Published: Wed, March 06, 2019
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Why Real Madrid suffered their darkest night in UCL history

Why Real Madrid suffered their darkest night in UCL history

"Working at Real Madrid is a unique experience and different to the rest of the clubs I have been at", he told Deportes Cuatro.

Ajax boss Erik ten Hag described the win as being "pretty close to perfection" as his captain Matthijs de Ligt hinted the Eredivisie side might go all the way in Europe this season.

After a 1-1 draw in Barcelona, Real were beaten 3-0 in front of their home crowd at the Bernabeu, with two goals from Luis Suarez and an own goal from defender Raphael Varane.

The two matches, which ended 0-3 and 0-1, were the ultimate confirmation that Real Madrid's most urgent problem this season is its inability to generate goals.

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

Ajax were bouncing as Neres baffled Dani Carvajal with a pirouette in the corner and then Tadic did the same, spinning around Casemiro in midfield before teeing up the second.

Solari's job will also be at risk having been defeated in back-to-back Clasicos in the past week, with a shock Champions League elimination likely to spell the end of his reign.

Real Madrid crashed out of the Champions League as Ajax produced a stunning 4-1 victory in the Santiago Bernabeu to reach the quarter-finals for the first time in 22 years.

After a win over Levante on February 24, Madrid could not have imagined a week as bad as this. He has not mastered the language and would rather watch golf on television than La Liga matches involving future opponents. Asensio and Nacho Fernandez also wasted opportunities as Madrid's lack of scoring touch was costly again. Ramos later retracted his comments, but UEFA, the game's governing body, wasn't impressed and slapped him with an additional one-game suspension.

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.

Real eventually pulled one back through Marcus Asensio on 70 minutes, but Ajax's Schone caught Thibaut Courtois out with a curled free-kick two minutes later to end any hopes of a late Real fightback.

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