to avoid aggressive with Real Madrid.
Offensively, midfielder Tobias Sana is angry for the aggregation advance with three goals in Eredivisie action. He got the scoring started in the a lot of contempt Ajax victory, and apparent a brace in the team's additional bold of the season. Watch for him to act as one of the Dutch squad's best affairs to actual the scoring affliction it has suffered adjoin Real Madrid in contempo years.
History has an addiction to echo itself, and it will be on Wednesday, as Real Madrid continues their ascendancy of the Dutch opponents. Ajax will acquisition accessory alleviate in breaking their scoring aridity adjoin the Spanish giant, but will be outdone by Ronaldo and Madrid's attack.
Real Madrid 3, Ajax 1