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Vinicius Junior expected to start against Ajax as train at Johan Cruijff Arena ahead of Champions League last-16 clash Vinicius Junior is likely to start in the last-16 first leg tie in Amsterdam  This could mean there is no place for Gareth Bale in Santiago Solari's starting XI Sergio Ramos is in line to make his 600th appearance in a Los Blancos shirt

By Tom Caldon For Mailonline

Published: 19:13 GMT, 12 February 2019 | Updated: 19:18 GMT, 12 February 2019

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coach Santiago Solari has confirmed Vinicius Junior will play against Ajax on Wednesday evening. 

Solari praised the 18-year-old, who has replaced Gareth Bale in recent weeks, ahead of the Champions League last-16 first leg tie in Amsterdam.  

'His adaptation has been very fast,' manager Santiago Solari said.

Real Madrid manager Santiago Solari said Vinicius Junior (right) is likely to start against Ajax

manager Santiago Solari said Vinicius Junior (right) is likely to start against Ajax

Solari told reporters he had been impressed by the way Vinicius has adapted to 'a new culture'

Solari told reporters he had been impressed by the way Vinicius has adapted to 'a new culture'

'He has adapted to a new country, a new culture, a different type of football. He has shown his talent but we have to take care of him.'  

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