Ajax 1 Real Madrid 4

This was the game we were all waiting for, Ajax vs Real Madrid.

Two Giants of European football.

With a wave of flags by the supporters before the game to the music, this was a great way to get ready for the big match.

We all had our views on this match and being positive about Ajax’s chances of getting a result.

In reality this was not the case.

The first half saw Real Madrid threaten many times, Ronaldo was the first to threaten as he was picked out on the left side of the are, but Vermeer was off his line very quickly to block the Portuguese captain’s fierce effort.

Moments later Vermeer was forced into an even better double save as Kaka weaved himself some room inside the box and after his low shot was parried the Dutch keeper was back on his feet quickly to turn away Benzema’s attempt on the rebound. Ronaldo headed another pinpoint Kaka cross straight at Vermeer from five yards out, before Marcelo became the latest Real player to be denied as Vermeer steered away his low shot from the angle of the box.

However the opener arrived four minutes before half-time as Benzema got to the byline and his driven cross was deflected perfectly into the path of Ronaldo to flick the ball home from three yards.

The second couldn’t have got off to a worse start, with Real on the counter attack Karim Benzema scored the best goal of the game with a sharp bicycle kick which flew straight pass Vermeer.

What did Ajax have to lose at this point? Nothing!

Ajax scored from a Christian Eriksen corner which was headed in by Moisander at the back post, game on!!!!!!

Ajax had a great opportunity to equalise after Ryan Babel’s cross just eluded Siem de Jong at the near post. Danny Hoesen making his debut should have scored, but blazed over at the back post with his first touch.

What a chance to level the score.

Ajax would later regret that miss, Cristiano Ronaldo scoring two goals in two minutes to  walk away with the match ball and seal the points for Real Madrid who stay top of Group D with six points.

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