Ajax goal to finish English hoodoo, Son shall be missed – Champions League in Opta numbers
Tottenham and Ajax go head-to-head on Tuesday in what guarantees to be an enthralling Champions League semi-final.
An unlikely pairing contemplating the European heavyweights which have dropped out of the competitors – with Ajax answerable for two shocks in knocking out Actual Madrid and Juventus – Mauricio Pochettino’s and Erik ten Hag’s sides will meet at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium earlier than the reverse fixture in Amsterdam on Could 8.
Tottenham have needed to overcome adversity, with star man Harry Kane out injured, whereas Son Heung-min goes to overlook the primary leg of the semi-final by means of suspension.
Barcelona or Liverpool will await the winner at Wanda Metripolitano on June 1, and right here we have a look at a few of the Opta details forward of the tie.
1 – Ajax have solely gained one in all their earlier six conferences with English opposition within the Champions League. This victory got here towards Manchester Metropolis in October 2012.
2 -Tottenham have gained each of their earlier conferences with Ajax in all competitions, successful each legs within the first spherical of the 1981-82 Cup Winners’ Cup (3-1 away, 3-Zero at house).
12 – Son is bound to be a giant miss for Spurs on Tuesday. His brace towards Metropolis within the quarter-finals made him the best Asian goalscorer in Champions League historical past with 12 objectives in complete.
40 – Tottenham are aiming to develop into the 40th totally different facet to achieve the ultimate of Europe’s elite membership competitors, and the eighth English facet. Chelsea had been the final crew to make their debut within the closing in 2008.
22 – It has been 22 years since Ajax final appeared in a Champions League semi-final. They misplaced to Juventus within the 1996-97 version of the match.
8 – Tottenham have gained eight of their final 10 Champions League house video games, together with every of the final 4 in a row. They’ve additionally saved a clear sheet in every of their final three.
3 – Ajax have gained their final three away video games within the Champions League, as many as that they had of their earlier 31 on the highway within the competitors.
24 – The common age of Ajax’s beginning XI within the Champions League this season has been 24 years and 257 days – the youngest of any of the semi-finalists, and second youngest of all 32 groups to participate within the competitors this season.
What. A. Journey.
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