Two games, two victories – in the Champions League, everything goes to plan for Borussia Dortmund.
But unlike Besiktas Istanbul (2: 1) and gameing Lisbon (1: 0), the Bundesliga second is challenged on Tuesday (21:00 pm / Amazon Prime) in the duel with the equine leader Ajax Amsterdam powerful.
Outgoing position : A lot pronounces that table leaders Amsterdam and the point equal second from Dortmund accounts with the group victory. Both have defeated the other group competitors Besiktas Istanbul and gameing Lisbon in the first two games. The winner of the game in Amsterdam therefore makes a big step towards the third round game in the third preliminary game. Ajax is a oiled machine. That s a very big challenge, said BVB coach Marco Rose.
Personal : After all, six professionals must replace the Bundesliga second. Both for Mahmoud Dahoud and Giovanni Reyna, Raphael Guerreiro and Yousufa Moukoko, the game is still too early at Ajax Amsterdam. Soumaila Coulibaly and Mateeu Morey make progress, but were not an option for the game anyway. Dan-Axel Zagadou returns after months of forced break into the squad. That another six professionals like Mats Hummels and Erling Haaland lacked graduation training, justified coach Rose with load control: We have the pensum individualized. We often talk about stress, because we have to look closely.
Opponent : The great time when Ajax was dominated by Superstar Johan Cruyff at the beginning of the 1970s with Voetbal Totaal Europe, is long over. And yet the club enjoys the highest appreciation. Ajax has always remained faithful by playing attractive football. The youth work is one of the best in Europe. With its funds, you almost get out of the optimal out. What the currently plays is outstanding, BVB midfielder Julian Brandt.
The 35-colored Dutch national champion stands for the 17th time in the group stage of the royal class. The home lilanant against German clubs is considerable: from a total of 17 European Cup games Won Ajax 14, most recently there were a 3: 3 against Bayern 2018/19 in the Champions League. The only defeat in its own stadium had to accept Amsterdam 2012 – against Dortmund.
Torjäger : equal four hits Convected Sebastien Haller to the 5: 1-edged victory of the Dutch in Lisbon. Since he also achieved another goal at the 2-0 via Istanbul, the former Frankfurter in services of the Dutch are currently launching the scorer list of the Champions League with five hits. On the other side storming with Erling Haaland the best shooter of the past royal class season. After three weeks of forced break, he met twice with his comeback against Mainz last Saturday. Compared with Haller, Brandt looks ahead of his teammates: Erling belongs to the top three strives in the world. You never know where that ends for him. He develops steadily.