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Champions League roundabout: Manchester United, Atletico Madrid, Ajax and Benfica – Photo: Infografia ge
The English side have had ups and downs since that match at the Wanda Metropolitano – something that’s been a frequent occurrence this season in general. Amid speculation of an internal crisis, he tied with Watford and It was crushed by the rival citybut it comes from Exciting victory over Tottenham.
“Tomorrow is very important, it is very important for this new campaign in the Champions League. When we play in this competition we always dream of going as far as possible. We want to win, but to be in the top eight we have to play well. We are ready for that – Left-back Alex Telles commented.
The Brazilian should replace Luke Shaw, who has trained in the past few days but is not 100% confirmed. Coach Ralph Rangnick has secured the availability of midfielder Scott McTominay and midfielder Bruno Fernandes, the latter already without Covid-19.
Bruno Fernandes has tested negative for Covid-19 and must be linked to him against Atletico – Image: Getty Images
a madrid sports On the other hand, he scored three consecutive victories after drawing with United, over Celta de Vigo, Betis and Cadiz – which happened for the first time this season.
But coach Diego Simeone has several problems. Hangman hanging. Wass, Vrsaljko, Limar and Matthews Kona, injured. Six players from the basic categories are included.
Manchester United: from jia; Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Varane and Alex Telles; Fred, McTominay, Ilanga, Bruno Fernandez and Sancho; Cristiano Ronaldo.
madrid sports: Oblak. Savic, Jimenez and Rinildo; Llorente, Herrera, Cook, DePaul and Renan Lodi; Joao Felix and Griezmann.
As well as the confrontation between madrid sports And the Manchester Unitedthe first match between Ajax And the Benfica It also ended in a draw: 2-2 Electrification in Estádio da Luz. Therefore, whoever wins this Tuesday at the Johan Cruyff Stadium qualifies for the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Despite the three victories in the last four matches, Ajax Not playing well. So much so that he conceded five goals in those matches. Fortunately the attack’s firepower made the difference, just as it has in the entire season. In the Champions League, there were 22 goals in seven matches.
“It will be a great match. Benfica He also loves to attack and plays like us. Looking at my condition, I’m happy at the moment. I scored many goals and that allows me to help the team. Hope to do it again, I’ll try. But the most important is getting through the stage – commented striker Sebastian Haller, who is looking to regain his artillery in the tournament. He has 11 goals, one less than Lewandowski).
Ajax trains before the Champions League match against Benfica – Photo: Getty Images
a Ajax He had one of the best campaigns in the Champions League group stage, with a 100% success in Group C. Benfica He secured a place in the Round of 16 in the last round by defeating Dynamo Kyiv and replacing Barcelona.
The Portuguese national team has news in the list related to the match in Amsterdam: Otamendi, Gilberto, Jarimchuk and Svilar. In other words, coach Nelson Verissimo has all the players available except for the injured Seferovic, Rodrigo Pinho and Lucas Verissimo.
– We have to be at a high level to get past an obstacle like oo Ajax. But we believe. Like I said before the first game, and a lot of people probably didn’t believe it, favoritism is 50-50. a Actx We will respect you, we will respect you Actx. It will be a game of cat and mouse, trying to exploit the opponent’s weaknesses – commented coach BenfikThe.
The following teams have already qualified for the Champions League quarter-finals: Bayern Munich, Liverpool, Manchester City and Real Madrid. On Wednesday, Lille tries to return to the top of Chelsea, and Villarreal are battling for the spot with Juventus.
Ajax: or me. Wrench, Shores, Martinez and the Blind; Edson Alvarez, Burgess & Gravenburch; Anthony, Haller and Tadic.
Benfica: Flacodymus. Gilberto, Otamendi, Vertonghen and Grimaldo; Weigel and expresses. Everton, Goncalo Ramos, Rafa Silva and Darwin Nunez.
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