One of the most interesting UEFA Champions League attacks this year will be shown on Wednesday, when Ajax hosts Juventus in the first final of the fourth.
Two of the last four fourth games at the UEFA Champions League's first quarter have already been played. On Wednesday, the marquee show will hit Manchester United against Barcelona, but some will also be on the Ajax side, which welcomes Juventus to Johan Cruijff ArenA.
Ajax has been one of the remarkable packs in the UEFA League of Champions this season, having sworn in secret to Bayern Munich's challenge at group level, where they were second to none. Bavarians just two points. They then organized the seasonal date with Juventus after they had successfully completed an exciting award for Real Madrid in the Round of 16.
Juventus was also to come after him to perform at the last stage of the eighth, having been hit by Atletico Madrid at the first stage before Cristiano Ronaldo ensured a safe passage to the tour. T newest. However, having lost the last two games on the way back from the competition, it was a great hit Bianconeri they will get something out of their trip to Amsterdam.
With regard to the recent format, the two teams have lost a total of seven and one of their last eight matches in a competition. Both Ajax and Juventus are both at the lower level, although Erik men have no room for comfort to the visitors in Eredivisie, which is ahead of PSV Eindhoven on differences in aims.
Juventus managed to defeat Ajax 2-1 the last time that they met in the capital of Holland, in the final of 16 of 2009-10. Before the latest meeting on both sides, The Hard Tackle takes a closer look at the UEFA Champions League.
Team news & tactics
Erik ten Hag has few violent concerns about his hands ahead of Juventus's visit. On Wednesday, only Hassane Bande (calf) is available for injury, and Noussair Mazraoui is the major presence for Ajax because of a one-stop stop as a result of a collection of yellow cards.
Joel Veltman should be placed on the right side of the Ajax defense. However the rest of the team choice should be pretty much easy, with Daley Blind's Matthijs de Ligt partnering in a major protective partnership, and Nicolas Tagliafico returns to the left.
On the back of the defensive line, Andre Onana should be used between the camans. In the center of the park will be the director of the hotel's Frenkie de Jong, where Lasse Schone and Donny van de Beek will be the center workers.
However, the burden of attack will be on the investigation of the wounded protected by Juventus protection. Twelve Tadic has guided the line well for Ajax this season and the Serb must be clinical when it has access to score. David Neres and Hakim Ziyech will be just as important for home use, with both looking at the speed and the route to test. That's there for Bianconeri fully supportive.
Most likely line line (4-3-3): Onana; Veltman, de Ligt, Blind, Tagliafico; van de Beek, de Jong, Schone; Ziyech, Tadic, Neres
Massimiliano Allegri was attacked just one day before Juventus paid a trip in Amsterdam. Giorgio Chiellini picked up a famine on the calf in his training, which will give him a line for at least the first leg, if not the next week at the Allianz Stadium.
If the protector is not an elderly animal, Allegri has the option of organizing a three-dimensional shape, but he said that he would only have three men on the back, to leave one player on his back. the bench. In place of Colin, Daniele Rugani will be involved in Leonardo Bonucci at the heart of Juventus's defense.
On either side of the two doors were Joao Cancelo and Alex Sandro, with a visitors visit by Wojciech Szczesny. Another new absence for Juventus, Emre Can, which absenteeism means that Sami Khedira, which was suggested by Allegri, began during the pre-game press conference, in the middle of the field.
Miralem Pjanic will pull the strings as the deep mediator and Blaise Matuidi will be the box player to the box, with Rodrigo Bentancur falling to the bench. Go ahead in an attack, the main speaking point to go into the Wednesday competition, which Cristiano Ronaldo was available. And Allegri pointed out that the Portuguese are suitable and available.
Ronaldo should start on the left of the Juventus attack, with Federico Bernardeschi tending to play Paulo Dybala on the other side. The final stop in the side is a lift between Mario Mandzukic and inside Kise Kean. But Allegri said Kean could be reduced, Mandzukic should manage the line for the visitors.
Most likely line line (4-3-3): Szczesny; Delay, Bonucci, Rugani, Sandro; Khedira, Pjanic, Matuidi; Bernardeschi, Mandzukic, Ronaldo
- Ajax and Juventus will be competing in the Europe's top European championship for the ninth time, sinking in the UEFA League in November 2004. The Dutch side has not struck t Bianconeri the competition, having won the European Cup final in Belgrade (1-0).
- Ajax is the first Dutch side to arrive in the UEFA Champions League quarterly league team from PSV Eindhoven, back in the 2006-07 season. In fact, the Eredivisie giants have reached this first for the first time since 2002-03, when AC Milan planted them.
- Juventus has won the four teams' two-team competitions, which recently take Ajax 2-1 to a close in Amsterdam in the first tour of 32 tournaments. got on without having to pull to Turin.
- Ajax won one of their last six UEFA Champions League matches (D3 L3), with Borussia Dortmund reaching their final leg of the final match (1-0) in the second leg of the season. end 1995 (3- 0 gathered together.
- Only Lionel Messi (11) had paid more goals in the Hero League in this season the Ajax onwards Dusan Tadic (nine – six goals, three helping).
Player to watch
Matthijs de Ligt
One good news team might produce another bad news. Cristiano Ronaldo, who can say that someone Real Madrid has lost most of their loss before they sent in to Ajax in the final 16 consecutive row. which means the defense Ajax needs to attract its weight and some, not enough against it, perhaps the best player in the history of the UEFA Champions League.
The player is taking matters over to his own hands. Ajax Matthijs de Ligt is a captain. Going against Ronaldo is not a new face of Ligt, who had attended the Mòd in Holland as a 3-0 win over Portugal last year. And another achievement is then the need, if Ajax is to get the first leg.
Matthijs de Ligt is to play one of his great matches. And, if it succeeds in achieving the best and to keep Ronaldo in a bay, Ajax may just have taken a step closer to reaching the UEFA Champions League finals.
Ajax 2-1 Juventus
Wednesday's game gives Ajax a gold chance, despite returning to Cristiano Ronaldo which makes it a difficult problem. But, with captain Juventus Giorgio Chiellini not available, people like Dusan Tadic, David Neres and Hakim Ziyech have a real chance of getting their best weakened. Bianconeri defense.
Ronaldo's presence, however, is a real concern to Ajax, but they can cope if they play smartly. Try Erik Ten Hag's men to try their visitors, with an interesting attack led by the search for the back of the net more than once in the night.
The Hard Tackle thinks Ajax wins with the odd aim of getting little benefit from the link, although Juventus should give a single goal to give something positive for the second leg of the second. one week. t