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Solari eyes fourth consecutive Champions League crown

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Santiago Solari is optimistic Real Madrid can add a new record to their illustrious history by winning a fourth consecutive Champions League.

Los Blancos have shown their dominance in Europe in recent campaigns by becoming the first club to defend the Champions League thrice in a row.

And despite the lackluster performance of the Spanish giants this season, Solari feels Madrid can land their fourth consecutive Champions League title in 2019.

When quizzed about the challenge of winning a fourth straight title, the head coach told UEFA and cited via FourFourTwo: “That nothing is impossible for Real Madrid.”

Madrid’s first task in the knockout stages is to defeat Dutch giants Ajax, with the first leg of their last-16 tie to be played in Amsterdam on Wednesday.

Solari knows the challenge awaiting Madrid against the Dutch giants, who last won the competition in 1995.

“Ajax are very well known for their work in the youth system, for their commitment to young talent and their offensive football,” he said.

“That’s the way they still work, with a team that has already shown that it was competitive last year and that it remains competitive this year.

“The tie is going to be difficult, like all these occasions in the Champions League.”

Solari’s men can further extend their winning streak to six against Ajax after beating Atletico Madrid in the Madrid derby to close the gap to five points.