Atalanta will play their second access to the round of 16 in two editions of the Champions League, Wednesday evening, at Ajax's home.
Negativized Gosens and the quarrel with captain Gomez returned, the coach Gian Piero Gasperini presented himself in videoconference together with Marten de Roon decided not to close: "Being able to count on two results out of three is a small advantage, but we must be able to propose ourselves and We cannot just defend ourselves, with the risk of suffering Ajax's initiative ", the premise.
The advantage in Group D with the Lancers is small, 8 to 7: "The 2-2 in Bergamo on 27 October had been very open and had given us the certainty of our ability to recover from unfavorable situations, after a penalty against a bit. generous and the doubling - continues the coach -. Ajax in its history has always gone on the attack: given the opponent's offensive strength, we will have to be careful in the defensive phase, but the qualification also depends on our ability to be dangerous " .
Probable formations of Ajax-Atalanta, match of the last day of the group stage of the Champions League.
AJAX (4-2-3-1): 24 Onana, 5 Klaiber, 3 Schuurs, 17 Blind, 31 Tagliafico, 6 Klaassen, 8 Gravenberch, 39 Antony, 10 Tadic, 7 David Neres, 23 Traoré.
(1 Stekelenburg, 16 Scherpen, 21 Martinez, 2 Timber, 4 Alvarez, 26 Jensen, 18 Ekkelenkamp, 19 Labyad, 11 Promes, 9 Huntelaar, 30 Brobbey).
Coach: Ten Hag.
ATALANTA (3-4-1-2): 95 Gollini, 2 Toloi, 17 Romero, 19 Djimsiti, 33 Hateboer, 15 De Roon, 11 Freuler, 8 Gosens, 32 Pessina, 72 Ilicic, 10 Gomez.
(31 Rossi, 57 Sportiello, 6 Palomino, 21 Piccini, 26 Mojica, 27 Depaoli, 40 Ruggeri, 43 Panada, 18 Malinovskyi, 7 Lammers, 9 Muriel, 91 D. Zapata).