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Tale of the tape: Ajax vs Tottenham Hotspur

 • by Matt Gault
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With a place in the Champions League final at stake, Ajax host Tottenham Hotspur at the Johan Cruyff Arena on Wednesday night.

Donny van de Beek’s first-leg strike gives Erik ten Hag’s highly adulated Ajax a slender advantage ahead of the Amsterdam decider.

And while Spurs continue to stutter towards the Premier League finish line, they have a fighting chance of reaching their first-ever European Cup final.

Mauricio Pochettino is set to welcome Son Heung-min back to the starting XI. The South Korean missed the first leg due to suspension and, with Harry Kane injured, will take to the field on Wednesday with hope pinned squarely on his shoulders.

Ajax, who have captured the hearts and minds of Real Madrid-weary Champions League consumers this season, are favourites, but the result is far from a foregone conclusion.

The Eredivisie side have actually failed to win any of their last three home European games.

They’re a classy side but this could be a nerve-shredding evening for the 1995 European champions.

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