Ajax is going head to head with Borussia Dortmund starting on 19 Oct 2021 at 19:00 UTC at Johan Cruijff Arena stadium, Amsterdam city, Netherlands. The match is a part of the UEFA Champions League, Group C.
Ajax played against Borussia Dortmund in 2 matches this season. Currently, Ajax rank 1st, while Borussia Dortmund hold 2nd position.
Start date: 19 Oct 2021 19:00 UTC
Venue: Johan Cruijff Arena
Referee: Jesus Gil Manzano, Spain
Head to Head Record
FT: Ajax 1-4 Borussia Dortmund
FT: Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Ajax
Ajax Team News
While Erik ten Hag will be without Sean Klaiber on Tuesday owing to a knee injury, only veteran goalie Maarten Stekelenburg will be sidelined due to a groyne condition that has kept him out of action recently. As a result, Remko Pasveer, a 37-year-old reserve, is poised to continue while Ajax’s last line of defence, as Andre Onana’s nine-month suspension is set to expire next month.
Sebastien Haller will continue to lead the line for the Dutch champions, with an attacking trio consisting of club captain Dusan Tadic, Steven Berghuis, and Brazil international Antony, who returns to the first XI, providing support.
Borussia Dortmund Team News
Dortmund, meanwhile, welcomed Erling Haaland back from injury with a brace in Saturday’s win against Mainz, scoring from the penalty spot just before the hour mark before doubling his tally in stoppage time, and he will start again in Amsterdam.
Long-term injury sufferers Soumaila Coulibaly, Mateu Morey, and Dan-Axel Zagadou have lately been joined on the sidelines by Raphael Guerreiro, but Marco Rose still has a number of other absentees.
Nico Schulz will play on the left side of a sometimes fragile back four alongside fellow Portugal international Marcel Schmelzer, who has just returned from a lengthy layoff of his own. Both Mahmoud Dahoud and Giovanni Reyna are doubtful for the start, and teenage wonder Youssoufa Moukoko will almost surely miss out.
Julian Brandt is anticipated to be replaced in central midfield by the more defensively oriented Axel Witsel, but he might still be given a more advanced role, and Thorgan Hazard could replace Donyell Malen on the left flank.
Pasveer; Mazraoui, Timber, Martinez, Blind; Gravenberch, Alvarez; Antony, Berghuis, Tadic; Haller
Borussia Dortmund XI:
Kobel; Meunier, Akanji, Hummels, Schulz; Bellingham, Witsel; Reus, Brandt, Hazard; Haaland
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