Real Madrid 2-0 Ajax, Champions League: Top 10 Photos

Ollie Irish

16th, September 2010


By Ollie Irish


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Real Madrid's Mesut Ozil

Photos: PA

A dominant win (62% possession, 15 shots on target – it should have been much more comfortable) for Jose Mourinho’s New All-Star Galacticos (© Pies) in the Special One’s first European game in charge at the Bernabeu. Martin Jol, the Ajax head coach, even reached for the ‘men against boys’ cliché after the match, to which Mourinho countered with: “It was boys against boys because we have a group of boys, leaving aside Ricardo Carvalho, Iker and Alonso.”

After a sluggish, cautious start in La Liga, which prompted some Madrid fans to jeer and whistle Mourinho (crazy but true), this result, against a proper European team (albeit one that’s seen better days), may well be the start of something beautiful between Jose and Los Merengues. Given Mourinho’s impeccable record in this competition, I wouldn’t bet against C-Ron, Ozil and co. making it to Wembley in May. Maybe against his old club Chelsea?