Ajax v Tottenham Hotspur – Johan Cruijff Arena at 20:00 GMT+1
Tottenham Hotspur will be aiming to get the upper hand when they make a trip to Amsterdam on Wednesday night to take on Ajax once again in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final showdown. The hosts hold the 1-point advantage in this fixture and are already claimed the victory against top-ranked Juventus and Real Madrid. Moreover, they definitely won’t miss this chance to take another win against the Spurs.
Tottenham are fighting for a place in the final, but their performances without star striker Harry Kane has been terrible. The Spurs have one more Premier League fixture left this season and their only hope of attaining a silverware this season is in this competition. However, Mauricio Pochettino and his men will enter this match off the back of five defeats in their past six matches. Their record on the road has been somewhat inconsistent.
On the other hand, Ajax were able to win their last six matches on the bounce. They are also undefeated in their last 10 games. In their most recent performances, Ajax showed that they are solid in breaking down defences. The Spurs will have no choice but to give their best attacking shot if they want to dominate and secure the victor.
– Son Heung-Min will return for this fixture after missing the first leg due to suspension.
– Talisman Harry Kane will be unavailable on Wednesday night since he is still recovering from his ankle ligament injury.
– Harry Winks is still recuperating after going through a groin surgery last week.
– Serge Aurier and Erik Lamela are still out due to their respective hamstring problems.
– Hassane Bande and Carel Eiting will also be unavailable for Ajax.
PROBABLE FORMATION & STARTING XI
Andre Onana, Noussair Mazraoui, Matthijs De Ligt, Daley Blind, Nicolas Tagliafico, Lasse Schone, Frenkie De Jong, Hakim Ziyech, Donny Van de Beek, David Neres, Dusan Tadic
Hugo Lloris, Kieran Trippier, Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose, Moussa Sissoko, Victor Wanyama, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Son Heung-Min, Lucas Moura
Dusan Tadic has is becoming one of Europe’s leading players, and one of the most vital players for Ajax. The Serbia international has provided match-winning goals and assists for the team this season.
Son Heung-Min will definitely make up for the lost time and help the Spurs secure the victory on Wednesday night. The South Korean forward’s comeback could undeniably be the key for winning this fixture.
Ajax v Tottenham: 1-1
Ajax has been having an incredible run in the competition this season, overcoming the likes of Juventus and Real Madrid. However, they weren’t able to come out victorious in the home leg In both matches. This could be a good thing for Tottenham Hotspur, who will be graced with the return of Son Heung-Min. Expect Wednesday night’s match to be full of thrills and anticipation.
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