UEFA Champions League: Ajax Push Out Real Madrid
There is virtually nothing real about Real Madrid again as their freefall continued on Tuesday in the UEFA Champions League where they were dumped out by Ajax Amsterdam.
Los Blancos had won the first leg 2-1 but instead of consolidating on their 'lucky' away win, Santiago Solari's men were torn into shreds in Tuesday's second leg clash; losing 1-4 at the Bernabeu.
The defeat means that Los Blancos have now lost each of their last four home games in all competitions, including twice to Barcelona in their two fixtures before what proved to be a historic evening at the Bernabeu.
The 13-time champions have been semi-finalists or better in each of the last eight seasons, but they will not have the chance to play for a fourth straight European Cup, which is expected to lead to the exit of head coach Santiago Solari.
Already, there are reports that Real Madrid chiefs will
consider turning to club legend Raul as a replacement for struggling Solari.
Los Blancos president Florentino Perez is believed to be ready to terminate the contract signed by Solari just four months ago following a poor run of results.
In the other game also played on Tuesday, English club Tottenham Hotspur cemented their place in the quarter finals of the Champions League as they beat their German opponents, Borussia Dortmund again.
While Spurs had won the first leg 3-0 at Wembley, at the Signal Iduna Park they won 1-0 to progress on a 4-0 aggregate and it was their inspirational captain Harry Kane that got the goal.
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