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country flag Champions League Round 1/4 Final (2)
Tue 16 April 2019 20:00
Referee
Clément Turpin (France)
Weather at KO
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Travel Info
2 hours plane, 1/2 hour coach
Distance
1,145 KM

Juventus

Last updated: Tue 16 April 2019 22:08
In Brief

Second defeat in the Serie A campaign: beaten 1-2 by SPAL on the road. Any wins or scoreless draw needed to eliminate Ajax. Cuadrado ineligible. Perin, Chiellini, Mandzukic and Caceres out. Matuidi, Can and Douglas Costa return.

Looking Back

Juventus 2.0 tried saving their energies against SPAL and closed the first half with 1 goal up. With their heads elsewhere, they ended up conceding twice in the second half.

Kean is on fire and keeps scoring. Cuadrado tried giving the team some inpredictability. Nicolussi displayed some personality. Dybala failed to leave any mark on the match.

Looking Ahead

If Napoli fail to beat Chievo Verona, they will officially be champions. In order to get past Ajax they need any kind of win or a scoreless draw.

Mandzukic, Perin, Caceres and Chiellini will be out. Matuidi, Can and Douglas Costa are back with the squad. Ronaldo, Pjanic and Rugani were rested at the weekend.

Cuadrado is ineligible.

Matuidi and Bernardeschi are one yellow card away from suspension.

Dybala or Kean will be starting in the attack. With De Sciglio at right-back, Juventus could be opting for a 4-4-2 formation.

Points of Interest

Juventus hosted Ajax 6 times: they won 5 and drew 1. Overall, they scored 15 goals and conceded 5. They drew 0-0 last time out.

Ajax

Last updated: Tue 16 April 2019 22:08
In Brief

Sound 6-2 home win over Excelsior. Need a win or draw with 2 goals and more to overcome Juventus. Tagliafico banned. Bande, Eiting and Cerny out. De Jong in the squad.

Looking Back

Ajax dominated Excelsior right from the start and scored 3 goals per each half, conceding once per half when getting too relaxed.

Huntelaar was the hero of the match with 3 goals and 1 assist. Tadic scored a brace and served 1 assist. Dolberg also scored while Ziyech served two assists and Van De Beek 1.

Looking Ahead

They continue their march on top of the Eredivisie. Need to win or to draw with at least 2 goals scored against Juventus in order to make it straight to the Champions League semifinals.

Bande, Eiting and Cerny should miss out. De Jong made the trip to Turin despite a slight doubt.

Tagliafico will be banned. Blind, De Jong, De Ligt, Schone, Van De Beek and Ziyech are one yellow card away from suspension.

With Veltman at right-back, Mazraoui could replace Tagliafico at left-back. Otherwise, Blind or Sindgraven could act on the left, with Mazraoui on the right.

Points of Interest

Ajax failed to score in 3 out of 6 trips to Juventus, while they kept 1 clean sheet. In 3 occasions they conceded more than 2 goals, while they scored more once.

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Suspended Unavailable
Doubtful (chance of availability) Rested
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Ajax

Last updated: Tue 16 April 2019 22:08
In Brief

Sound 6-2 home win over Excelsior. Need a win or draw with 2 goals and more to overcome Juventus. Tagliafico banned. Bande, Eiting and Cerny out. De Jong in the squad.

Looking Back

Ajax dominated Excelsior right from the start and scored 3 goals per each half, conceding once per half when getting too relaxed.

Huntelaar was the hero of the match with 3 goals and 1 assist. Tadic scored a brace and served 1 assist. Dolberg also scored while Ziyech served two assists and Van De Beek 1.

Looking Ahead

They continue their march on top of the Eredivisie. Need to win or to draw with at least 2 goals scored against Juventus in order to make it straight to the Champions League semifinals.

Bande, Eiting and Cerny should miss out. De Jong made the trip to Turin despite a slight doubt.

Tagliafico will be banned. Blind, De Jong, De Ligt, Schone, Van De Beek and Ziyech are one yellow card away from suspension.

With Veltman at right-back, Mazraoui could replace Tagliafico at left-back. Otherwise, Blind or Sindgraven could act on the left, with Mazraoui on the right.

Points of Interest

Ajax failed to score in 3 out of 6 trips to Juventus, while they kept 1 clean sheet. In 3 occasions they conceded more than 2 goals, while they scored more once.

Suspended Unavailable
Doubtful (chance of availability) Rested
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Game Score
Round Play-Off (1)
Red Star Belgrade - Red Bull Salzburg 0 - 0
BATE Borisov - PSV Eindhoven 2 - 3
SL Benfica - PAOK 1 - 1
Young Boys Bern - Dinamo Zagreb 1 - 1
Ajax - Dynamo Kyiv 3 - 1
MOL Vidi - AEK Athens 1 - 2
Round Play-Off (2)
Dynamo Kyiv - Ajax 0 - 0
Dinamo Zagreb - Young Boys Bern 1 - 2
AEK Athens - MOL Vidi 1 - 1
PAOK - SL Benfica 1 - 4
PSV Eindhoven - BATE Borisov 3 - 0
Red Bull Salzburg - Red Star Belgrade 2 - 2
Round Grp B (1)
Internazionale - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 1
FC Barcelona - PSV Eindhoven 4 - 0
Round Grp A (1)
Monaco - Atletico Madrid 1 - 2
Club Brugge - Borussia Dortmund 0 - 1
Round Grp C (1)
Liverpool - Paris St Germain 3 - 2
Red Star Belgrade - Napoli 0 - 0
Round Grp D (1)
Schalke - FC Porto 1 - 1
Galatasaray - Lokomotiv Moscow 3 - 0
Round Grp F (1)
Shakhtar Donetsk - Hoffenheim 2 - 2
Manchester City - Olympique Lyonnais 1 - 2
Round Grp E (1)
Ajax - AEK Athens 3 - 0
SL Benfica - Bayern Munchen 0 - 2
Round Grp G (1)
Real Madrid - Roma 3 - 0
FC Viktoria Plzen - CSKA Moscow 2 - 2
Round Grp H (1)
Valencia - Juventus 0 - 2
Young Boys Bern - Manchester United 0 - 3
Round Grp F (2)
Hoffenheim - Manchester City 1 - 2
Olympique Lyonnais - Shakhtar Donetsk 2 - 2
Round Grp H (2)
Juventus - Young Boys Bern 3 - 0
Manchester United - Valencia 0 - 0
Round Grp E (2)
Bayern Munchen - Ajax 1 - 1
AEK Athens - SL Benfica 2 - 3
Round Grp G (2)
Roma - FC Viktoria Plzen 5 - 0
CSKA Moscow - Real Madrid 1 - 0
Round Grp C (2)
Paris St Germain - Red Star Belgrade 6 - 1
Napoli - Liverpool 1 - 0
Round Grp D (2)
Lokomotiv Moscow - Schalke 0 - 1
FC Porto - Galatasaray 1 - 0
Round Grp A (2)
Borussia Dortmund - Monaco 3 - 0
Atletico Madrid - Club Brugge 3 - 1
Round Grp B (2)
Tottenham Hotspur - FC Barcelona 2 - 4
PSV Eindhoven - Internazionale 1 - 2
Round Grp H (3)
Young Boys Bern - Valencia 1 - 1
Manchester United - Juventus 0 - 1
Round Grp E (3)
AEK Athens - Bayern Munchen 0 - 2
Ajax - SL Benfica 1 - 0
Round Grp F (3)
Shakhtar Donetsk - Manchester City 0 - 3
Hoffenheim - Olympique Lyonnais 3 - 3
Round Grp G (3)
Roma - CSKA Moscow 3 - 0
Real Madrid - FC Viktoria Plzen 2 - 1
Round Grp B (3)
PSV Eindhoven - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 2
FC Barcelona - Internazionale 2 - 0
Round Grp A (3)
Club Brugge - Monaco 1 - 1
Borussia Dortmund - Atletico Madrid 4 - 0
Round Grp C (3)
Liverpool - Red Star Belgrade 4 - 0
Paris St Germain - Napoli 2 - 2
Round Grp D (3)
Lokomotiv Moscow - FC Porto 1 - 3
Galatasaray - Schalke 0 - 0
Round Grp C (4)
Red Star Belgrade - Liverpool 2 - 0
Napoli - Paris St Germain 1 - 1
Round Grp A (4)
Monaco - Club Brugge 0 - 4
Atletico Madrid - Borussia Dortmund 2 - 0
Round Grp B (4)
Internazionale - FC Barcelona 1 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - PSV Eindhoven 2 - 1
Round Grp D (4)
FC Porto - Lokomotiv Moscow 4 - 1
Schalke - Galatasaray 2 - 0
Round Grp H (4)
Valencia - Young Boys Bern 3 - 1
Juventus - Manchester United 1 - 2
Round Grp G (4)
CSKA Moscow - Roma 1 - 2
FC Viktoria Plzen - Real Madrid 0 - 5
Round Grp E (4)
Bayern Munchen - AEK Athens 2 - 0
SL Benfica - Ajax 1 - 1
Round Grp F (4)
Manchester City - Shakhtar Donetsk 6 - 0
Olympique Lyonnais - Hoffenheim 2 - 2
Round Grp E (5)
AEK Athens - Ajax 0 - 2
Bayern Munchen - SL Benfica 5 - 1
Round Grp G (5)
CSKA Moscow - FC Viktoria Plzen 1 - 2
Roma - Real Madrid 0 - 2
Round Grp F (5)
Olympique Lyonnais - Manchester City 2 - 2
Hoffenheim - Shakhtar Donetsk 2 - 3
Round Grp H (5)
Juventus - Valencia 1 - 0
Manchester United - Young Boys Bern 1 - 0
Round Grp A (5)
Atletico Madrid - Monaco 2 - 0
Borussia Dortmund - Club Brugge 0 - 0
Round Grp D (5)
Lokomotiv Moscow - Galatasaray 2 - 0
FC Porto - Schalke 3 - 1
Round Grp C (5)
Paris St Germain - Liverpool 2 - 1
Napoli - Red Star Belgrade 3 - 1
Round Grp B (5)
Tottenham Hotspur - Internazionale 1 - 0
PSV Eindhoven - FC Barcelona 1 - 2
Round Grp D (6)
Galatasaray - FC Porto 2 - 3
Schalke - Lokomotiv Moscow 1 - 0
Round Grp A (6)
Monaco - Borussia Dortmund 0 - 2
Club Brugge - Atletico Madrid 0 - 0
Round Grp B (6)
FC Barcelona - Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 1
Internazionale - PSV Eindhoven 1 - 1
Round Grp C (6)
Red Star Belgrade - Paris St Germain 1 - 4
Liverpool - Napoli 1 - 0
Round Grp G (6)
Real Madrid - CSKA Moscow 0 - 3
FC Viktoria Plzen - Roma 2 - 1
Round Grp F (6)
Shakhtar Donetsk - Olympique Lyonnais 1 - 1
Manchester City - Hoffenheim 2 - 1
Round Grp H (6)
Valencia - Manchester United 2 - 1
Young Boys Bern - Juventus 2 - 1
Round Grp E (6)
Ajax - Bayern Munchen 3 - 3
SL Benfica - AEK Athens 1 - 0
Round 1/8 Final (1)
Manchester United - Paris St Germain 0 - 2
Roma - FC Porto 2 - 1
Ajax - Real Madrid 1 - 2
Tottenham Hotspur - Borussia Dortmund 3 - 0
Olympique Lyonnais - FC Barcelona 0 - 0
Liverpool - Bayern Munchen 0 - 0
Schalke - Manchester City 2 - 3
Atletico Madrid - Juventus 2 - 0
Round 1/8 Final (2)
Real Madrid - Ajax 1 - 4
Borussia Dortmund - Tottenham Hotspur 0 - 1
Paris St Germain - Manchester United 1 - 3
FC Porto - Roma 3 - 1
(AET)
Manchester City - Schalke 7 - 0
Juventus - Atletico Madrid 3 - 0
FC Barcelona - Olympique Lyonnais 5 - 1
Bayern Munchen - Liverpool 1 - 3
Round 1/4 Final (1)
Liverpool - FC Porto 2 - 0
Tottenham Hotspur - Manchester City 1 - 0
Manchester United - FC Barcelona 0 - 1
Ajax - Juventus 1 - 1
Round 1/4 Final (2)
FC Barcelona - Manchester United 3 - 0
Juventus - Ajax 1 - 2
Manchester City - Tottenham Hotspur 4 - 3
FC Porto - Liverpool 1 - 4
Round 1/2 Final (1)
Tottenham Hotspur - Ajax 0 - 1
FC Barcelona - Liverpool 3 - 0
Round 1/2 Final (2)
Liverpool - FC Barcelona 4 - 0
Ajax - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 3
Round Final
Tottenham Hotspur - Liverpool 0 - 2