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Real Madrid boss Santiago Solari welcomed captain Sergio Ramos before his 600th match for the club on Wednesday.
Los Blancos faces Ajax in the knockout round of the UEFA Champions League at Amsterdam Arena and Solari took the opportunity to pay tribute to Ramos.
By MarcaSantiago Siguero, Solari said: "He has a magnificent character and is extremely competitive, which is why he has played so many games, Madrid has the stamp of his character and I hope we can enjoy it as much as possible. . "
Only six players have played more matches with Madrid than Ramos, who will move one behind Francisco Gento and Fernando Hierro in his match against Ajax.
Samos scored a penalty in the 3-1 win over Atletico Madrid, a formidable opponent, and it was not the first time he had come to haunt them:
The 32-year-old scored against Rojiblancos in the 2014 and 2016 Champions League finals to help Real to win.
After the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo last summer, Ramos became the designated buyer of Los Blancos, and he assumes his new responsibilities with aplomb:
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Top scorers of Real Madrid this season:
Karim Benzema – 18
Sergio Ramos – 11
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Real hopes to win the Champions League for the fourth year in a row this season.
Solari-Who also reserved praise for Vice Captain Marcelo–wants them to perform well when their knockout campaign starts Wednesday, at the same time. Standard eveningBen Hayward:
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Solari aspires to recall this team to Real Madrid Solari? "I aspire for the team to play as serious a match as it did three days ago (in the derby) .Football is building day by day."
"I do not think so Ajax live a bad season, because they have a good season and they have very good players, "added the Argentinian.
Ajax is second in the Eredivisie, but its shape has been changing lately.
They bounced back from a 6-2 loss to Feyenoord with a 6-0 loss to VVV-Venlo but lost 1-0 to Heracles in their last match.
The likes of Frenkie de Jong-Who will join Barcelona in summer– and Matthijs de Ligt will be eager to show his abilities and get a positive result with him in the first leg against Santiago Bernabeu.
However, the Reals tend to improve their matches for knockout matches, and if they reach the level they are capable of, there will be only one winner on both legs.