The Spanish giants Real Madrid face Ajax on the Tuesday night in the Champions League Round of Sixteen second leg.
Real have a 2-1 advantage over the Dutch team from the First leg tie where
Goals from Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio handed the Spanish side a crucial lead heading into the second leg at the Bernabeu on Tuesday.
Both Real and Ajax have their sights set on reaching the Champions League quarter-finals this season.
But more advantage for Real Madrid, Ajax have a staggering six players who are one game away from a one-game suspension. Matthijs de Ligt, Daley Blind, Nicolas Tagliafico, Donny van de Beek, Noussair Mazraoui and Hakim Ziyech could all be suspended for the next round if they’re booked against Real on Tuesday.
while Real Madrid don’t have a single player who is a yellow card away from a suspension. But however Real will play without captain Sergio Ramos on their clash with Ajax on Tuesday night.
The Spain international was suspended by UEFA for ‘clearly receiving a yellow card on purpose’ in Real’s first-leg win at Ajax. The Madrid captian openly declared that he fouled an Ajax player on purpose, in other to get only suspended for the round of 16 second leg, but be eligible for the Quarterfinals of the competition.
But However, the defender will serve a two-game ban, meaning he will miss the first leg of the quarter-finals if Real progress.
Real Madrid have now faced consecutive El Classico defeats Both in the Copa del Rey and domestic League, with their latest 0-1 defeat to Barcelona on Saturday now means the Madrid team has lost their title hopes as they lag 12 points behind Barcelona in the competition.