Real Madrid's Champions League reign ends with stunning loss to Ajax

Ajax's Dusan Tadic celebrates after scoring his side's third goal

APAjax's Dusan Tadic celebrates after scoring his side's third goal

Erik ten Hag's youthfully exuberant side are certainly gifted, dynamic and energetic to give any of the remaining contenders a run for their money on the right day.

Isco has only scored one goal and made one assist in 16 La Liga games this term, and he has only started five times in the Spanish top flight for Los Blancos.

Ajax had Madrid on the ropes after the second goal and should have further increased their advantage, as Neres chipped wide when clean through against Madrid keeper Thibaut Courtois.

Ajax had been the better side in last month's first-leg in Amsterdam but were beaten 2-1.

Tadic got his goal with a left-footed shot from inside the area, which was upheld after a lengthy video review to see whether the ball had gone out of play before Ajax launched a quick counterattack.

"All the possible opponents are big teams - but so were Real Madrid".

David Neres slots Ajax's second goal against Real Madrid
GETTY IMAGESDavid Neres slots Ajax's second goal against Real Madrid

TNT will broadcast Real Madrid versus Ajax in English, and UniMas will broadcast it in Spanish in the United States.

Frenkie de Jong put his first foot wrong in the 84th minute, gifting Luka Modric the ball in the area but Benzema slipped and the chance went begging. Seemed to give up the holding role completely in the second half in search of scoring a heroic goal.

Real substitute Gareth Bale also endured a harrowing evening, striking the post in the first half and appearing to injure his ankle late on, yet he was forced to remain on the pitch in pain as Solari had used all three substitutes.

Marco Asensio replaced Vinicius in the 35th minute, just six minutes after another enforced substitution when Lucas Vazquez's hamstring injury led to Gareth Bale replacing him in attack. His supposedly invaluable hard work and tactical nous had not stopped his midfield from being completely ripped apart. It would be naive to believe these players couldn't make an impact, especially when Real Madrid are lacking individual quality.

The fans whistled at half-time and Madrid were no better after, creating chances but lacking composure and control. 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.

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