The Dutch media Thursday to be mostly positive about the game of Ajax against Real Madrid in the eighth finals of the Champions League, although this is also the difference with the absolute top highlights.
“Long-excellent to join and then the lid on the nose. The scenario was a hundred times have passed, still it happened and knew Ajax is in the end not to arms”, writes The Telegraph after the 1-2-defeat. “Real Madrid let you play football, gives you the feeling that you are well and good in the match, but when all is said and done, save them.”
The newspaper concludes that Ajax Real never real problems concerned. “Not nice to see, but also against Ajax could Real Madrid afford to take on half power to play and with a great starting position for the quarter-finals to return to Spain”, there is to read.
“And so, it stands to conclude that Ajax with open eyes in the fall of the champion of Europe is stepped on. The team need not be ashamed.”
Ajax had, especially for rest opportunities to score and saw that a hit of Nicolás Tagliafico was rejected. After resting beat Karim Benzema, made Hakim Ziyech equal, but won Real by a goal of Marco Asensio.
Summary Ajax-Real Madrid (1-2)
‘Rash was so cynical and clinical, as it was feared’
The AD emphasises, in particular, the volatility of Ajax, a bad series of behind-the-back and Saturday, even a painful 1-0 defeat suffered to visit at Heracles Almelo.
“It remains absurd that Ajax is so schizophrenic can play football this season, with merciless slips against Heracles and Feyenoord. But in something wider perspective, his European tour worth its weight in gold for the Dutch football of the near future, and for the Dutch national team of Ronald Koeman,” writes the newspaper.
“About three weeks buy Ajax nothing for a beauty prize in the Madrid stadium Bernabéu. The result yesterday was exactly as cynical and clinical and pre-fear fell. The titelrace also fear for the worst for the richest club of the Netherlands, all of the European excitement as regret.”
The newspaper concludes, however, that Ajax can be proud of the European season. “If the Dutch football somewhere out of the valley was pulled, then it was this season on the riveting topvoetbalavonden like this one in Amsterdam.
Ziyech for Ajax equalizer against Real Madrid
‘European season Ajax is a book full of memories’
Also in de Volkskrant focuses on the unpredictability of Ajax. “But Wednesday in the Johan Cruijff ArenA was Ajax to embrace, because it dared to play football against all those champions. Ajax believes he’s apparently too large for the modest window of the Premier league”, is the conclusion.
“But if Europe is watching, as the stadium roars in excitement, and if the international scouts with their notepads volschrijven with the pro’s and contra’s of the usually young players from the Amsterdam stole it, then Ajax this season at its best. How the eighth-final against Real on 5 march also ends the European season is a book full of memories.”
The return between Real Madrid and Ajax, at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu on Tuesday 5 march. The duel begins just as the heenwedstrijd to 21.00 hours.
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