Ajax will start on Tuesday with Noussair Mazraoui and Joël Veltman in the rear of the driving duel with APOEL in the play-offs of the Champions League.

Mazraoui returns from a minor injury and plays as right back. Veltman is in the center with Lisandro Martínez and Nicolas Tagliafico is the rear left. Midfield remains intact with Razvan Marin, Donny van de Beek and Daley Blind.

The forefront of Ajax consists of Hakim Ziyech, captain Dusan Tadic and David Neres, as expected. Quincy Promes, who started against VVV instead of Neres on Sunday, did not travel to Cyprus due to an injury.

On the way to the play-offs, Ajax barely dealt with the Greek PAOK. APOEL was too strong for the Azerbaijani Qarabag in two games.

APOEL-Ajax starts Tuesday at 9 p.m. and is headed by Spanish referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz. The return is next Wednesday at the same time in the Johan Cruijff ArenA.

Ajax setup: Onana; Mazraoui, Veltman, Martinez, Tagliafico; Marin, Van de Beek, Blind; Ziyech, Tadic, Neres.

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