Higuain and Khedira to miss Ajax tie
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Argentinian striker Gonzalo Higuain was ruled out of Real Madrid's UEFA Champions League match with Dutch giants Ajax on Tuesday because of a back problem, the club announced today.

The 22-year-old France-born forward scored in the 5-1 defeat of Athletic Bilbao last night but is not fit enough to make the trip to the Netherlands. Similarly, German midfielder Khedira, who was replaced in the 67th minute against Bilbao, has a hamstring strain.

Higuain's place up front for Real - who are already through to the knockout stages - should go to French international Karim Benzema.