Twitter reactions on Real Madrid vs Ajax: The Dutch side pulled a massive turnaround as they defeated Real at Santiago Bernabeu.
It was an unforgettable night for the travelling fans at the Santiago Bernabeu, as Ajax produced a remarkable performance to beat Real Madrid.
The defending champions of Europe were knocked out in the round-of-16 of the Champions League for the first time since May 2015. Ajax scored four past Real Madrid at their home ground – becoming the first team to do so since Barcelona four years ago, to proceed to the quarterfinal of the Champions League.
Ajax’s forward, Dusan Tadic was phenomenal for the side as he bagged two brilliant assists and scored an incredible goal in the second half to complete an all-round performance.
Daley Blind was also key to Ajax’s performance. Frenkie De Jong ruled the midfield battle as he gave a trailer of what was about to come for Real Madrid when he joins Barcelona in the summer this year.
Bale? Lost in translation
Solari? Absolutely clueless
— Isco Disco (@MadridistaFacts) March 5, 2019
The pain on Solari’s face is clear. He’s put his heart and soul into this job. Madridista through and through. I’ll never doubt that. Unfortunately that’s not enough to be good at one of the toughest managerial jobs in world football.
— Santolari Solago (@OmVArvind) March 5, 2019
Solari losing twice at home to Barcelona and now losing 4-1 at home to Ajax.
Haven’t known of a more inevitable sacking since Pete from Accounts accidentally sent a bitchy email about his boss, TO his boss.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) March 5, 2019
Real Madrid won the first leg of the tie 2-1 but were hardly convincing in the game. Ajax resumed from where they left, as the Los Blancos were further hit by the absence of Sergio Ramos.
The Real Madrid captain was suspended prior to the game for his acceptance on deliberately going for a yellow card booking in the first leg of the tie.
With this loss, Real Madrid are knocked out of all the cup competitions and have potentially given away their final chance of winning a silverware this season.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 5, 2019
Barcelona players have won their last three games at the Santiago Bernabéu:
Real Madrid 0-3 Barcelona
Real Madrid 0-1 Barcelona
Real Madrid 1-4 Frenkie de Jong
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) March 5, 2019
🗣 Bale: “We are more of a team now that Ronaldo is gone.”
🗣 Carvajal: “Raul’s career at Real Madrid was better than Cristiano’s.”
🗣 Ceballos: “You won’t notice Ronaldo’s absence.”
🗣 Benzema: “I used to play for Ronaldo, but now I’m the leader.” pic.twitter.com/vUusVDJER4
— Football Tweet (@Football__Tweet) March 5, 2019
Santiago Solari’s side is facing a disappointing patch at the moment as the side lost to Barcelona twice within three days last weekend – stretching their losing run to three across all competitions.
Barcelona humbled Real Madrid 3-0 at Santiago Bernabeu in the semifinal of the Copa del Rey and registered another win at the venue on Saturday.
Santiago Solari’s future is likely to come under heavy speculation after the side’s heavy defeat to Ajax. It has been reported earlier that Real Madrid have identified three managerial targets for the summer.
Dani Carvajal spoke to media for the post-match interview.
Interviewer: With Real Madrid having the best player in the world in the team, you should have beaten Ajax
— 👑 OLUWAFIFUNMI 🎨🇳🇬 (@FifunmiRexx) March 5, 2019
Real Madrid just got washed by Ajax 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/5rBuawCpvM
— Architect Olamigenius 🇳🇬 (@Olamigenius1) March 5, 2019
“It is never easy coming off two defeats at home against Barca, but we came here with victory clearly in mind. But two mistakes put us 0-2 down.. And the 0-3 killed us,” Carvajal said.
“Tonight is not for looking for excuses. They were better than us and deserved to go through.
“The season is over. It is a matter of us being professional now. It’s been a s**t year.”
Former Real Madrid star Emilio Butragueno, however, was supportive of the team.
Stunning and legendary performance by @AFCAjax tonight in Madrid. It was a pleasure to watch both legs live in the stadiums. @SpursOfficial through as well, its a good day. #UCL pic.twitter.com/j8w9TnJWsn
— Rafael van der Vaart (@rafvdvaart) March 5, 2019
Perez: Ronaldo can leave if he wants, he’s not the president, I am!
Marcelo and Casemiro: No he shouldn’t, he’s a key factor to the team
Bale and co: He can leave, he’s not that important after all
*Ajax 5-3 Madrid*
— Mr Sam (@XammyOfficial) March 5, 2019
Real Madrid’s chances may have been better had Ramos not received a seemingly deliberate yellow card in the first leg.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) March 5, 2019
“We all know what these players have given us over these years. You cannot win all the time. This is sport. The team tried their best, but it was not to be. We have lost in a very hard way. It is very difficult to win a Champions League,” Butragueno said.
It has been reported that the fans were screaming outside the stadium for a return of Jose Mourinho to the side.
Mourinho managed Real Madrid for three years, between 2011 and 2014, leading the side to a La Liga title. However, his final season ended in the side losing in the semifinals of the Champions League and tensions with the players inside the dressing room.
– Sergio Ramos gets deliberately carded so he would be available for selection in the quarter-finals.
— SPORTbible (@sportbible) March 5, 2019
Real Madrid have lost their last three Champions League home games without Sergio Ramos in the squad:
1-3 vs. Juventus (suspended)
0-3 vs. CSKA (not in the squad)
1-4 vs. Ajax (suspended)
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) March 5, 2019
Jose Mourinho praised Real Madrid during his punditry stint with beIN Sport recently.
“eal Madrid made something extraordinary in Europe in the last five years is absolutely incredible. If you want to look at my time we are speaking for about seven years, seven semi-finals. Five years, four finals and four victories it’s absolutely amazing,” Mourinho said.