'They should be kissing his feet' - Bale treatment by fans 'a disgrace'

Ajax's Serbian forward Dusan Tadic celebrates with teammates after scoring

'They should be kissing his feet' - Bale treatment by fans 'a disgrace'

Real Madrid leads Ajax 2-1 thanks to its February 13 win in Amsterdam and is heavily favored to advance to the quarterfinals for the ninth consecutive season.

Ajax's Dusan Tadic has been directly involved in more goals than any other player in the Champions League this season (6 goals, 3 assists). There are some brilliant players in that team - David Neres, Matthijs De Ligt, Nicolas Tagfliafico, Hakim Ziyech and Frenkie De Jong will all feature heavily in Champions League highlights over the rest of their fledgling careers.

Thirteen-times winners Madrid, who have lifted the trophy in four of the last five years, and had reached at least the semi-finals for the last eight seasons, suffered their earliest elimination since 2010.

Los Blancos hosted their rivals in the second Clasico of the week and were looking for redemption after a 3-0 defeat in the Copa del Rey.

Real Madrid is now knocked out of Champions League in the Round of 16 after winning the tournament the past three seasons.

Having won 2-1 in Amsterdam, Real hold the slender advantage but they will be without the inspirational captain Sergio Ramos who is serving a three-match suspension. The already nervous crowd was stunned again about 10 minutes later when Neres added to the lead from close range after Tadic got past a few Real Madrid defenders with a run from near the midfield, clearing Casemiro with a superb spin move and dribble.

"Given what he did for us and this club, we miss Cristiano", Modric said, as per Marca.

Bale struck the woodwork with a shot over Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana just before halftime.

DF Raphael Varane, 6 - Things might have been different if his fourth-minute header had hit the net instead of Ajax's crossbar.

Real eventually pulled one back through Marcus Asensio on 70 minutes, but Ajax's Schone caught Thibaut Courtois out with a curled free-kick two minutes later to end any hopes of a late Real fightback.

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