Brilliant Ajax slay Real Madrid in shock Champions League exit

Published on 6 Mar 2019 11:21:22 AM

Holders Real Madrid were sensationally knocked out of the Champions League on Tuesday night after being thrashed 4-1 at home by an outstanding Ajax Amsterdam who overturned a first-leg deficit to reach the quarter-finals 5-3 on aggregate.

The humiliating defeat completed a miserable week for Real, who have monopolised the competition since 2016 and are now left with nothing to fight for this season after back-to-back defeats to Barcelona had knocked them out of the Copa del Rey and effectively ended their La Liga title hopes.