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The Eredivisie club are aiming to cause a monumental upset against Santi Solari’s men in the Champions League on Wednesday .
Defending chiampions Real Madrid where up against Ajax in the Chiampions League round of -16 first leg on Wednesday as they travel to the Johan Cruijff ArenA
first half of the game was full of confidence for the Dutch club Ajax. The young team showed very little flaws over their opponents Real Madrid who are the current champions.
Real Madrid had little possession of the ball in the first half of the game, the young AJax club showed masterclass football, making back to back attacks on Madrids post.
Madrid had few touches of the ball, but a sudden treatful attack was made by the Real madrid winger Viniscius Junior, he made a sharp run with the ball and cut few distances away from the eighteen yard box and a wonderful strike to the post but was cut out by the Ajax keeper Andre Onana.
Ajax kept the pressure on, and in the 37th minute a goal from Nicolas Tagliafico, which was converted from a corner kick that lead the ball to the back of the net, but the celebration was cut short as there was a suspected off-side to the build up of the goal.
The VAR was summoned as the match referee went to have a closer look, the referee after minutes on the VAR screen called the goal off, it was a controversial moment but the VAR decision stood.
The first VAR incident in Champions League history was not without controversy as many observers thought Nicolas Tagliafico’s strike was valid.
As a result of the decision the two sides entered half-time scoreless, despite Ajax’s willingness to attack the three-time defending champions.
In total, Ajax fired 11 shots in the first half compared to just four for Madrid.
After the break Ajax never quite regained the same impetus , as likely a result of their incredible first-half intensity, as any hangover from the VAR controversy.
Still, Neres missed a cracking chance to open the scoring, and then, predictably, on the hour, Madrid struck.
Vinicius was the architect, leaving Mazraoui for dead, on the deck, and driving across the Ajax box before laying into the path of more esteemed finisher Benzema to power into the top corner.
But then, against the script, though not against the run of play, Ajax found a leveller, Neres crossing for Ziyech to stroke home.
However, there was still one more twist to come, when Dani Carvajal crossed for substitute Asensio to win it three minutes from time.