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Dutch champions Ajax host Roma in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final at the Johan Cruyff Arena tonight.
The Dutch side are seeking a record equalling 11th successive home win in this competition, whilst Roma have won all four of their fixtures in this year’s knockout phase.
Ajax are 11 points clear at the top of the Eredivise and are unbeaten in their last 24 games in all competitions. Roma are 7th in Serie A and drew 2-2 with Sassuolo last weekend, this is their first quarter final appearance in this competition.
Daley Blind and Noussair Mazraoui are unlikely to feature tonight for the home side due to injury.
Goalkeeper Andre Onana is unavailable after he was suspended for 12 months by UEFA’s disciplinary body for a doping violation. And former West Ham striker Sebastien Haller also will not feature after he was mistakenly left out of Ajax’s Europa League squad due to an administrative error.
Roma quartet Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Marash Kumbulla, Nicolo Zaniolo and Chris Smalling will all miss tonight’s clash through injury.
Stephan El Shaarawy has also been ruled out of both quarter final ties after suffering a thigh injury during Roma’s draw with Sassuolo last weekend.
Dutch international Rick Karsdorp also misses out through suspension.