UEFA Champs League: Ajax Vs Bayern Munich (Preview)
On Tuesday night, Liverpool and Tottenham have qualified for the round of 16 in Europe's elite football tournament.
Even when it looked like they would both have to go through the eye of the needle - they did what had to be done.
Perhaps Liverpool's critics that wondered why Alisson Becker cost about 53 million euros would have seen his added time point blank save that saw the red through on a not so convincing performance at Anfield.
Wednesday evening offers even more nail biting excitement as Ajax face perennial German champions, Bayern Munich at the Amsterdam ArenA.
So, what's at stake?
Both sides have qualified for the knockout stages, but the incentive here for Ajax is huge, as a win will see them get the top spot.
Bayern knows that avoiding defeat in any way will see them advance as Group E winners.
Ajax will be without Hassane Bandé, Joël Veltman and Carel Eiting which could give the manager, Erik ten Hag some concern with his squad rotation.
Bayern will do without James Rodríguez, Corentin Tolisso while flying dutch man, Arjen Robben will not have the warm reception he would have anticipated as he remains doubtful.
Bayern has won their last 3 UCL matches. Ajax have won their last 5 matches in all competitions scoring 21 goals.
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Ajax's last four UCL matches. Dusan Tadic is Ajax Amsterdam's top scorer with 3 goals.
Robert Lewandowski has scored 6 times for Bayern Munich. Bayern hasn't lost in their last four games.
Ajax Amsterdam hasn't lost in their last 15 games. Ajax Amsterdam hasn't lost in any of their last 12 home matches.
Ajax Amsterdam has won 11 home matches in a row.
A draw would be a fair result for both teams but the Dutch team could take all 3 points on the night.