Real Madrid will take a 2-1 lead into next month’s return fixture thanks to what can be best described as a smash-and-grab victory.
The reigning European champions saw their opponents hit the post in the first half, on top of having a goal somewhat harshly ruled out following a few minutes of deliberation from the officials – the first time VAR has been used to chalk out a goal in the Champions League.
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Solari’s side then took lead on the hour through a good finish from Benzema and, after Ajax temporarily levelled things up through Ziyech, they went on to score a precious second away goal at the very end courtesy of substitute Asensio.
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