Dutch heavyweights Ajax clash with European defending champions Real Madrid in the first leg knockout stage both sides keen to bag the vital three points in what will prove to be an uphill task for Ajax.
Ajax will be counting on their native home support to get the job done and down the 12 time European Champions and clinch the crucial first-leg advantage in what will prove to be an uphill task for the home side.
The Eredivisie giants head into the match hoping to bounce back from their disappointing 1-0 away from home in their lastest dutch top division and turn in style against the inform La Liga giants who will come guns blazing.
The hosts head into the match having registered mixed results in their last five matches managing two wins, suffered two defeats and registered two draws in their last five matches and their manager will be keen to see his side turn their fortunes in the top European club competition.
Real Madrid travels to the Netherlands hoping to continue with their red hot form and bag the crucial first-leg advantage over Ajax as they strive to reach the last eight of the competition.
Real Madrid head into the match in high spirits after dismissing bitter City rival Atletico Madrid 3-1 in the Madrid derby in the Spanish La Liga to climb up to 2nd in the Spanish top division.
Santiago Solari charges head into the match in ruthless form winning four of their last five matches save for one 1-1 draw away at Barcelona as they continue their revival.
The homes side will be seeking inspirational from Serbia playmaker Dusan Tadic to get the goals upfront while Madrid will be counting on French hitman Karim Benzema to get the job done.
Head to Head
Real Madrid has won all the last five matches between the two sides.
Real Madrid win