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 always believed that if we could play our own game we could cause them problems", said Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt.
Madrid have often been a shapeless mess, even as they won four of the past five Champions Leagues. "Something like this was going to happen sooner or later". We have a young team and there is huge margin for improvement.
Ajax needed to score to have any chance of defeating Real Madrid in the Champions League after losing the first leg 2-1. I will not name names but we need 20 goals from two or three players.
"It's never easy to come from two defeats against Barcelona".
Solari oversaw an improvement after Julen Lopetegui was sacked in November but his team, 12 points behind Barcelona in La Liga, have watched their season unravel in a week.
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"The week has been hard for us", said Nacho. "I'd be lying if I said I didn't force [them to give me a second yellow]", Ramos said, knowing he'd serve his suspension in the second leg against Ajax and therefore be available for the quarterfinal. All we can do is come back tomorrow and keep working hard.
"We did fantastic things and we won the league in a unique way". It had reached at least the semifinals in eight straight seasons and hadn't failed to make it past the last 16 since 2010.
The Bernabeu crowd went silent early when Ziyech opened the scoring after a breakaway that started with a run by Tadic through the right flank.
Tadic then added a third for Ajax in the 62nd minute, the former Southampton winger plonking a pearler into the top corner to put a fitting finish to yet another sweeping attacking manoeuvre. Ajax moved the ball out from the back, with Tadic again acting as provider after taking on the Real midfield, his brilliant pass into the penalty area fell perfectly for David Neres who rounded the keeper and finished smartly to give Ajax the lead in the tie.