A young and adventurous Ajax side, guarded by Andre Onana, have gone, seen, and conquered almighty Real Madrid on their own patch.
Goals from Moroccan, Hakeem Ziyech and the Brazilian, Neres in the 7 and 18 minute, brought out self believe in the head’s of coach Eric Ten Hag’s men.
A screamer from Dusan Tadic, in the 61 minute, and Lasse Schone’s 25 yards free kick was the icing on the cake_ that was enough to overturn a 2-1 deficit a fortnight ago in Holland.
The game wasn’t without scare, as Onana was called up more often in the second half, parrying a Gareth Bale’s effort. Real got one back through Marco Asenjio’s effort that sneaked in, after The finger tips of Andre Onana wasn’t able to get it away. In total Andre Onana made 7 saves for Ajax on Tuesday night.
The 13 time winners are on the road of no return for the first time since 2009/10 campaign, when they were ousted by an inspirational Jean II Makoun and his Lyon side.
An impeccable Andre Onana played a big part in Ajax’s qualification to the quarter finals, commanding his area when called upon, and starting the play from the back, in a noisy Bernabeu the goalkeeper kept his nerve, under pressure and constantly built up the game from the back
The former La Masia academy product has had the last laugh after a first leg that ended 1-2 in favour of Real in the Amsterdam arena.
The 22-year-old and his team mates with an average age of 24, have sent the city into shock.
The Cameroonian international and his mates have made a name for themselves.They played the Europa league Final in 2017, and they have walked majestically passed the winners of the 3 previous editions, not bad for the club that have won the Champions league 3 times.
Onana is the first in this year’s Champions league campaign to make it passed the round of 16 and the challenge has been thrown to Matip, Aboubakar and Choupo-Moting to try and get passed their opponents.