(Sporting Alert) — Jose Mourinho has named Kaka in his starting team for tonight Champions League clash against Ajax at Amsterdam Arena.

Kaka found himself down the order on the list of first team selections, but his performances of late has impressed Mourinho, who decided to hand the Brazilian a start in the Group D contest.

Xabi Alonso and Michael Essien both start as well, but Luka Modric and Mesut Ozil both start the game on the bench.

Karim Benzema is preferred in the attack tonight over Gonzalo Higuain, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Callejon joining the Frenchman in the attack.

The game also sees Angel di Maria and Sami Khedira both amongst the list of substitutes for Real Madrid, which defeated Manchester City in the opener.

Christian Poulsen and Christian Eriksen are both in the starting for Ajax.

TEAMSAjax v Real Madrid

Ajax: Vermeer, Van Rhijn, Alderweireld, Moisander, Blind, De Jong, Poulsen, Eriksen, Sana, Babel, Boerrigter

Subs: Cillessen, Schone, Hoesen, Lukoki, Veltman, Dijks, Sporkslede

Real Madrid: Casillas, Arbeloa, Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Marcelo, Alonso, Essien, Kaka, Callejon, Benzema, Ronaldo

Subs: Adan, Varane, Khedira, Ozil, Modric, Higuain, Di Maria

Referee: Jonas Eriksson (Sweden)


Walter Hoyos joins SportingAlert as contributor for Spanish football and the Spain national team. I like to travel, one of the favourite things on my list, but I also like to just spend time with family and friends when I am not covering football games. Hope to dump into some of my readers some day.

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