Social media has exploded into life tonight, on the again of Actual Madrid extremely crashing out of the Champions League by the hands of Ajax.
Actual Madrid vs Ajax
Los Blancos welcomed their Dutch opponents to the Bernabeu a short while in the past, for the second-leg of the last-16 tie between the golf equipment.
Actual headed into proceedings with qualification firmly of their grasp, on the again of a hard-fought (and largely-undeserved) 2-1 first-leg win.
The European champions, although, didn’t precisely head into tonight’s matchup in optimistic kind.
After first being ousted from the Copa Del Rey courtesy of a Three-Zero drubbing by the hands of Clasico rivals Barcelona final week, Actual have been then put to the sword by the Blaugrana but once more on the weekend, as Barca took one other step in direction of the La Liga title.
| GOAL! |
Ivan Rakitic opens the scoring with a ravishing end on the Bernabeu!
Barcelona lead Actual Madrid as soon as once more 😳#ElClasico pic.twitter.com/CJEYr4qEbL
— Eleven Sports activities (@ElevenSports_UK) March 2, 2019
Ajax run riot
And the struggles of Los Blancos on all-fronts reached new heights altogether tonight, as, in completely gorgeous circumstances, Ajax emerged from the Bernabeu with a fully-deserved Four-1 victory.
Hakim Ziyech put the guests in entrance with simply 7 minutes on the clock, earlier than David Neres doubled Ajax’s lead contained in the opening 20 minutes, sending the travelling followers into rapturous celebrations:
Three/Three/18: Southampton Zero-Zero Stoke
5/Three/19: Actual Madrid Zero-2 Ajax
From battling relegation to ripping aside the Bernabeu.
Dusan Tadic that’s obscene! 😱 pic.twitter.com/OuDUCIiCPZ
— Soccer on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 5, 2019
And Dusan Tadic, who was in irresistible kind all through the 90 minutes in Madrid, made it Three fifteen minutes into the second-half, with a surprising left-footed end.
Actual appeared to have restored some hope of a late-great comeback when Marco Asensio’s pinpoint strike discovered the bottom-corner within the 70th-minute, however the tie was put to mattress as soon as and for all simply 2 minutes later, as Lasse Schone’s bending free-kick evaded Thibaut Courtois to nestle within the far nook:
What is occurring on the Bernabéu?! 😳
Lasse Schöne scores an unimaginable free-kick and Ajax are working riot!
Gorgeous 👏 pic.twitter.com/mJ9t7Ve4Yf
— Soccer on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 5, 2019
De Jong & Tadic steal the present
As abysmal as Actual have been within the Spanish capital tonight, Ajax have been equally excellent, with each one of many Eredivisie outfit’s stars having contributed to a historic staff efficiency.
Nonetheless, two gamers stood out within the eyes of many, within the type of Frenkie de Jong and Dusan Tadic.
de Jong, who’s after all set to affix Actual’s Clasico rivals Barcelona in the summertime, put in an imperious exhibiting on the base of Ajax’s midfield, trying nearly frighteningly-cool and picked up when in possession, ruthless when out of it and, all-in-all, dominating a midfield containing each Luka Modric and Toni Kroos.
Frankie de Jong touches the ball and you’ll see the ball have a look at him with coronary heart eyes
— Zito (@_Zeets) March 5, 2019
In the course of the first-half of Actual Madrid-Ajax, Frenkie de Jong tried and accomplished extra passes than some other participant on the pitch.
✖️ 32 passes tried
✖️ 29 passes accomplished
✖️ 91% cross accuracy
He’s in management. pic.twitter.com/PetwohBEBF
— Scouted Soccer (@ScoutedFtbl) March 5, 2019
De Jong dominating the Actual Madrid midfield. Technical masterclass.
— RG (@registability) March 5, 2019
Frenkie De Jong getting a style of what it’s wish to play for Barca, he’s on the market treating the Bernabeu prefer it’s his playground.
— Dean Jones (@DeanJonesBR) March 5, 2019
Fast reminder to all of you that Frenkie De Jong is coming this summer season to play alongside Arthur reincarnated Melo in midfield. Simply think about that duo collectively bossing the midfield.
— m (@EnjoyArthur) March 5, 2019
De Jong has bossed this recreation mate!!!!! #celebrity https://t.co/ATiAm1T4aT
— Don Hutchison (@donhutch4) March 5, 2019
Former Southampton man Tadic, in the meantime, put in a artistic clinic for the away aspect, dazzling with gorgeous runs, an help of the season contender, and a wide ranging end to seal Ajax’s development to the Champions League’s quarter-finals.
6 – Dusan Tadic turned the second ever participant to attain at the least six objectives for @AFCAjax in a single Champions League season, after Jari Litmanen (in 1994-95 & 1995-96). Artist. pic.twitter.com/PcWdwN3JSi
— OptaJohan (@OptaJohan) March 5, 2019
Ajax & Tadic trying just like the Ajax & Litmanen of 1995!
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) March 5, 2019
Dusan Tadic appeared absolute turd at Southampton and now he’s taking the piss within the Bernabéu.
Soccer is f*cking fantastic.
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) March 5, 2019
I observe @ViasportVeland on this: I’ve solely seen three gamers actually humble Actual Madrid at Santiago Bernabéu:
— Jonas Giæver (@CheGiaevara) March 5, 2019
That is by miles the very best match of the season.
Final yr Dusan Tadic was a rotation possibility at Southampton. Proper now he’s eviscerating Actual Madrid within the Bernabeu in entrance of their terrible followers.
— elliot ross (@FutbolsaCountry) March 5, 2019
Tadic with a efficiency for the ages. Concerned in each aim. Positively an all time nice efficiency
— Charles (@charlesdynasti) March 5, 2019
Ramos torn aside
Ajax’s stars weren’t the one ones to have caught the headlines, although, with Actual Madrid’s Sergio Ramos having additionally garnered loads of consideration on-line tonight.
The Spanish stopper picked up a deliberate yellow card through the closing moments of his aspect’s first-leg victory in Amsterdam Three weeks in the past, to make sure a clear disciplinary report for what he little question thought can be a quarter-final berth.
As such, followers of the ever-controversial Actual captain have since been in unforgiving temper:
Ajax vs Actual Madrid first-leg:
89′: Sergio Ramos picks up intentional reserving to make sure suspension for second-leg.
Actual Madrid vs Ajax second-leg:
73′: Actual path by Four objectives to 1 pic.twitter.com/joco3gWk0Q
— 101 Nice Targets (@101greatgoals) March 5, 2019
Ajax efficiency tonight. Definitive Proof Karma does exist for Sergio Ramos in any case?
— roger bennett (@rogbennett) March 5, 2019
A reminder that Sergio Ramos intentionally obtained booked to overlook tonight’s recreation… pic.twitter.com/B0TPDdxd2D
— SportsJOE (@SportsJOEdotie) March 5, 2019
A enjoyable insult that can be added to this explicit damage is that Sergio Ramos will now be out for Actual Madrid’s 2019-2020 Champions League opener.
— Alexander Abnos (@AnAbnos) March 5, 2019
Ramos within the Actual Madrid dressing room pic.twitter.com/kc9psFag6v
— Yours really, goes loopy (@1GoesBananas) March 5, 2019
Sergio Ramos acquired a seemingly deliberate yellow card within the first leg of Actual Madrid vs Ajax.
Sergio Ramos is watching his Actual Madrid aspect lose Four-1 within the second leg from the stands.
Actual Madrid are crashing out of Europe.
— Anfield HQ (@AnfieldHQ) March 5, 2019
Simply keep in mind that Sergio Ramos obtained himself deliberately suspended for this recreation as a result of he thought the job was already achieved.
— totalBarça (@totalBarca) March 5, 2019
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