Ajax vs Real Madrid Preview

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Ajax vs Real Madrid Preview

With renewed vigour and riding on back of 3 consecutive victories Real Madrid head to Amsterdam Arena to face Ajax.

Group D is the group of champions but more famously is considered as group of Death.Over the last two years these 2 teams have met four times and Real Madrid emerged on the winning side each time.

Spanish outfit is slowly gathering momentum. Twice Madrid came from behind to beat Manchester City at home in the dying minutes to snatch victory from the hands of City.Ronaldo is back to his goal scoring best . Sergio Ramos is back in the squad amidst rumours of a rift with coach Jose Mourinho.

Team Selection would be critical for Jose Mourinho as Real Madrid are preparing for one of their busiest weeks of this campaign.While they have an all-important game against Ajax, Jose Mourinho and the rest of his team know well that a potentially decisive meeting with Barcelona takes place in the league next Sunday.

Ronaldo as always would be our man to watch out for Real Madrid. In Form Brazilian superstar Kaka is expected to play a role in the match.Jose Mourinho has been quite vocal about the brazilian and praise him for his performances. Elsewhere in the mid field Xabi Alonso and Luka Modric will pull the strings with Angel Di Maria wide on the flank.Karim Benzema is expected in the lone striker's role. In the defense Pepe and Sergio Ramos will be the key men.

Key Player for Ajax - Ronaldo

Ajax nearly pulled of a draw against Borussia but were denied by a 87th minute goal.
Coach Frank de Boer’s team has been solid against its Dutch competition this season, playing to four victories and three draws.

It will require something special in defense from the Dutch outfit to stop Real Madrid.  Ryan Babel is expected to lead the attack but Christian Eriksen is the player to watch for. Theyoung danish player has got a goal scoring touch  and also is a creative outlet for the team.In the midfield, Ajax have another threat in Tobias Sana. The midfielder’s three goals in Dutch League have him tied for leading goal scorer.

Key Player for Ajax - Christian Eriksen

Prediction
Real Madrid start as favorites for this one and with one eye on Barcelona expect Real Madrid to close the game early