Published: Thu, February 14, 2019
Sports | By Juana Wells

Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio on target in Real Madrid victory

Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio on target in Real Madrid victory

Bayern Munich and Ajax have both won the European Cup three times in a row but only Madrid have managed more, when they lifted five on the bounce in the 1950s.

As well as the disallowed goal, Tadic hit a post and Ajax were full value for their equaliser scored by Hakim Ziyech.

However, a lengthy VAR review eventually ruled out the goal with Tadic, marginally offside, standing in front of the Real keeper as the ball looped in.

Real travel to play Ajax in Holland in their best form of the season after last week drawing away to FC Barcelona in the Camp Nou Stadium in the Copa del Rey and following that up with a 3-1 win over Atletico Madrid to lift them to second in the Liga Santander, six points behind FC Barcelona.

Ajax were level with 15 minutes remaining as Neres broke free down the left before cutting the ball back for Ziyech, who slotted into the bottom corner.

"Frenkie is fit", Ajax coach Erik ten Hag said earlier on Tuesday.

"The correct decision? I think so", he told reporters.

"But we have continued well and have received our opportunities afterwards".

"We must show the same seriousness as today, that is what you must do in these Champions League ties", he said. I want to congratulate their great fans and a team that plays such good football, with real character, despite them having so many youngsters.

Sergio Ramos' legendary time at the club started on the 8th September 2005 as he was officially presented as a Real Madrid player. Solari gave Vinicius 90 minutes in his first match in charge, more than Lopetegui had in all 14 of his.

In a vibrant display they hit the woodwork, tested Thibaut Courtois frequently and had a goal ruled out by the video assistant referee before Benzema struck.

Karim Benzema fired in the game's real opening goal on the hour mark after being teed up by Vinicius Junior.

Sergio Ramos played his 600th game for Real Madrid against Ajax on Wednesday, a 2-1 win that takes Los Blancos towars the UCL quarter-finals.

Madrid struggled in the first half against Ajax's high press, but Solari did not agree that it was a poor performance overall.

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