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

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?

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By Ollie Irish on September 16th, 2010 in Champions League, Featured, Photos, Real Madrid, Top 10s & lists. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

3 Responses to “Real Madrid 2-0 Ajax, Champions League: Top 10 Photos”

  1. dennis says:

    Ajax were torn apart and only had one shot on target the entire game.
    It was known that they weren’t as good as in the mid 90’s but last night’s performance was appalling.

  2. michael says:

    Cristiano was rubbish, özil was superb

  3. deckard says:

    you can look at it from two sides. yes ajax gave them far too much respect and just let themselves get owned. on the other, real madrid’s spending is 7 to 8 times that of ajax, what else would you have expected. madrid can buy the best players in the world while ajax have to do with 2nd-string foreigners(sulejmani) and erratic youth players(de jong, anita) who are still far from ripe enough to handle champions league football.

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