Asensio nets late Real victor as Ajax left to rue VAR decision

14 February, 2019, 05:00 | Author: Suzanne Horton
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The goal, however, was ruled out by VAR as it was determined that Dusan Tadic had interfered with Courtois from an offside position. "When it happened I thought it could be offside".

"Because of his (Tadic's) intention I made a quick movement. I think it's brilliant how he carries out his job as leader, which isn't an easy one".

The controversial decision meant Real went in at half-time on level terms with all three goals coming in the second half.

But the reigning champions, seeking a fourth straight title, were given a major scare by the only team left in the competition who had to come through qualifying. It's such a shame this goal wasn't approved.

However, substitute Asensio grabbed Real's victor three minutes from the end.

Courtois' blushes were spared against Ajax when his flap originally gifted the Dutch side the lead.


"But we carried on well and we had our chances afterwards".

Ziyech, who had equalised with 15 minutes of normal time left only to see Asensio snatch a late victor midweek, insists Ajax can go to the Santiago Bernabeu for the return leg without fear.

Their form domestically has also dipped since they resumed after the winter break, with Erik ten Hag's team losing 6-2 at rivals Feyenoord last month. "We have to play our own game on Wednesday because it does not matter who your opponents are - you saw how we did against Bayern Munich (1-1 and 3-3 in the group stage). But I have not seen it", he told De Telegraaf. We should have done this better, then we would have scored one or more times extra.

Minus that threat, and with a revved-up crowd backing Ajax in Amsterdam, Real Madrid found itself on the back foot more than usual and lucky to have been spared a first-half deficit.

Signed last summer for 45 million euros (S$69m), Vinicius was supposed to spend his debut season settling in with the reserve side, a strategy adhered to, perhaps too rigidly, by Solari's predecessor Julen Lopetegui.

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