FC Midtjylland Face Ajax Amsterdam in a UEFA Champions League match this week. The Dutch outfit are currently third in Group D with one point to show from their two matches.
Midtjylland’s Champions League debut is going as about well as anyone would have thought. The club is one of the smallest clubs in the competition and they simply do not have the talent or depth to match up against clubs like Atalanta, Liverpool, and Ajax. The Wolves were outscored 6-0 by Atalanta and Liverpool in their first two games.
FC Midtjylland and Ajax have never played against each other in an official UEFA Champions League fixture. The two sides are dominant forces in their respective domestic leagues and will want to win this historic encounter.
After a respectable 2-0 defeat to Liverpool last time out in the Champions League, FC Midtjylland followed that up with a crushing 4-1 defeat away to mid-table FC Nordsjaelland in the league at the weekend. They have not scored in either Champions League group game and have shipped six goals in the process.
Things should heat up Tuesday in Denmark when Ajax takes on FC Midtjylland, which is part of another busy Champions League card around Europe. Star midfielder Mohammed Kudus is currently injured for Ajax and will not play a part in this fixture.
FC Midtjylland will have to do without Kristian Dirks Riis and Oliver Olsen going into this game.
FC Midtjylland possible lineup: Andersen; Andersson, Sviatchenko, Scholz, Paulinho; Cajuste, Onyeka; Dreyer, Sisto, Mabil; Kaba
Ajax possible lineup: Scherpen: Mazraoui, Schuurs, Martinez, Tagliafico; Ekkelenkamp, Blind, Promes; Neres, Traore, Antony
The Champions League League match between Midtjylland and Ajax will be broadcast online. Live streaming is available on CBS All Access.