Ajax vs Benfica: TV channel, live stream, team news & preview

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Ajax and Benfica will square off for a place in the Champions League quarter-finals when the two meet in the second leg of their last-16 clash at Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam this week.

Watch Ajax vs Benfica on fuboTV (try for free)

The two sides played out a see-saw first encounter last month, which finished 2-2, but with the away goal rule a thing of the past, now face a winner-takes-all encounter to book their place in the final eight.

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Games Ajax vs Benfica
Date March 15, 2022
Times 4pm ET, 1am PT
Stream fubo TV (try for free)

TV channel, live stream & how to watch

In the United States (US), Champions League matches can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (try for free).

New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser.

U.S. TV channel Online stream

Team news & rosters

Position Ajax roster
Goalkeepers Stekelenburg, Gorter, Onana, Pasveer,
Defenders Timber, Schuurs, Klaiber, Mazraoui, Rensch, Blind, Martinez, Tagliafico, Baas, Van Gelderen
Midfielders Alvarez, Klaassen, Gravenberch, Labyad, Kudus, Taylor, Regeer, Fitz-Jim

Danilo, Tadic, Antony, Brobbey, Haller, Daramy, Martha, Van Axel Dongen

With speculation rife this could be Erik ten Hag’s final season with the club, the manager will want to move his side to the next level of European competition before he goes.

As one of the dark horses of this year’s edition, Ajax will still be wary of a potential slip-up though, having surrendered their lead twice in Portugal.

Predicted Ajax starting XI: Onana; Mazraoui, Timber, Martinez, Blind; Klaassen, Gravenberch; Antony, Berghuis, Tadic; Haller.

Position Benfica roster
Goalkeepers Svilar, Leite, Vlachodimos
Defenders Gilberto, Grimaldo, Verissimo, Vertonghen, Otamendi, Almeida, Morato, T. Araujo
Midfielders Meite, Gonçalves, Mario, Lazaro, Radonjic, Rafa, Weigl, Dias, Taarabt, Bernardo, Brito
Forwards Everton, Nunez, Seferovic, Yaremchuk, Pinho, Ramos, H. Araujo

Having impressed on home soil against their Eredivisie opponents, Nelson Verissimo will hope that his side can spring an upset in the belly of Amsterdam to make the last eight.

He will know that he faces a tall order but with a host of attacking and defensive talent on hand, there’s a chance that he could write himself into recent club lore with victory.

Predicted Benfica starting XI: Vlachodimos; Lazaro, Otamendi, Vertonghen, Grimaldo; Silva, Weigl, Taarabt, Everton; Ramos, Nunez.

Last five results

Ajax results Benfica results
Cambuur 2-3 Ajax (Mar 11) Benfica 1-1 Vizela (Mar 11)
Ajax 3-2 Waalwijk (Mar 6) Portimonense 1-2 Benfica (Mar 5)
Alkmaar 0-2 Ajax (Mar 3) Benfica 3-0 Vitoria (Feb 27)
Go Ahead Eagles 2-1 Ajax (Feb 27) Benfica 2-2 Ajax (Feb 23)
Benfica 2-2 Ajax (Feb 23) Boavista 2-2 Benfica (Feb 18)


Date Result
2/23/2022 Benfica 2-2 Ajax
11/7/2018 Benfica 1-1 Ajax
10/23/2018 Ajax 1-0 Benfica
4/19/1972 Benfica 0-0 Ajax
4/5/1972 Ajax 1-0 Benfica