Real Madrid takes narrow advantage to the Bernabeu.
Defending Champions, Real Madrid snatched a late win against Ajax in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie last night.
The game had lots of controversies after the VAR made a first appearance in the competition, hence dictating the outcome of the game.
VAR disallowed Tagliafico goal in the first half after a review, Ajax found themselves behind through Karim Benzema’s 60th goal in the tournament.
It looked like Courtois had gifted Ajax a deserved lead when he fumbled Matthijs de Ligt’s header and allowed Tagliafico to nod in the rebound, but the goal was disallowed after a VAR review, seemingly because Tadic was blocking the keeper from an offside position.
Hakim Ziyech thought he had secured a deserved draw for the home side at Johan Cruijff ArenA, but Marco Asensio struck late on to put Madrid in control of the tie.