Ajax Eliminates Real Madrid in Shock Champions League Result

Ajax's midfielder Hakim Ziyech celebrates after scoring at the Real Madrid v Ajax, Uefa Champions League match. Photo by Cesar Cebolla/ALF/DYDPPA/REX/Shutterstock (10142006q)

The three-time reigning Champions League title-holders were upset in one of the most shocking results in the competition’s history.

Real Madrid, who won the competition in 2016, 2017, and 2018 and have the most titles (13) in the history of the competition, was humiliated by Ajax by a 1-4 final score at the Santiago Bernabéu on Tuesday night.

The Spanish giants have just completed what might be one of the worst weeks in the history of their club. They were beaten at home twice to rivals FC Barcelona last Wednesday and Sunday, eliminating them from a the Copa del Rey and effectively from La Liga’s title race.

Tuesday night’s loss against Ajax hurts the most, though.

Real Madrid won 1-2 in Amsterdam in the draw’s first leg and were massive favorites to win and advance last night.

However, the young Ajax squad outclassed Real Madrid and deservedly moved on.

Real Madrid’s defense had a disastrous night, allowing Hakim Ziyech, David Neres, Dusan Tadic, and Lasse Schøne to score for Ajax.

Only Marco Asensio found the goal for the home side.

Real Madrid now must endure six months without a meaningful game, something that has been almost unthinkable in recent years.