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Champions League, round of 16, first leg

The Champions League returned this week, triple defending champions Real Madrid starting things off with a 1-2 win at Ajax on Wednesday evening. There was a scare before the break when the VAR system ruled out a headed goal by Tagliafico, but midway through the second half Benzema put the Liga side ahead after good work by Vinicius. Ziyech made it all square soon afterwards, but with three minutes to go Marco Asensio turned in Dani Carvajal’s cross to give his team the edge for the second leg. (13.02.19)