European Champions League

Real Madrid 1 - Ajax 4

Madrid: Courtois; Dani Carvajal, Varane, Nacho, Reguilón; Modric, Casemiro (Fede Valverde 86’), Kroos; Lucas Vázquez (Bale 29’), Benzema, Vinicius (Marco Asensio 35’). 4-3-3.
Ajax: Onana; Mazraoui (Weltman 80’), Blind, De Ligt, Tagliafico; Schöne (De Wit 73’), De Jong; Ziyech, Van de Beek, Neres (Dolberg 74’); Tadic. 4-2-3-1.

0-1. 07. Ziyech. Fired low shot past Courtois after Tadic laid the ball back.
0-2. 18. Neres. Picked up Tadic pass and turned shot wide of keeper.
0-3. 60. Tadic. Struck shot into top corner of net from Van de Beek pass.
1-3. 70. Asensio. Connected with Reguilón cross to turn shot past Onana.
1-4. 72. Schöne. Wide free kick which sailed over Courtois into far top corner.

Yellow cards: Mazraoui 26’, Dani Carvajal 30’, Nacho 92’, 92’ / red cards: Nacho 92’.

Real Madrid are out of the Champions League after a humiliating 1-4 defeat to Ajax in their second leg match! A 1-2 first leg lead was quickly overturned by strikes from Ziyech and Neres, and when Tadic scored a third away goal after the restart, Madrid needed three themselves to go through. To make matters worse, Lucas Vázquez and Vinicius both went off with injuries before the break, and although substitute Marco Asensio got one back from Reguilón’s assist, Schöne beat Courtois with a wide free kick to wrap things up. Madrid’s three year reign is over, and after probably the worst week in their history (following two home defeats to Barcelona), Solari’s job is hanging by a thread.