Three times defending champions Real Madrid were knocked out of the UEFA Champions League, round of 16 match-ups in a shocking defeat by the Dutch football club Ajax in the round of 16, second leg. The defeat shocked the Real Madrid fans but it did delight the rivals.
Real Madrid played dominantly in the round of 16 first leg against Ajax that took place at the Johan Cruijff Arena. The former won the away game with a score of 1-2 and headed to the second leg at the Santiago Bernabeu where they were thrashed by Ajax by 1-4 taking the aggregate score to 5-3 in Ajax favour.
The loss especially evoked happiness from two Barcelona legends, who took to the social media platforms to show their joy.
Three times Champions League winner and former Barcelona skipper Carles Puyol could not resist mocking the hated rivals after the match and posted ‘OMG’ alongside appreciative and shocked face emojis.
— Carles Puyol (@Carles5puyol) March 5, 2019
On the other side, current Barcelona striker Luis Suarez congratulated his former club Ajax on their hard-fought win against Real Madrid, he said, “Congratulations, I have always been a fan of Ajax.”
— Luis Suarez (@LuisSuarez9) March 5, 2019
Real were not expected to get knocked out of the competition, considering that they headed into the second leg at home with a 2-1 lead. The win sealed the Dutch side’s place in the quarterfinals for the first time since 2003.
After making it to the Champions League semi-finals for 8 consecutive seasons, Real Madrid have been knocked out of the league in the round of 16 stages.