04 December 2012
Tonight Real Madrid finishes the group qualifying round of the Champions League against Ajax in the Santiago Bernabéu stadium. The Whites, who have have been unbeaten in their last eight Champions League matches at home and have already qualified for the round of sixteen, go up against the Dutch team for the sixth time in the last three seasons. Their track record is outstanding: five wins, 16 goals scored and only one conceded. It will be the third consecutive match the Whites face at home in just over a week and, in the words of Mourinho, the objective is “to win and for our footballers to play without pressure”. Adán, Nacho, Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema, Khedira and Coentrão will be in the starting line up, while Ramos y Alonso will be sitting out the match to avoid receiving a card that would prevent them from playing the first leg of the round of sixteen. Arbeloa won't be playing due to suspension.
Today Real Madrid wrap up their participation in group D of the Champions League. The Whites, who have already qualified for the round of sixteen, go up against Ajax Amsterdam tonight in their third match on home territory in little over a week. Alcoyano and Atlético de Madrid were the two previous rivals that were defeated on Real Madrid's home turf and today's objective is to rack up their third consecutive victory before a home crowd that hasn't seen their team lose in the 11 matches they've played at the Bernabéu.
|GROUP D TABLE|
|3||Ajax de Ámsterdam||5||1||1||3||7||12||-2||-5|
|CLASHES BETWEEN BOTH TEAMS IN THE EUROPEAN CUP|