Ajax and Benfica will square off for a place in the Champions League quarter-finals when the two meet in the second leg of their last-16 clash at Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam this week.
The two sides played out a see-saw first encounter last month, which finished 2-2, but with the away goal rule a thing of the past, now face a winner-takes-all encounter to book their place in the final eight.
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Ahead of the game, GOAL has the details of how to watch on TV, stream online, team news and more.
|Games||Ajax vs Benfica|
|Date||March 15, 2022|
|Times||4pm ET, 1am PT|
|Stream||fubo TV (try for free)|
TV channel, live stream & how to watch
In the United States (US), Champions League matches can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (try for free).
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|U.S. TV channel||Online stream|
|Univision||fubo TV (try for free)|
Team news & rosters
|Goalkeepers||Stekelenburg, Gorter, Onana, Pasveer,|
|Defenders||Timber, Schuurs, Klaiber, Mazraoui, Rensch, Blind, Martinez, Tagliafico, Baas, Van Gelderen|
|Midfielders||Alvarez, Klaassen, Gravenberch, Labyad, Kudus, Taylor, Regeer, Fitz-Jim|
|Forwards||Danilo, Tadic, Antony, Brobbey, Haller, Daramy, Martha, Van Axel Dongen|
With speculation rife this could be Erik ten Hag’s final season with the club, the manager will want to move his side to the next level of European competition before he goes.
As one of the dark horses of this year’s edition, Ajax will still be wary of a potential slip-up though, having surrendered their lead twice in Portugal.
Predicted Ajax starting XI: Onana; Mazraoui, Timber, Martinez, Blind; Klaassen, Gravenberch; Antony, Berghuis, Tadic; Haller.
|Goalkeepers||Svilar, Leite, Vlachodimos|
|Defenders||Gilberto, Grimaldo, Verissimo, Vertonghen, Otamendi, Almeida, Morato, T. Araujo|
|Midfielders||Meite, Gonçalves, Mario, Lazaro, Radonjic, Rafa, Weigl, Dias, Taarabt, Bernardo, Brito|
|Forwards||Everton, Nunez, Seferovic, Yaremchuk, Pinho, Ramos, H. Araujo|
Having impressed on home soil against their Eredivisie opponents, Nelson Verissimo will hope that his side can spring an upset in the belly of Amsterdam to make the last eight.
He will know that he faces a tall order but with a host of attacking and defensive talent on hand, there’s a chance that he could write himself into recent club lore with victory.
Predicted Benfica starting XI: Vlachodimos; Lazaro, Otamendi, Vertonghen, Grimaldo; Silva, Weigl, Taarabt, Everton; Ramos, Nunez.
Last five results
|Ajax results||Benfica results|
|Cambuur 2-3 Ajax (Mar 11)||Benfica 1-1 Vizela (Mar 11)|
|Ajax 3-2 Waalwijk (Mar 6)||Portimonense 1-2 Benfica (Mar 5)|
|Alkmaar 0-2 Ajax (Mar 3)||Benfica 3-0 Vitoria (Feb 27)|
|Go Ahead Eagles 2-1 Ajax (Feb 27)||Benfica 2-2 Ajax (Feb 23)|
|Benfica 2-2 Ajax (Feb 23)||Boavista 2-2 Benfica (Feb 18)|
|2/23/2022||Benfica 2-2 Ajax|
|11/7/2018||Benfica 1-1 Ajax|
|10/23/2018||Ajax 1-0 Benfica|
|4/19/1972||Benfica 0-0 Ajax|
|4/5/1972||Ajax 1-0 Benfica|