Ajax close to perfection in Real Madrid thrashing, says Erik ten Hag

Elena Summers
March 6, 2019

Ajax have produced a fantastic display in the opening 20 minutes after scoring twice against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu.

That ... did not work out for the Madrid side.

Bale, 29, has won the Champions League four times with Real Madrid after joining for a club record 100 million Euros ($113 million) fee in 2013.

One wrote on Twitter: "Wonder if Mourinho has unofficially accepted the Madrid job yet?"

After winning Europe's elite club competition in three consecutive seasons under Zinedine Zidane, Madrid fell at the last-16 stage on Tuesday as Ajax ran riot at the Santiago Bernabeu, winning 4-1 to seal a 5-3 aggregate triumph.

- Madrid have lost four successive games at the Bernabéu for just the third occasion in their history - also doing so in 1995 and 2004. He's scored 48 goals in 53 games for the French club.

Ajax performed so well in the first leg in Amsterdam and were unlucky not to get anything from the tie but they travelled to the current European Champions confident of an upset.

They worked it from right to left and then inside again, where Donny van de Beek shifted one last pass to Tadic, who whipped a sizzling shot into the top corner.

Tadic, 30, made two goals and, after a delay of nearly four minutes for a video assistant referee (VAR) ruling, was eventually awarded Ajax's third as the Dutch side ran riot at the Bernabéu. Real Madrid, licking their wounds from two straight losses to Barcelona, had something to prove, and they dominated the early minutes with Raphael Varane, in for the suspended Sergio Ramos, hitting the bar.

Spurs seemed content to absorb Dortmund's attacks while countering on the few opportunities they had.

Madrid president Florentino Perez is now faced with deciding whether it is worth keeping Solari until the end of the season, let alone beyond the summer.

"We have to show our faces and not hide, our season has been a piece of s***."

Neymar's PSG will take on Manchester United on Wednesday in Champions League action - which can be streamed on fuboTV (Try for free).

After the final whistle Madrid defender Dani Carvajal declared that Los Blancos season is over. Unlike his predecessor, Solari has been given plenty of time to figure out solutions to Real Madrid's problems.

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