Real Madrid crashed out of the Champions League as Ajax produced a stunning 4-1 victory in the Santiago Bernabeu to reach the quarter-finals for the first time in 22 years.
‘This is historic for Ajax,’ said coach Erik ten Hag. ‘Almost nobody believed in us, not even the experts, but 4,000 fans did’.
Real Madrid defender Nacho said his team were ‘shattered’. ‘We’re out of a competition where we’ve been kings for a very long time,’ he said.
Ajax fans took to the streets to celebrate their unexpected victory over the Spanish giants, who will not feature in the Champions League final for the first time in three years.