The defending Champions League winners went behind early as the Dutch club stunned the Santiago Bernabeu crowd
Real Madrid shockingly fell behind against Ajax at Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday, and many were quick to take to social media to both express their disbelief and ridicule the defending champions.
The Dutch side entered Tuesday’s match trailing, having been on the end of a 2-1 defeat in the first leg that certainly felt flattering to Madrid.
However, when the final whistle blew, it was the Dutch side that emerged and pushed through to the quarter-final round via a 5-3 aggregate victory thanks to a 4-1 romp at the Bernebeu.
Ajax opened the scoring in the seventh minute through Hakim Ziyech, who finished first-time to level the score at 2-2 on aggregate.
However, Real Madrid still had the advantage on away goals before Dusan Tadic helped create Ajax’s second, spinning past Casemiro before setting up David Neres as Ajax took the lead.
With Neres’ goal, Ajax took a 3-2 lead on aggregate within 18 minutes after dominating large portions of the first leg.
And while Ajax were easing past Real Madrid’s backline, Twitter was quick to revel in and dissect the Spanish side’s struggles.
Tadic and Lasse Schone added the finishing touches to the victory in the second half, with Marco Asensio’s strike nothing more than a consolation before Nacho was sent off in stoppage time.