Ajax takes it in the eighth finals of the Champions League against defending champion Real Madrid, the draw in Swiss Nyon on Monday showed.
Ajax starts with a home game on Wednesday 13 February and the return in Estadio Santiago Bernabéu will be played on Tuesday 5 march.
The Locals have for the first time since the 2005/2006 season for the knock-out stages as the second to end up in a group with Bayern Munich, Benfica and AEK Athens.
Real was the first in a group with AS Roma, Viktoria Plzen and CSKA Moscow, but lost twice surprising of CSKA (1-0 and 0-3).
Ajax has been waiting for for 23 years, victory at Real Madrid
Ajax and Real were twelve times previously against each other
The ‘Royal’ won the last three editions (win in the final against successively Atlético Madrid, Juventus and Liverpool) and with thirteen victories also the record holder in the Champions League/Europe Cup I.
Real performance this season, inconsistent in the Primera División. The team of coach Santiago Solari, who in October dismissed Julen Lopetegui succeeded, occupied currently behind FC Barcelona, Sevilla and Atlético Madrid to the fourth place.
Ajax and Real were in the past twelve times before facing each other in the European context. Ajax drew four times at the longest end, Real seven times and one time was the same.
Van Dijk and Wijnaldum take Robben
Virgil van Dijk and Georginio Wijnaldum encounter with Liverpool, the Bayern Arjen Robben. Memphis Depay and Kenny Tete take it with Olympique Lyon against FC Barcelona Justin Kluivert plays with AS Roma against FC Porto of Riechedly Bazoer.
Manchester United hit the not. The team of the embattled manager Jose Mourinho was linked with Paris Saint-Germain, one of the favourites for the stage win.
The Champions League final is on Saturday 1 June played in the brand new Estadio Wanda Metropolitano of Atlético Madrid.
From the eighth-finals it will use the videoscheidsrechter (VAR), where in the Premier league from the start of this season is already a profession.
Full draw eighth finals Champions League
- Schalke 04-Manchester City
- Atlético Madrid-Juventus
- Manchester United-Paris Saint-Germain
- Tottenham Hotspur-Borussia Dortmund
- Olympique Lyon-FC Barcelona
- AS Roma-FC Porto
- Ajax-Real Madrid
- Liverpool-Bayern Munich