At Alfonso Perez's home, La Liga's dark horse Getafe, whose sublimation circuit is blocked, will have a difficult challenge when welcoming Dutch champion Ajax Amsterdam at the first leg of the round of 16. However, Ajax is unstable whether to leave Madrid with a bit of an advantage or to hate the Spanish representative as losing to Valencia in the Champions League group stage. That is the basis for Getafe.

Getafe first got tickets to the Champions League in 2009 and two years later under Michael Laudrup, they advanced to the quarterfinals after finishing top of Group G, losing just 1 match and stopping before Bayern Munich. Getafe is also maintaining the dark horse form as the previous season when this season is stagnating in the top 3 with 42 points, 2 points behind the group chasing fragile points. Gen. Angel Rodriguez has become the Getafe super-player this season with 8 goals from the bench in all competitions and is being sold for Barcelona. Raul Garcia was Getafe's first-choice left-back in the group stage but moved to Real Valladolid in January. The same is true for Enric Gallego, who frequently appears in the European Cup but moved to Osasuna last month. . Barcelona ended a series of 4 wins at Getafe over the weekend when they lost 1-2 quite bitterly,

Daley Blind came back from a serious heart attack on Sunday after 2 months of absence and returned to the center of the defense. Ajax agreed to sell Hakim Ziyech to Chelsea at the end of the season but he will continue to play for the Dutch team until then. With Dusan Tadic playing wide, veteran Klaas Jan Huntelaar or Lassina Traore will compete for the center position. Ajax have lost 4 of their last 8 matches in all competitions, in fact, Ajax lost only 1 of the previous 25 matches before that match, the last 2 away matches they also have nothing. Ajax have won the C1 for 3 consecutive years in 1971-73 alongside the 1991 UEFA Cup and the Cup Cup in 1962. At the Dutch league, they are maintaining the top spot with 6 points more than the rival PSV Eindhoven is chasing.