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Match facts: Ajax v Real Madrid

Published: Sunday 30 September 2012, 2.45CET
Match facts: Ajax v Real Madrid
José Callejón (right) scored twice when Madrid won 3-0 in Amsterdam last season ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Sunday 30 September 2012, 2.45CET

Match facts: Ajax v Real Madrid

Ajax

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Ajax have not scored in their last three group stage outings.

• Niklas Moisander completed 88 of his 101 attempted passes against Borussia Dortmund; only FC Barcelona's Xavi Hernández (120/140) managed more.

Summer transfers
In
Lasse Schøne (NEC Nijmegen)
Ilan Boccara (Paris Saint-Germain FC)
Tobias Sana (IFK Göteborg)
Niklas Moisander (AZ Alkmaar)
Christian Poulsen (Évian Thonon Gaillard FC)
Ryan Babel (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim)
Daniel Hoesen (Fulham FC)
Lucas Andersen (Aalborg BK)*

*not in UEFA Champions League squad

Out    
Florian Jozefzoon (RKC Waalwijk)
Nicolás Lodeiro (Botafogo FR)
Dmitri Bulykin (FC Twente)
Ismaïl Aissati (Antalyaspor)
Rodney Sneijder (RKC Waalwijk)
Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur FC)
Mounir El Hamdaoui (ACF Fiorentina)
Marco Bizot (FC Groningen)
Dario Cvitanić (OGC Nice)
Aras Özbiliz (FC Kuban Krasnodar)
Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United FC)
Theo Janssen (Vitesse)
Gregory van der Wiel (Paris Saint-Germain FC)
Geoffrey Castillion (Heracles Almelo, loan)
Bruno Silva (retired)
André Ooijer (retired)
Jeroen Verhoeven (released)

Miscellaneous
• Thulani Serero is expected to be out until the new year after tearing a groin muscle during Ajax's 1-1 draw with ADO Den Haag on 23 September.

• Babel equalised at Den Haag, his first goal for Ajax since rejoining the club. He scored again three days later in a 3-0 Dutch Cup second round win away to FC Utrecht, where Fabian Sporkslede, 19, made his debut.

• Kolbeinn Sigthórsson is expected to miss the group stage after aggravating a shoulder injury in August.

• Siem de Jong has been appointed Ajax captain following Vertonghen's departure to Tottenham.

Real Madrid

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Madrid became the first team to record 100 UEFA Champions League victories, group stage to final, on matchday one. Karim Benzema's goal was their 350th in the competition; they have conceded 196.

• Cristiano Ronaldo had seven shots on goal on matchday one; more than any other player.

Summer transfers
In
Luka Modrić (Tottenham Hotspur FC)
Michael Essien (Chelsea FC, loan)

Out
Lassana Diarra (FC Anji Makhachkala)
Hamit Altıntop (Galatasaray AŞ)
Fernando Gago (Valencia CF)
Sergio Canales (Valencia CF)
Nuri Şahin (Liverpool FC, loan)
Pedro León (Getafe CF, loan)

Miscellaneous
• Madrid have lost three of their four away games this season, their worst run on their travels since an identical sequence in April/May 2009.

• On 26 September Kaká scored a hat-trick as Madrid retained the Santiago Bernabéu Trophy, a friendly cup that has run since 1979, with an 8-0 victory against Colombian side CD Millonarios.

• Benzema's goal in the Merengues' 2-0 Liga win at Rayo Vallecano de Madrid on 24 September was the 150th of his senior career (69 at Madrid, 66 with Olympique Lyonnais and 15 for France).

• Liga champions with a record 100 points and 121 goals last term, Madrid endured their worst start to a campaign for 11 years when they lost two and drew one of their first four games.

Last updated: 28/09/12 11.36CET

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