Full time: Ajax 1-2 Real Madrid
Have a look! Have a look! Peeeeeep! An entertaining game comes to an end and Real Madrid can return to the Bernabeu 2-1 thanks to a late collision. Despite a heroic move by Ajax, whose players have been devastated, Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio scored a 75th-minute goal from Hakim Ziyech in the 75th minute.
90 + 2 minutes: Chance!!! Kasper Dolberg, who was defeated only with Thibaut Courtois, kicks off with his shot under the pressure of a defender.
90 minutes: Sergio Ramos is a yellow card from a booking and decides he will suspend the next game to clear his list. He stretches a leg and annoys Kasper Dolberg and the referee commits him to take his name.
Anyway, back to the goal. With the attack from Madrid, Marco Asensio escaped from his far-away post by Donny van de Beek to get home wonderful A cross that Carvajal had rolled from the right through the Ajax penalty area.
Oh, for the love of God. The referee must contact his VAR team again as they will investigate another possible foul in the build-up. The players do not know what's going on, the fans do not know what's going on … After a short, long break to be extremely irritating, he points to the center circle and the goal stands.
GATE! Ajax 1-2 Real Madrid (Asensio 87)
Madrid takes the lead again as the game blows up. Of course they do.
85 minutes: Real Madrid change from a few minutes ago: Vinicius Junior out, Mariano Diaz a.
83 min: Yellow card for Lucas Vazquez, who was booked for a cynical foul on David Neres.
82 minutes: Asensio tries his luck again from a distance, but this attempt is blocked by Matthijs de Ligt.
81 min: Onana admits a corner, with terribly bad distance. To be fair, the ball took a wild poodle from a discarded plastic jar that had been blown up or thrown into the field.
79 min: Marco Asensio tries a speculative shot and it's a fine effort that surprised Andre Onana and enters the side net.
It stands!!! I'm not sure why it would not, but there were some nervous moments when Real's players complained about a challenge they thought was illegal in the run-up to the goal. It was a pretty easy finish for Ziyech, who placed a ball in front of his man, who was pointed at him by Neres from the left.
GATE! Ajax 1-1 Real Madrid (Ziyech 75)
It's all space in Amsterdam, as Hakim Ziyech balances for the hosts! But wait, the Real players are around the referee …
74 min: Kasper Dolberg is directly in action and shoots high over the crossbar after making a rather angled run to stay on the side and reach a decent pass.
72 minutes: Ajax change: Lasse Schone makes room for his compatriot Kasper Dolberg. Real Madrid change: Karim Benzema out, Marco Asensio on.
71 min: Hakim Ziyech takes the free-kick and shoots on goal, but makes no problem to Courtois.
70 minutes: Sergio Reguilon, the young Madrid player who keeps Marcelo away from the Real Madrid side, is booked after scoring a free kick a few yards from his own penalty area. It is 27 meters from the gate and in a wonderful position.
68 minutes: Kasper Dolberg is close to Ajax. The young Dane, who receives final instructions from Erik ten Hag, is about 12 years old.
64 minutes: Daley Blind plays a nice ball in the Real Madrid penalty area and tries to find Tagliafico in a good position. Carvajal shields the ball well, holds off the Ajax left-back and allows Thibaut Courtois to pick up the ball.
62 min: That's terrible for Ajax, but monotonously predictable by Real Madrid, who were grim in the first half but went through the corridors in the first 15 minutes of the second second.
60 minutes: Real replacement: Gareth Bale out, Lucas Vazquez on.
GATE! Ajax 0-1 Real Madrid (Benzema 59)
Brilliant game by Vinisius, leaving behind Mazraoui behind the touch line, penetrates into the penalty area and pulls off Benzema, who hits the ball to Andre Onana.
58 min: Real's uninterrupted spell is interrupted by a Vinicius foul on Mazraoui, who scores a free-kick for his team.
57 min: Bale plays the ball on vinicius on the left, while Real has a continuous possession spell.
55 min: Luka Modric overcooks a pass intended for Gareth Bale at the bottom right. As fast as he is, the Welsh winger can not prevent the ball from being rolled out of play.
53 min: Hakim Ziyech is booked for a flight to Gareth Bale. He is today one of six Ajax players currently referred to as the "discipline cable car". A yellow card is removed from triggering an automatic ban.
50 minutes: Neres beats the trap to cling to a ball from deep down. He takes the ball wide and saves Courtois with a rattling drive. A corner for Ajax, from which nothing comes.
50 minutes: A Onana penalty gives Real Madrid the ball, with Carvajal taking advantage of it. Persistent pressure from Real causes Carvajal to knock off Benzema at the box's edge. His shot shoots into the lower right corner, but Onana throws himself left to save.
49 min: Carvajal gets Bale from right to right. His square ball towards Benzema is intercepted and deleted.
47 min: By the way, no personnel changes on both sides.
Second half: Ajax 0: 0 Real Madrid
46 min: Ajax brings the ball into the second half after giving Real Madrid a 45-minute lead. They were outstanding and Real was poor, but the dead end is unbroken.
More about this VAR decision: It seems certain that Dusan Tadic was offside and disrupted the game as Matthias de Ligt led the ball forward to the gate. Very, very unhappy for Ajax. It was so tight that VAR, which we know took only seconds, took two minutes and fifty seconds to clear it.
Halftime: Ajax 0: 0 Real Madrid
The players go into the break, with some of Ajax looking absolutely mad. They achieved and celebrated an absolutely legitimate goal, but after an eternity, after the referee had interacted with his video assistant referee team, they ruled it out and forensically examined the goal on his own screen on the sidelines. The Ajax players and the fans who came to them have no idea why the goal was eliminated. Courtois is relieved to be off the hook.
45 + 1 min: Ajax wins a free kick for a Carvajal foul on Tagliafico between the penalty area and the sideline. Lasse Schone combines his luck with an ambitious shot, but Courtois can save easily.
44 minutes: VAR is far from perfect, but it could be less flawed. It's absolutely ridiculous that nobody in the stadium or on TV sees why this gate has been ruled out. For what it's worth, the goal looked good for me.
NO GOAL! It's back to Ajax 0: 0 Real Madrid
Critics of VAR will have one field day with this one. Ajax took a few turns in quick succession and Mattijs de Ligt turned a powerful head-mark forward. Thibaut Courtois could not catch him and the ball shot from him in the air. With the goalkeeper from his line Tagliafico went from seven or eight meters away in an unguarded network.
After a very long break for a VAR intervention, the referee seems to rule it out for both barriers – Dusan Tadic was ahead of Courtois when the "goal" was scored, possibly in an offside position and it was assumed he had interfered with play Das sehen a tough decision.
39 minutes: There is a break in the game when the umpire calls for a VAR intervention before going to the touchline to check his monitor for himself.
GATE! Ajax 1: 0 Real Madrid (Tagliafico 38)
Ajax is rightly ahead, largely thanks to a monumental flap by Thibaut Courtois.