Ajax vs Tottenham Hotspur: Possible starting XI, head-to-head, UCL preview

Ajax vs Tottenham Hotspur: Possible starting XI, head-to-head, UCL preview

Ajax vs Tottenham Hotspur Champions League decider will take centre stage on Wednesday, May 8, at Johan Cruijff Arena as both clubs seek a spot to battle Liverpool in final match of 2018-19 Champions League.

Ajax boss Erik ten Hag has no injury worries ahead of the contest as Carel Eiting is the only squad member missing with injury.

With a squad that boast of the quartet of Matthijs De Ligt, Frenkie de Jong, Dusan Tadic and Andre Onana the home-side are raring to go.

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On the other hand, the Mauricio Pochettino tutored-side will be eager to payback their host after last week’s first leg home defeat at Tottenham Stadium.

Son Heung-min and Jan Vertonghen are expected to be in the tick of the action despite the latter just recovering from a head injury he cropped in the first-leg.

Pochettino will want his experience on the pitch against his former club.

Kane, Winks, Aurier are all confirmed absentees, while Moussa Sissoko is now fully fit and could return to Tottenham’s starting XI.

Recent form: Ajax

Last game: Willem II 0-4 Ajax (Sunday, Dutch Cup final)

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Recent form: Tottenham

Last game: Bournemouth 1-0 Tottenham (Saturday)

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Possible line-ups

Ajax starting XI: Onana; Mazraoui, Blind, De Ligt, Tagliafico; Van de Beek, De Jong, Schöne; Ziyech, Tadić, Neres

Tottenham Hotspur starting XI: Lloris; Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Sissoko, Wanyama; Alli, Eriksen, Moura; Son

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Head-to-head record

The first leg of Champions League semi-final clash was the first time Ajax recorded their first competitive win over Tottenham after three attempts.

Previously, the Dutch side were hammered 6-1 on aggregate in a two-legged UEFA Cup Winners' Cup fixtures in 1981.

Match: Ajax vs Tottenham Hotspur

Date: Wednesday, May 8

Time: 8pm (Nigerian time)

Venue: Johan Cruijff ArenA

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum netted a brace each as Liverpool thrashed Barcelona 4-0 in the reverse tie of their UCL semi-final clash on Tuesday night, May 7, at Anfield to book a place in the final on 4-3 aggregate.

The encounter saw Liverpool without the duo of Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, as Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri made the starting XI.

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