Ajax stunned Real Madrid 4-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu to knock the reigning champions out of the Champions League.
A bad week got even worse for Santiago Solari as he saw his team lose at home to an exciting, young Ajax side who seemed to want the ball more than the superstars from Madrid. Hakim Ziyech scored early on following a flowing move before David Neres doubled the visitors lead in the 18th minute with a deft chip over Thibaut Courtois.
Los Blancos were forced into two first half substitutions as first Lucas Vazquez went down injured. Then, young Brazilian forward Vinicius Junior, who had been Real Madrid’s most exciting player up until that point, overstretched for a ball in the Ajax box and went down clutching his leg, unable to continue the game.
Real were much improved in the second half, but conceded a third after a smart finish from former Southampton midfielder Dusan Tadic.
It was just a little too late for Los Blancos when substitute Marco Asensio pulled a goal back for the home side, with the result sealed by a spectacular free-kick from Ajax full-back Lasse