Champions League Group E
FC Bayern Munich and AFC Ajax, does it get any more prototypical Champions League than that? Group E is definitely not one of the groups we profiled earlier this week, as it’s already sorted out. No matter what happens both teams will advance, and all that’s left is to determine the group winner. This is a matchup between footballing royalty and you should be excited! What better way than a head-to-head at Ajax in the Netherlands on the final day of group stage games?
AFC Ajax, like Bayern, are a perennial competitor in the Champions League. Their dominance in the Eredivisie surpasses even what Bayern has managed in the Bundesliga. They have brought home an astounding 33 Eredivise League Titles to go along with 18 KNVB (Dutch FA) Cup Titles. They’ve also got the equivalent of 4 Champions League winners trophies.
Ajax are sitting in second-place in the Eredivise behind only PSV. Third place is Feyenoord, which rounds out the three dominant teams in the Dutch league. These three have at least a 10 point lead on every other team in the league. If there’s any knock on the Dutch league in recent years it would be the sheer domination by these 3 teams. Ajax has a blistering +42 goal difference in league play, just shy of hitting the 50 goal mark across a mere 15 games. In the league they are averaging 3.25 goals per game, with an astounding 0.47 goals allowed.
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