Álvarez starts as a centre-back. Calvin Bassey is preferred on the left in defense to Owen Wijndal. Davy Klaassen, Mohammed Kudus and Kenneth Taylor form the visitors’ Amsterdam midfield.
Ajax and Union Berlin failed to score in the Johan Cruijff ArenA last week. The winner of two matches qualifies for the knockout stages of the Europa League.
Line-up: Ajax: Rulli; Rensch, Alvarez, Timber and Bassey; Kudus, Klaassen and Taylor; Berghuis, Tadic and Bergwijn.