What: Real Madrid will take on Ajax in the first leg of the Round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League. "We have a really good team, with experience, and we have to show it by beating Ajax". And your man started with drawing the big square box.
However, his goal was swiftly chalked off. VAR ruled out the goal with Dusan Tadic being deemed offside. Football isn't just about playing pretty stuff, it's about reading the game and Real Madrid did that very well tonight. That monitor will do well to survive the next half hour.
Ten Hag was not convinced by the video images he saw.
Manager Santiago Solari dismissed questions over Marcelo's long term future at the club at the pre-game news conference, after the out-of-favour left-back had said that he would be prepared to leave in the summer if he was no longer wanted at the Bernabeu.
The controversial decision meant Real went in at half-time on level terms with all three goals coming in the second half.
Ajax didn't give up and after substitute Kasper Dolberg had missed, Hakim Ziyech produced the equalizer in the 75th minute.More news: Official Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10 and S10
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Rather than disallowing the goal for a foul on Courtois, who struggled to claim a header from Mattijs De Ligt under pressure, VAR ruled that the player in the Real Madrid goalkeeper's path was actually caught offside by a fraction. But it started confidently and Tadic almost gave Ajax the lead, his 26th-minute shot hitting the post after beating Courtois. Vinicius Junior came closest for Madrid when he cut in from the left wing and shot on target only for Onana to palm the ball over the bar.
Marco Asensio struck a late victor to ensure Real Madrid took a lead back to Spain.
Los Blancos scored twice away from home to beat the Dutch side 2-1 in the first leg of the round of 16, which puts the Spanish giants in a great position to qualify for the next round of the competition.
Ajax made life hard for Madrid but it didn't come as a surprise to the defender.